What is it?
Why should you host it?
At IONOS, we understand that hosting games is important to you—and we feel the same way. The IONOS Cloud lets you and your friends play lots of online games, such as Minecraft, as a group.
A personal game server puts you in complete control of your online party. Picking the game and choosing the number of players is entirely up to you. And that’s not all: you decide which gamers are allowed to stay and which ones have to leave. As the controller of your own cloud-based game server, you can monitor and control your online party any way you choose.
Affordable game servers: playing games in the cloud with IONOS
Full root access—also for TS3
The IONOS Cloud gives you full root access to your game server. For instance, you can install an additional TS3 server to communicate with your fellow players.
IONOS allows unlimited traffic—on a cloud server with state-of-the-art hardware (including Intel® SSD storage) that is routinely checked and strictly monitored.
Linux or Windows as the operating system
You can choose between Windows and Linux as the operating system:
- With Windows, you can pick Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.
- Linux is available in the CentOS 6, CentOS 7, Debian 8, Debian 9, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 18.04 distributions.
Why renting a secure game server is important:
Security is a vital aspect for any game server, and the IONOS data centers are among the safest and most efficient in the world. We make sure that your game server remains permanently up and running in Germany, which we can guarantee thanks to our ultra-fast 300 Gbit/s external connection. Of course, SSL certified encryption is also included. With us, you will enjoy data privacy with 256-bit encryption.
Providing stacks of optional extras for your game server, IONOS opens the door to high-performance hardware solutions combined with professional service. The most important extras include:
- Load balancers to distribute traffic across several of your servers with just a few clicks
- Secure VPN (Virtual Private Network) connections between local computers and your cloud server
- Scalability of server resources
Game Server Hosting
Setting up a cloud server for gaming with IONOS is simple, and our intuitive configurator will help you to build a package perfectly suited to your requirements. To begin with, select the processor, RAM and hard disk space that will form the core of your game server hosting package.
Once you have chosen the base on which to build, you can then quickly and easily choose your OS, system and version management software, as well as professional back up options. The next step allows you to take advantage of a free domain name that is included in every game server hosting package, before you go on to enter your customer details and complete your purchase. Finally, with the IONOS guarantee, you can trial your game server hosting package for 30 days without obligation—the perfect way to ensure you have everything you need.
When you choose IONOS for your game server hosting, you also have the option of deciding which operating system your server will run on. This means that you can set up and maintain your server using an operating system that is already familiar to you. Both Windows and Linux options are available depending upon your preferences and requirements; simply select the OS as you configure your game server hosting package. Please note, however, that the CS:GO image included in the IONOS cloud server package only runs on Linux.
Security is extremely important to the continued accessibility of your game server. Fortunately, the IONOS Data Centers are among the safest and most efficient in the world, ensuring that your cloud-based game server provides uninterrupted access thanks to its guaranteed 99.9% availability.
With a number of optional extras for your game server, IONOS provides you access to powerful hardware solutions combined with professional services. The most important services:
- Secure VPN connection
- Professional SSL certification providing data protection with 256-bit encryption
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