Minecraft News ”REALMS PRICE DROP!”

REALMS PRICE DROP!

It was announced on Dec 14, 2015 in an official post that Mojang were dropping the prices on their Realms server hosting by about 12% in order to attract more people to use the realm hosting over the 3rd party Minecraft hosts such as, Bisect Hosting, McProHosting, Nitrous Networks and the other 50+ hosts that have sprung up since the start of Minecraft. So how much have the prices dropped?

New Prices

A one off 30 Day subscription will now cost £6.99/$9.99/€8.99 compared to the original price of £8/€10/$13 which means a new saving of around 12.5%

The 90 day / 3 Month packages will now cost £18.99/$26.99/€23.99 compared to the original price of £21/$35/€26 saving an average of 11% across the different currencies.

The whooping 6 month / 180 day package now costs £33.99/$47.99/€42.99 compared to the original price of £38/$62/€46 meaning even more savings for those super Minecraft fans!

If your happy to sign up for a monthly subscription with a recurring payment you are now able to get a server for as low as £5.59/$7.99/€7.19 for 30 days granting you even more savings compared to the one off 30 day subscription.

I paid to Much

No worries, if you have recently purchased a realm server in the last 45 days (as of the 14 December 2015) Mojang are offering to pay the difference back and they are also offering extra free days for people that have bought realm subscriptions in the last few months, so it’s definitely worth checking out the Mojang site and contacting them if your are due compensation or free days.

What’s the Difference Between Realms and 3rd party server hosting?

Well realms is the official Mojang hosting provider that offers safe hosting for you and your friends through an invite system, which means people can only join if they are invited before hand which can have negative effects on people trying to build a large Minecraft community online. Realms is one of the safest ways to host however there are a lot of restrictions to using Realms, including Mod support, world customization and the fact that it’s still only available on the PC java edition with no due date for Minecraft Pocket edition players.

3rd party host servers are much more flexible and they offer a wider range of packages including more ram, better CPU’s, Hardware, control panels and also the ability to add and remove mod packs when ever you want. 3rd party hosting is often 50% cheaper than the realm hosting as its a lot more competitive and you really get what you pay for. Check out our Minecraft server hosting page for all our official and safe hosts!

FREE TRIALS!

The site quoted: ”We’re reducing the price of Minecraft Realms, and offering free 30-day trials to anyone who hasn’t previously owned a Realm.” Which is not a bad offer if you haven’t yet used the realm server hosting on your Minecraft account yet. However If you have already signed up for Realm in the past you will not be able to take advantage of the trial as it’s a new members offer only. If your looking for a free trial from a third party company its worth checking out the hosts on our Minecraft server hosting page as many of the hosts offer trial periods if you get in contact before you buy.

Free Modded Minecraft Server Hosting

”Free”

Now if your anything like myself and the rest of the Minecraft community, chances are you would have searched for free Minecraft server hosting or Free Modded Minecraft Server Hosting right? We have all been short a couple dollars or our parents wont let us use the family card to buy a $5 a month Minecraft server subscription, which means we have to play offline.. which nobody likes. But hopefully I can shine a light on the ”Free” minecraft hosting and if it is the real deal. Now I have tried a few ”Free” hosting companies in the past and everything seems to be running smoothly for the first hour or two while we are running on low specs with less then 3 players, however once you start to invite more of your friends you are going to run in to some problems on these ”FREE” servers as most of them only allow you a limited 256MB of ram, which is just enough to run a Vanilla server with 2 people if your lucky!

So where does ”Free Modded Minecraft Server Hosting” come in to this you are asking? Well think of it this way if you are running a ”free” minecraft server with only 256MB of ram there is no way that you are going to be able to run any mods on this server, without getting more ram and this is where the catch comes in! Is upgrading the server free.. No! Now these ”free” hosts have turned in to premium hosts in which you now have to provide your paypal or credit details in order to progress on your server and upgrade your service. The term ”Free Modded Minecraft Server Hosting” itself doesn’t even exist as I haven’t been able to find a single ”free” server that could support any mods on it even with 1 person on the server.

Minecraft server Hosting

If your looking for advice on how to run a server yourself without having to pay then you are best of trying to run the server yourself on your own computer as you will be less restricted and you will learn how to fully control your own server and admin a Minecraft server properly which will help you in the long run. The best place to find out how to set up your own Minecraft server is Youtube! Their are plenty on tutorials on there are plenty of tutorials on there that will show you have to get a Minecraft server set up using your own desktop computer. Setting up a Minecraft isnt even that hard to be fair and if you follow the below content you should be up and running in no time it really is so simple.

Minecraft server Hosting Set Up Guide:

Minecraft server Hosting Set Up Guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYSvASCoyC0

If you struggle to set up a Minecraft server hosting of your own be sure to check out our Minecraft server hosting list, which will help you find a cheap server that will offer free support and even help install mods for free on your paid server.

Editor: Joshua

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Features Coming In Minecraft 1.9

In this article I’ll be looking at a few of the features I’m most excited about in the upcoming 1.9 Minecraft update. Before we go on, I thought I’d mention that Minecraft 1.9 is set to be finished in 2016 (Hopefully early in 2016, but no specific date was given). I should also mention, the features listed are still in development, and could still change.

  1. Elytra. Elytra are basically hover wings, that let you swoop around the skies, and I can’t wait to see it used in minigames. They don’t give you any lift power, so you will need to jump from a big mountain, or tower to go far with them.
  2. 2. PvP. I know we had PvP in almost all updates to this point, but this is gonna change everything. There are shields being added, and you can also dual wield 2 items! All food items now give regeneration, and PvP will be based more on timing, then on strafing and hitting the fastest. This update could either ruin all PvP, or it could give us some epic PvP scenarios.
  3. 3. End Islands. In 1.9 there will be islands spawning outside of the end island (this is where you find the elytra). There are structures out there, which house new mobs and also give a great place to test the elytra wings. Swooping down off the tall houses, down and around the end islands, gives a view of epicness, I would highly recommend trying it!

There is plenty more to discover in Minecraft update 1.9, so I encourage you to go and try the snapshots yourself. But either way, 1.9 will change the way we play Minecraft, I hope it’s for the good!

Picking The Right Minecraft Server Host

In this article I will be showing you what to look for when picking your Minecraft server host. Player slots and Ram aren’t the only thing you have check before buying. I’ll be listing them from 1-5 in no particular order.

  1. Server location. One of the most important aspects of your Minecraft server host is the location. If you and most of your players are in the US, you don’t want a EU server host, it will cause high ping times and overall lag.

2. Server backups. When your server crashes from that new plugin you got, and your players are yelling at you, you really just need a server backup from before the plugin ruined your world. So make sure you have some sort of backup system. You won’t need it often, but when you do, you’ll have a big smile on your face, knowing you saved yourself from 3 days of torture from players, while you remake your server.

3. Storage. What kind of storage is the host providing? SSD is much faster then HDD, but will come at a premium price. You should also check if the host has a limit on storage. (some will give you unlimited)

4. RAM and Player slots. when your looking for a server host, keep a eye on the RAM amount, not the player slots, as player slots are often not a good way of looking at how many players can play without lag. Often times, each player will need about 128Mb of RAM to play with no lag. So 1Gb could play 10, while 4Gb can play 40. (These numbers all depend on how many plugins you have. But 128Mb per player should be enough)

5. Support. When you are picking your host, make sure you look at the methods of support they give. Some companies will have a forum to give you support, and many posts go unanswered. While others have ticket systems, phone numbers to call and a live chat. For new server owners, a good support from your host can give you lots of valuable info.

I hope this article helped you pick your server host, and I wish you the best as you start your server. (or switch to a new host)

Top 4 Plugins You Need On Your Minecraft Server

In this article we will be looking at 4 plugins that you need on your Minecraft server. This article is geared toward new server owners, as most experienced server owners will already have most of these. If you are one of those experienced server owners, stick around, you might find a plugin you haven’t seen before!

1.WorldEdit. World edit is one of the oldest and best updated plugins I’ve seen. Chances are you’ve seen this plugin around before, so I’ll cut the description short. It let’s you place thousands of blocks in only a few seconds.

2.WorldBorder. Server world files can get MASSIVE, if one of your players decides to run out 25,000 blocks from spawn. With world border, you can set a limit as to how far you can run. When it comes down to you being the one who has to pay for the resources on your server this is a must.

3.SignEditor. We’ve all been there, we are making a sign of some sort, you finish the sign and press to finish the sign. But then you see it, the misspell in the first line. ARGH, the frustration is real, but with SignEditor, you can edit a single line of a sign. It’s a needed add-on if you value your sanity!

4.Multiverse. With multiverse you can make and edit worlds, which can be really handy if you want to add an extra world for something like minigames or a PvP world.

If your not using these plugins, I would highly recommend you go and check them out. I just thought I’d mention, these plugins are for Bukkit/Spigot, and might not be available for certain other platforms.

Virtual Private Server vs 3rd Party Shared Hosting

What is a Virtual Private Server or VPS?

In some cases buying server hosting from a 3rd party company isn’t always the cheapest option. An alternative would be to purchase a Virtual Private Server (VPS) in which you can do anything you want including hosting a dedicated server for a game. In fact with a VPS you can host multiple games at once, host your own voice server and even your own website all from the same package rather than buying a separate service for each. However this does come with a couple downfalls which is why a lot of people tend to avoid a VPS.

Game server Hosting (Shared Hosting)

The main reason someone might prefer a rented game server over a VPS is the fact that a game server from a 3rd party company comes with server support which is often 24/7, which means you don’t personally have to deal with any problems that may arise on your server, you can just create a ticket and someone will fix the issue. However some companies can take a while to get back to you which usually means you end up sorting the problem out yourself instead.

Though renting from a game server company seems like the easiest option you can always run in to several problems when hosting via a 3rd party. One of the main problems that you will find with 3rd party game server hosting (i.e Shared hosting) is the fact that you are on the same machine as a lot of other customers which means you are having to share one servers resources. Many companies are very good and avoid over filling the servers however you do get some hosts that will try and stick as many people on a server as they physically can in order to make more money per server! Cramming the servers means that your game will start to suffer, this is because they are working the server to hard and you will start to experience lag that you will sadly have no control over. This is the reason a lot of larger communities avoid 3rd parties because they are often restricted on their usage despite paying for it. If your looking for an automated server with little hassle than game server hosting is a great choice in most cases.

Virtual Private Server (VPS)

On the other hand if you had a VPS you would have to sort the problem out yourself as the VPS host often won’t offer any support (unless rented from a game server host) on the content you add to the server including dedicated game files and updates. This will be up to you to look into and find the solutions, which can often take time and be very stressful! It’s also not advised if you have very little knowledge about setting a server up. This is why you can expect to pay more for server hosting as it includes the support costs of the game.

Though a VPS requires some server knowledge the benefits are much greater than Renting from a server host. You ultimately have complete control over what you want to add to the server. Add more ram, extra CPU power, Remote Desktop access and much more which will allow you to customize your server in so many ways. You will be able to add as many players slots as you want and create multiple game servers for different games with out the extra costs.

Conclusion

In conclusion if your looking for more value for money then a VPS is definitely the best option, but bare in mind that you will have to install your own dedicated game files and manage it yourself. On the other hand if you just want to play with minimal effort then choosing to rent from a server host is the smarter option as you won’t have to deal with any problems that can occur, leaving you to concentrate on playing your desired game.

Best minecraft server hosting

Top Tips: Best minecraft server hosting

 

Looking for the Best Minecraft server hosting? Well you have come to the right place. Today comparegamehosting.com will be taking a look at some of the Best Minecraft Hosts that the internet has to offer along with a List of Pros and cons for each company. Choosing a Minecraft Host is no easy task as there are so many companies offering this service, it can often be rather confusing when you want to pick one of the best hosts for you and your friends to rent. Instead of compiling a list rating the hosts in order we will be reviewing the hosts and ordering them in no particular order, however we would consider these hosts to be in the top rated for Minecraft Server Hosting.

Check out and compare all 29 of the top hosts on our comparison page here.

 

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Host Havoc

Host Havoc are a new company to the server hosting world but they have already come on leaps and bounds since starting up late 2014. They offer 8 different Minecraft plans that start from as little as $1.50 for a 512 MB plan making them one of the cheapest hosts around when it comes to Minecraft Hosting. Host havoc offer a features including Instant setup, Full FTP access and they are very complaint with a wide range of mod packs. Like any good Minecraft host, Host Havoc uses the Multicraft Panel making it very easy for all gamers to run their own Minecraft Server. They offer 24/7 Support and they have Live chat on their website which is very responsive for both sales and support.

Pros:

  • 24/7 Support
  • Multicraft Panel
  • Mod Support
  • Cheap Hosting
  • Offers other gamehosting
  • Live Support

Cons:

  • Limited Minecraft Packages

 

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Bisect Hosting

Bisect Hosting are one of the few hosts that offer such a wide rang of different Minecraft packages which include Budget, Premium and pocket edition servers. The budget server is a great choice if only want a server for a few people as you will use a lot less resources and the budget server is nearly half the price of a budget server making this a great choice for 2-10 people. However if you have a large community or following a Premium server will allow you to invite 100 + people without experiencing any lag.  Bisect Hosting are also one of the few hosts that actually offer Minecraft Pocket edition server hosting which is great news for you iPad gamers. Overall they have a ton of great features including the Multicraft Panel, Custom Jar support, Free ModPack Installation and loads more.

Pros:

  • 24/7 Support
  • Multicraft Panel
  • Free ModPack Installation
  • Wide Range of Minecraft Service including: Premium & Budget servers.
  • Live Support
  • Dedicated Minecraft Host

Cons:

  • More Expensive Host

 

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GG Servers

GG servers is great for users that want to try before they buy as they offer a 24 hour free trial account that will allow you to play on a vanilla server for up to 5 people (256 MB). This is a great feature for a Minecraft host to provide as it allows gamers to trial their Hardware before committing to a monthly subscription (*Note: The free trial doesn’t include FTP access.)  GG server have a choice of 11 servers starting from $1.50 for a budget server but they always allow users to make their own custom package with a 12th option. You have to contact the support team for the custom option but it’s a great opportunity for larger gaming communities that may be able to get a discount on a big server. Overall GG servers does have a wide range of choice and features including Mod Pack support, 24/7 support and the Multicraft Panel. The only thing it really lacks in our option is a live help desk.

Pros:

  • 24/7 Support
  • Multicraft Panel
  • Mod Support
  • Free Trial
  • Dedicated Minecraft Host

Cons:

  • Limited Data Center Locations
  • No Live Support on site

 

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Nitrous Networks

Nitrous Network offers 9 different Minecraft server hosting packages with their smallest package only costing £2.50. These guys are one of the more expensive guys on the list but they don’t fall short when it comes to great customer support. Nitrous Networks have 100’s of reviews littered across the internet with a lot of great feedback and rightly so. Nitrous Networks offer a load of extras with their server including a Free 30 day Buycraft Trial and a Free App which allows you access your server on your phone which is a really nice feature for gamers on the move. They also have a constant promotional code on their website for 10% off your first month. Use code: 10off

Pros:

  • 24/7 Support
  • Multicraft Panel
  • Mod Support
  • Offers other game hosting

Cons:

  • Limited Data Center Locations
  • No Live Support on site

 

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Serenity Servers

Serenity servers cheapest Minecraft server hosting starts at just £1.84 for the wood tier (512 MB) package. They have 5 data centers  in North america and Europe so offer pretty good coverage for most parts of the world, however you may struggle with bad pings if you are outside North America and Europe. Like most Minecraft companies Serenity servers offer a great 1 click mod installer that makes adding mods to your game really simple. They have plenty of features including Custom Jar Support, Full FTP access and also a Free beginners web hosting package which is great for community websites.

Pros:

  • Multicraft Panel
  • Mod Support
  • Offers other game hosting

Cons:

  • Limited Data Center Locations
  • No Live Support on site

 

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Fragnet

Fragnet offer 8 different Minecraft packages that cost between $12.99 (1024 MB RAM) and $79.99 (8192 MB RAM). While this is a great price range for medium size Minecraft servers it can be a bit off putting for users looking for a smaller package, however there are plenty of other host options if you are looking for less than 1024 MB. On the plus side Fragnet have a loads of data centers across both North America and Europe including Scandinavian countries such as Denmark, Sweden and Norway which so few other hosts offer.  The offer Free Addons and services ad well as free support for 3rd party Mods and a live Plugin management interface for extra control overt your server.

Pros:

  • 24/7 Support
  • Multicraft Panel
  • Mod Support
  • Offers other game hosting
  • Huge range of locations to choose.

Cons:

  • Live Support is always Offline
  • Limited Minecraft Packages

 

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Streamline Servers

Streamline servers are a great choice for gamers looking to rent a server in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore as sadly not many Minecraft hosting companies actually offer these locations which makes streamline servers our number one choice for gamers in Oceania & Asia. Though the company is Australian they offer servers in both Europe and North America so they have a pretty good coverage.  They have 12 different packages to choice from starting from $7.50 (AUD) for a 512 MB server. With each Minecraft server they also offer a 45 day Enjin Trial and a 30 day Premium Buycraft account which will help you keep your community going with the funding of your players. They also offer extra discounts when you buy quarterly (10% off) or semi annually (20% off).

Pros:

  • 24/7 Support
  • Multicraft Panel
  • Mod Support
  • Great AU and NZ hosting

Cons:

  • No Live Support on site

 

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Creeper Host

Creeper host are already one of the front runners when it comes to Minecraft server hosting and have 13 pre set packages to choose from that start from £5.99 for (768MB)  and go up to £50.99 for (8192 MB) making them a re great choice for any size community. A  nice feature on their site is their ”Package Wizard” which allows you to set up your server anyway you want by choosing a list of different options including mod choices and location. Once you have entered all your details they will offer you the best package based on the specs that you entered which is a nice feature for Minecraft players that have very little experience with server hosting. Creeper host also offer some great discounts on their ”How often would you like to pay?” plan, choose from Monthly, 3 Monthly, 6 Monthly and 12 Monthly for extra discounts on your server.

Pros:

  • 24/7 Support
  • Multicraft Panel
  • Mod Support
  • Free Trial
  • Huge range of locations to choose.

Cons:

  • No Live Support on site

 

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GameServers

GameServers offers one of the smallest packages around for Minecraft server hosting costing only $1.00 a month for a 1-5 player server (368 MB), this package may be rather small for some players but its a great and cheap option if you are only going to be playing with 2 or 3 people on a Vanilla server. Game servers offers 14 packages in total but is limited to 1 – 96 player server (6144 MB) so if you are looking for a much bigger server than its worth checking the other provider out our renting your own dedicated server or VPS. Unlike the others host, Gameservers has the most data centers globally offering a huge range of locations including North & South  America, Europe, South Africa and Asia. A nice feature on the website is a list of demo servers that allow you to trial their servers before you buy.

Pros:

  • 24/7 Support
  • Huge range of locations to choose.

Cons:

  • No Live Support on site
  • Mod support isn’t great

 

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Have we missed our your favorite Minecraft Host? Who do you think offers the Best Minecraft Server Hosting? Feel free to leave your comment below on our top tips.

Top Tips: Game server hosting

Game server hosting

One of the main questions people tend to ask both online via the steam community or game blogs is “What server hosting company should I use?” or “Who is the best host for this game?” Chances are if you’re looking for a server for you and your friends or community you would have stumbled on one of the many posts that litter the internet. Though these post tend to point you in the direction of one or two hosts that have just spammed the forums for traffic. It’s best to really understand what you are looking for in terms of size, power and cost before committing to a monthly subscription that can cost anywhere between $5 -$40 depending on the popularity of the game.

 

So what are the considerations you should take into account before you purchase a server? Is there a rule of thumb to finding the best host? Or should I go with my gut feeling? These are many things that you may be questioning after reading the first paragraph of this article. However lucky for you we have compiled 6 guidelines to finding the best host for your needs, to avoid hassle and disappointment.

 

Follow these 6 guidelines and you will be sure to find the best host for you.

 

  1. Is the Cheapest Host the best?
  2. 5 Questions to ask a host before buying
  3. Should I trust the Host reviews online? (Spot the Fakes)
  4. Avoid Lag with better Pings
  5. Better support for Better Gaming
  6. Is this host safe? (Avoid the hit and run Hosts)

 

Cheapest Game server hosting?

 

As with all things in life, sadly server hosting does cost money, which is usually in the form of a monthly subscription that is either taken by paypal, stripe, credit card and other forms of payment that a host may offer on their site. If you’re unsure about being signed up for a monthly payment that will be taken from your account, then I would advise that once you have purchased the server, you login in to the account that you used i.e Paypal for example and cancel the monthly subscription. Canceling the monthly subscription will not have any effect on the month you paid for but it will stop you paying for a further month if you forget about your service. This also helps avoid complications in the future if you are trying to get your money back from a host, which in some cases can take a few weeks if they even offer a refund. (Note* check a host’s policy before buying from them – Not all Hosts offer refunds.)

 

Now to get down to the real question about price, “Is the cheapest the best?” In some cases – yes cheapest can be the best option but it really does depend on what type of service you want. For example if I was looking to buy a small 20 slot server, You would find that less well know or newer hosts would offer smaller packages at a good price in order to get gamers on board. This is a great option if you only have a small group of friends that want to play together as you wont be overclocking the server that you are renting meaning that in most cases you will not be affected by lag in game. Which makes renting a from cheaper host a great option for smaller groups.

 

However you may run in to problems with smaller hosting companies when you buy bigger packages or try to overclock your service. The main problem that we have found with a lot of smaller hosts is that they try to cram as many shared service on to one server as possible to maximize their revenue per machine they have running. Though this is a great tactic for smaller hosts to grow it will impacted on the gamer paying for their service as the server your game is on is now having to work 10 times as hard to run not only your game but loads of others at the same time.  

 

5 Questions to ask a host before buying

 

A good way to avoid paying for a bad service is to follow these easy steps. First check out a host’s website and look for a sales chat pop up or a contact email in order to question them about their services. The main things you will want to ask are:

 

  1. How many people use your service and do you have any reviews on the internet you can view? (See Reviews Section)
  2. Do you have a refund policy and if so where is it on the website? (Ask for links)
  3. Ask about Pings. You should ask for an IP for their servers so you can ping the IP from your computer to see what sort of ping you can expect in game. (See Ping Section)
  4. Ask the company how may members of staff they have and if they offer 24/7 support. (See Support Section)
  5. Check to see if the site is a registered company or ask them for their reg number. This will help you avoid “pop-up” or “summer hosts” (See Is this host safe Section)

 

A host should easily be able to offer you an answer to all of these questions without any problems. However if a host tries to avoid the question or is misleading about the information i would seriously consider looking for another host. If they can’t even give you a straightforward answer on the above questions then I dread to think what their support would be like when you’re asking about “port forwarding” or how to use “TCadmin”.

 

Should I trust the Host reviews online?

 

This is often a tricky question as how do you know if a review is really written by a user or the host? There are many blogs, steam posts and websites that will often offer reviews based on a Game server providers performance, usually offering a positive or negative opinion. You should always ask a host to provide any reviews they have online as this will give you a better idea of the company and what other people have to say about them. If you can’t find any reviews for them then you are already running into trouble.

 

Spotting Fake reviews

 

If you really want to sort the trues from the fake then we suggest that you only take on the opinions of post that have some weight or proof behind them or have been posted by a really profile. You can often spot real profiles by looking at the number of posts they have commented on or the amount of time they have been signed up on the website. If you see a comment that is very vague and the profile has no images, then this can normally be flagged up as a fake review. Also note the signup date, if they signed up yesterday and have not bothered to interact with the community the chances are this is a fake. In order to stop fake reviews on comparegamehosting.com we use steam verification which means we can avoid fake emails and actually view the user leaving the review to check their profile.

 

Avoid Lag with better Pings

 

The best way to avoid lag and ping in your game is to chose a hosting company with a data center that is relatively close to you. You want to avoid paying for a server that is situated half way across the world as this will see your ping sky rocket and you will encounter problems on your server with lag. You should first contact the host before hand and ask if you can can have the IP of the closet data center to you. You will then be able to ping the server and get an idea of what kind of ping range you will receive from the host. Remember the lower the ping the better.

 

Better support for Better Gaming

 

This can often be a difficult one to spot before hand as you will only really be able to judge this for yourself once you have used a host for a couple of days. A good host will offer 24/7 support with a number of staff available to help you no matter what time of day it is. However this does not mean that they will always offer the best support, as server companies tend to hire teenagers to run support in order to pay smaller wages, so you may get someone who is lacking in skills. (Note* This does happen in many cases) Always make sure you check for host reviews as users are more than happy to give their opinions on a host in terms of support and experience.

 

Is this host safe? (Avoid the hit and run Hosts)

 

Always check if the server company is a registered! If the company is a registered business they will have the company name and registration number somewhere on the page. The registration number is usually displayed in the footer. If a host is not displaying their company name and number ask them for it, as you want to avoid hosts that are not registered for a number of reasons.

  1. Running a business without being a registered company is breaking the law in some cases, as the company wont be paying any tax.
  2. Most unregistered companies are run by teenagers (Especially in Minecraft server hosting.) These hosts are called ”Summer Host” or ”Pop Up hosts”. You should avoid these hosts as their is no guarantee the next time you try to login to your server that they will even be running the company anymore. This then causing problems when you are trying to get your money back.
  3. How does the website look? If your gut feeling is telling you that this site looks a bit shifty, avoid it.
  4. Internet presence. Is anyone talking about this company? Is their any information online about them? If you can’t even find any info on Google about them you are more than likely walking in to a disaster.
  5. Only use official Hosts that meet all our requirements and are up to trading standards.

If you have any opinions on this article or would like to share your hosting experience, please leave a comment below or get in contact with us.