Most multiplayer games rely on a client-host who both plays and hosts the game at the same time. While simple, this setup causes performance issues such as lag, slow loading times, crashes, lost save files, and dropped games. A dedicated server is an alternative hosting option that offers a much more stable and enjoyable gaming experience. This article is an introduction to dedicated servers for gaming.
What Is a Dedicated Server for Gaming?
How are OVHcloud dedicated servers different?
Players must host their own lobbies and servers. Valheim is catching fire as the newest survival game sensation on Steam, reaching 3 million buys on Steam, and it's only in Early Access! For online multiplayer in Valheim, you have a few options - including hosting your own dedicated Valheim server, or starting a multiplayer game. Here's how to start up a simple multiplayer game in Valheim, or go the extra step and host your own dedicated Valheim server! Valheim is one of the fastest rising games of the year so far, reaching over 3 million sales in its first 3 weeks of early access! This bodes fantastic things for the game, and with so much to do and explore, we expect it will live on for some time. So whether you're new or a veteran at the game, let's go over how to host your own Valheim server.
Why Are Dedicated Servers Better for Gaming?
A Dedicated Server is a method of hosting an Unturned server that does not require the host to be an active player in the game. The host can choose to play on the server, or just leave it running in the background while others play on it. Unlike a Local Server , port forwarding is required.
A dedicated server is a physical server located in one of our data centres. Unlike Web Hosting plans also referred to as "shared hosting" , which are technically managed by OVHcloud, you are fully responsible for the administration of your dedicated server. This guide will help you with the first steps of managing your dedicated server.