Half of the top-ten most-played games on Steam come with the option to customize your entire gameplay, right up through running your own dedicated server. Are you going to sit back and play the game how somebody else envisioned it, or are you going to grab the goat by the horns, run your own server, and make it personal? There are many reasons why people rent a server from a remote provider; ranging from bandwidth availability, dedicated support, or even to eliminate any latency advantages between player and host.
Setting Up Your Server
I do know that dedicated server is the server that will do all the calculations and communications between clients, so they act as terminals. And I know that in LAN games one person can host the game and also play it at the same time. From what I understand regular PC can be used as dedicated server like in Quake 3 Arena and such , but there are also server machines that can be bought or rented; do they require different programming? What happens if host leaves the game?
Why Host Your Own Dedicated Server?
By Wyld1 , December 14, in Server Administration. I purchased ARK about a month ago along with both of my sons. We have 3 copies of the game. On my machine I set up a dedicated server using. The server worked great. The boys and I have played on several occasions. I start up the server from a shortcut on my desktop and all is well.