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How do I Choose the Best Game Server?

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  • Written By: G. Wiesen
  • Edited By: Heather Bailey
  • Last Modified Date: 20 September 2017
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There are a number of options and features you should consider when trying to find the best game server, though a few particular features can be especially beneficial. You should typically begin by considering what game you want to play and the number of other players with whom you are planning on using the server. It can also be helpful to know the general geographical location of the players who will use the server, as server location can help you choose the best game server for your needs.

The best game server for you will typically be one that can effectively run the game you want to play and provide you with the number of slots you need, in a convenient location, at a price you can afford. While all of this may not immediately be easy to find, there are a number of companies that provide game servers for rent. A game server is a computer that acts as a host for running personal computer (PC) games, allowing you and other players to connect as clients and play multiplayer sessions.

One of the first considerations you should have as you look for the best game server for your needs is the game that you and your group, or clan, want to play. Many companies that rent game servers charge fairly low rates for games that are commonly played, while renting a server for a game that is not already set up can cost far more money. This means you should look for a company that is already hosting the game your clan wants to play, as this will be cheaper and easier to use.

You should also consider the number of players you have in your clan who want to play on the game server. Most companies charge based on the number of slots you want to use, with each slot being used by a separate, active player. This means the best game server for your needs will be able to host the maximum number of players you expect to have at any given time. You can also use this information to compare different host companies and find one with rates you can afford.

It can also be helpful to consider the physical location of your clan members. While you may not be able to accommodate everyone you play with, it is often best to use a server located close to as many of your players as possible. The physical location of a server can impact the connectivity and latency of players, so the best game server for you will be one that is reasonably close to as many of your players as possible.

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