What is a Game Server Monitor?

G. Wiesen

A game server monitor is typically a software program that can be run on a computer to allow the user to view the status of one or more game servers. This type of monitor can be used by a gamer to view information about available game servers, typically in real time, to find the best server for his or her needs. Such a monitor can also be used to watch more detailed information about one server in particular, and is often used by the owner or administrator of the server. A game server monitor can typically be used remotely on a computer other than the one acting as the server.

Woman doing a handstand with a computer
Woman doing a handstand with a computer

Though not an essential program, a game server monitor is typically used with a dedicated game server. Such a game server is a computer used as a server for online or multiplayer gaming, to which other players connect while playing. A game server monitor can usually be used from a remote location, and can monitor one server in particular or multiple servers at once. This type of monitoring is usually done in real time, providing information for a system administrator or potential client about the status of one or more servers.

One of the most common types of game server monitor is a software program used to view statistics about various game servers. Someone looking for a server for a particular game, for example, might use a game server monitor to view the location of different servers and the number of other players on each one. This can allow the gamer to more quickly and easily find a server that he or she can quickly connect to and give him or her access to sufficient numbers of other players. Using this type of monitor may also allow a player to coordinate which server he or she is using with friends.

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A game server monitor can also be a computer program that monitors the behavior of a specific server or servers for a user. This type of monitor is often used by the owner and system administrator to grant him or her control over the server. Such a game server monitor might not only display information about the server, but also provide the administrator or owner with tools to change the server itself. This can include functions to ban players, alter player accessibility, and increase available resources to improve performance on the server.

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