When looking for a game server you will want setup to be quick and easy, great value and receive full support. You want a control panel that has a lot of features and a game server with low latency (unnoticeable delays to the human eye). Depending on the gaming experience you are looking for in a game server, there are various different types of servers which include game servers, voice servers, web hosting and dedicated servers.
A game server is primarily used for online multiplayer games. A voice server is used for multiplayer gaming and creates a community by having the ability to communicate over a headset with a microphone connected to it, you can either use a standard headset or a bluetooth headset. A web hosting server enables an individual or company to post their website live to the internet. A dedicated server involves an administrator and directly supports a game which is supported by a third party.
There are many game servers available and these include, Battlefield 2142, Brink, Call of Duty, Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare, Counter Strike 1.6, Counter Strike Condition Zero, Day of Defeat, Day of Defeat Source, Enemy Territory, Enemy Territory Quake Wars, Garry’s Mod, Half-Life 2 Deathmatch, Home Front, Killing Floor, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Minecraft, Quake 4, Soldier of Fortune 2 Gold Edition, Soldier of Fortune 2 v1.0 and Team Fortress 2. The various voice servers available include, Mumble, Teamspeak 3 and Ventrilo (Vent).
Depending on what you want to do with a web hosting server varies on the price you pay. It is all about how often you want your website to be accessible on the internet and this will range in percentage, the higher the percentage the less downtime and the lower the percentage the higher the downtime. There are so many different types of hosting, however the ones most central to gaming are virtual dedicated servers and dedicated hosting servers.
A virtual dedicated server is where a server is split into virtual servers and can provide users with their own virtual space. Virtual dedicated servers are also known as VPS (Virtual Private Server). A dedicated hosting server is where a user acquires a server (not necessarily owning it) and has full control over it. The user will have the responsibility of looking after and maintaining the server that they have acquired.
A dedicated server supports the simulation of a game without input and output. A user will log in to the game through a program in order for them to participate. A dedicated server is mainly used to support a multiplayer game with a high player count and is ineligible for low player count games. Generally a user will pay to make use of a dedicated game server which will generally be paid monthly. Depending on the quality of the server that you want this will vary in price that you have to pay.
In conclusion there are various types of game servers that can be used to improve your game play depending on what experience you are looking for within a gaming server.