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I am looking into setting up a website and have been looking at various hosting companies. I would like the ability to run my mrpg server from my domain. What specific requirements should I be looking for that I will need to do this? What functionality does the host company have to offer for me to be able to run a game server from my domain? Also how will I be able to remotely start/stop/reboot my server through my website? I have not ran a server remotely before, only through my own home network. Basically I want to run my server Im assuming from my websites directory. The players will connect to the server through the client application. Thanks in advance.

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Greetings,

It sounds like you are wanting to run a game server on the same box as your web server. This is a little unusual, becuase if one or the other gets a high load it will effect the performance of the other.

If you are wondering what a host can do for you to allow you to do this or run it from other box''s they can have a host entry in there DNS table so that you could have www.mysupergame.com and game.mysupergame.com. You would have your game connect to game.mysupergame.com and that could point to the same box as the www host, or a diffrent box, and they can be changed at any time.

If you are interested I run a hosting company at http://www.hostcentris.com. We have cheep web hosting (starting at $5.95), and have experiance with game development (I myself am a developer). If there is some way we can help you let us know!

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I am looking into setting up a website and have been looking at various hosting companies. I would like the ability to run my mrpg server from my domain. What specific requirements should I be looking for that I will need to do this? What functionality does the host company have to offer for me to be able to run a game server from my domain?

Basically, unless they say ''game hosting'', then I doubt you''re gonna be able to do it. Most web hosting doesn''t let you run your own programs on the server. However, if you do find somewhere that''ll host games, it''ll most likely just be a Linux shell account. Which means you''re not in much luck if you just have a Windows server program. Some places might let you host Windows programs but I have no idea how you''d remotely administer that.

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Also how will I be able to remotely start/stop/reboot my server through my website? I have not ran a server remotely before, only through my own home network.

I administer my online games via telnet.

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Actually, we can give you a dedicated windows or linux box that you CAN run your game server on, if thats what you are looking for. The biggest problem is going to be bandwidth, and we can probably work something out with that.

As for remote administration you can have scripts that are triggered from a web page, you could write a special connection type into the server for an administrative program, or we can even put PCAnywhere or VNC on the system so you can get a remote desktop.

If you want more details let send me a message and we can work something out.

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