Hosting Dedicated Server on Webhost

Discussion in 'Server Discussion' started by Rizz, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Rizz

    Rizz L5: Dapper Member

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    Is it possible to host a dedicated Team Fortress 2 server on a server bought from godaddy or something? I have searched Google for the answer, but to no avail. Most explain how to get it running on your pc.
    Would someone how to execute the server to run from their servers or could I do it from my pc?
     
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  3. Rizz

    Rizz L5: Dapper Member

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    32+ dollars a month is hella expensive. I want to try to get a free as possible. Call me cheap, but that is expensive. I just need a server for beta testing my map with friends and later run full time on my select plugins. I already own a server and domain name with godaddy, I wanted to see if I could use that instead of spend a lot on an expensive monthly fee.
     
  4. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    a goddady server wont meet the requirement needed to run tf2.
    running a tf2 server is expensive. there is no other way around
     
  5. Rizz

    Rizz L5: Dapper Member

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    yeah, I know. :/
    I had high hopes although. :p
     
  6. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    If it's just for your friends then hosting by yourself would suffice?

    If you have a decent connection and PC you can easily run a hlds server from your own computer. I did this a long time ago, my now 3 year old computer could handle 16 players without any larger issues, some lag occurred at 16+ players though.

    (how did I even get more than 16 people on my server? A: free-weekend. It was actually full at nearly all hours! And they all thought my alpha 1 map was official, good times)
     
  7. Rizz

    Rizz L5: Dapper Member

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    It would suffice but my router is very anal about port forwarding. :/