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Your game server: A perfect match with the IONOS Cloud

Blend the enjoyment of your own game server with the flexibility of the IONOS Cloud.
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What is it?

A game server acts as a central data transmitter and is used specifically for multiplayer games like Counter Strike – Global Offensive and similar. Players can also connect different servers to play all kinds of online games. The servers then manage and sync the gamers’ data. One of the uses of game servers is to play the world’s most popular MMORPG games (Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games, or simply: online role play), as they allow you and your friends to enter major online competitions.
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Why should you host it?

At IONOS, we understand that personal hosting of your games is important – and we feel the same way. The IONOS Cloud lets you and your friends play lots of online games – Minecraft, for instance – as a group.

A personal game server places you in complete control of your online party. Picking the game and choosing the number of players is entirely up to you. And that’s not all: You decide which gamers are allowed to stay and which ones have to leave. As the controller of your own cloud-based game server, you can monitor and supervise your online party any way you choose.

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Why should you use the affordable game servers with IONOS?

We recommend the high-performance IONOS Cloud to get the best out of your multiplayer experience. The IONOS Cloud delivers outstanding performance and storage capacity to ensure that technical restrictions never put paid to your gaming success. We use Intel® processors, while administrators benefit from SSD storage options to boost performance even more.
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Full root access – also for TS3

The IONOS Cloud gives you full root access to your game server. For instance you can install an additional TS3 server to communicate with your fellow players.

IONOS allows unlimited traffic – on a cloud server with state-of-the-art hardware (Intel® SSD storage and others) that is routinely checked according to the strictest criteria.

Linux or Windows as the operating system

You can choose between Windows and Linux as the operating system:

  • Windows lets you pick Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.

  • We offer you Linux in the CentOS 6, CentOS 7, Debian 8, Debian 9, Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 18.04 distributions.

VMware virtualisation
Unlimited traffic

Cloud Server XS


1 vCore


512 MB


30 GB

£0.0069 /hour  excl. VAT max. £5/month. excl. VAT

Cloud Server S


1 vCore


1 GB


40 GB

£0.0111 /hour  excl. VAT max. £8/month. excl. VAT

Cloud Server M


2 vCores


2 GB


60 GB

£0.0222 /hour  excl. VAT max. £16/month. excl. VAT

Cloud Server L


2 vCores


4 GB


80 GB

£0.0333 /hour  excl. VAT max. £24/month. excl. VAT

Cloud Server XL


4 vCores


8 GB


120 GB

£0.0694 /hour  excl. VAT max. £50/month. excl. VAT

Cloud Server XXL


8 vCores


16 GB


160 GB

£0.1389 /hour  excl. VAT max. £100/month. excl. VAT

Cloud Server 3XL


12 vCores


24 GB


240 GB

£0.2222 /hour  excl. VAT max. £160/month. excl. VAT

Cloud Server 4XL


16 vCores


32 GB


360 GB

£0.3333 /hour  excl. VAT max. £240/month. excl. VAT

Cloud Server 5XL




48 GB


480 GB

£0.5000 /hour  excl. VAT max. £360/month. excl. VAT
Prices excl. VAT may be subject to change dependent upon your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.
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Award-winning support

Our personal consultant service won gold for Best Customer Engagement Initiative at the European Contact Center & Customer Service Awards, the largest awards programme in the customer contact industry.

Why renting a secure game server is important:

Security is a vital aspect for any game server, and the IONOS data centres are among the safest and most efficient anywhere in the world. We make sure that your game server remains permanently up and running in Germany, which we guarantee thanks to our ultra-fast 300 Gbit/s external connection. SSL certified encryption is included as a matter of course. With us, you will enjoy data privacy with 256-bit encryption.

Providing stacks of optional extras for your game server, IONOS opens the door to high-performance hardware solutions combined with professional service. The most important extras include:

  • Load balancers to distribute traffic across several of your servers with just a few clicks
  • Secure VPN (virtual private network) connections between local computers and your cloud server
  • Scalability of server resources

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Game Server Hosting

FAQ – Frequently asked questions about the topic

Setting up a cloud server for gaming with IONOS is simple, and our intuitive configurator will help you to build a package perfectly suited to your requirements. To begin with, select the processor, RAM and hard disk space that will form the core of your game server hosting package.

Once you have chosen the base on which to build, you can then quickly and easily choose your OS, system and version management software, as well as professional back up options. The next step allows you to take advantage of a free domain name that is included in every game server hosting package, before you go on to enter your customer details and complete your purchase. Finally, with the IONOS guarantee, you can trial your game server hosting package for 30 days without obligation—the perfect way to ensure you have everything you need.

When you choose IONOS for your game server hosting, you also have the option of deciding which operating system your server will run on. This means that you can set up and maintain your server using an operating system that is already familiar to you. Both Windows and Linux options are available depending upon your preferences and requirements; simply select the OS as you configure your game server hosting package. Please note, however, that the CS:GO image included in the IONOS cloud server package only runs on Linux.

Security is extremely important to the continued accessibility of your game server. Fortunately, the IONOS Data Centres are among the safest and most efficient in the world, ensuring that your cloud-based game server provides uninterrupted access thanks to its guaranteed 99.9% availability.

With a number of optional extras for your game server, IONOS provides you access to powerful hardware solutions combined with professional services. The most important services:

  • Secure VPN connection

  • Professional SSL certification providing data protection

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