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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.

Affordable game servers: Playing games in the cloud 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.

What is a game server anyway?

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.

Why it is worth hosting your own game server.

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.


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.

Renting a secure game server: What IONOS offers you

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