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Your game server: a perfect match with the IONOS Cloud

Combine the enjoyment of your own game server and 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 most out of your multiplayer experience. The IONOS Cloud delivers outstanding performance and storage capacity to ensure that technical restrictions don’t interfere with your gaming success. We use Intel® processors and administrators can take advantage of the benefits offered by SSD storage solutions 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 link up with other players on a game server to play all kinds of online games. The server then manages and syncs player and game data. Among other things, game servers are used to play the world’s most popular MMORPG games (Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games, or simply: online roleplay), as they allow you and your friends to enter major online competitions.

Why hosting your own game server makes sense

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

A personal game server puts 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 control 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 (including Intel® SSD storage) that is routinely checked and strictly monitored.


Linux or Windows as the operating system

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

  • With Windows, you can pick Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.

  • Linux is available 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 centers are among the safest and most efficient in the world. We make sure that your game server remains permanently up and running in Germany, which we can guarantee thanks to our ultra-fast 300 Gbit/s external connection. Of course, SSL certified encryption is also included. 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