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Sever is online after the host logs off?

Discussion in 'Help' started by Im_The_Devil, Sep 8, 2011.

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  1. Im_The_Devil

    Im_The_Devil I liek cookiez x3

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    I was wondering, if it was possible to make my server to be online indefinitely??? :o

    What are my options if i would like to do that:confused:

    Most likely, I need another host for the server.exe application, can anyone help me, with any ways to get a server running even after the server.exe application has been closed?

    The only options i know is to share the server files via dropbox and let another person host on behalf of the server name >_>
     
  2. Lamperi

    Lamperi I see what you did there

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    Yes, you need a computer to be on always to run the server (it really makes sense if you think of that).

    You can rent some cheap virtual servers for 10-20$ (or more if you want better or dedicated). Also ask your friends and family if they have already server machinnes, so you don't have to .invest on your own.
     
  3. Im_The_Devil

    Im_The_Devil I liek cookiez x3

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    You mean VPS (Virtual Private Servers). Ya those are quite expensive. Does Beta Server and The Registry use VPS to host?

    If I want to do it for free, then my only options are to share my server files with another client. :confused:
     
  4. zeroality

    zeroality Artificial Insanity

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    Yes, both PO Server and the Registry are hosted on a VPS.

    Another thing to look into is something like Amazon's EC2 platform.

    Renting space on a cloud is sort of like getting a VPS in the sense that you can store files and they'll always be available to the public. With Amazon EC2, you would be paying on an usage scale - meaning if the server remained small then you wouldn't be paying very much at all.

    If you can afford a small monthly budget then this seems like a good way to go.
     
  5. Lamperi

    Lamperi I see what you did there

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    Actually it's dedicated and not virtual which is running PO server, but it doens't matter to end users too much ;)
     
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