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Game server hosting benefits from 1&1

starting at $9.99/month
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  • Counter Strike - Global Offensive image included in every cloud server package
  • Safety in numbers From low cost to high-end; we have a game server for your budget
  • Server advantages Learn about 1&1 and our dedication to providing secure and fast game hosting

How to locate the image for "Counter Strike: Global Offensive" in the Cloud Panel

  1. To locate the game Counter Strike: Global Offensive, first navigate towards the "servers" section of the "infrastructure" tab located in the top left area of the Cloud Panel. Next, click the "create" drop down menu and then select "cloud server" on the servers main page.

  2. Go to the "applications" tab and under "all applications", select "games".

  3. Search through the list of games available until you find "counter-strike". Select the application.

  4. A selection pop-up window will appear with some background information on the game, information on how to play, as well as a guide on how to access the server.

  5. Finally, just click on "create" and you're finished! The prospective provisioning time will be displayed.

Cloud server hosting from 1&1 delivers reliable resources and consistency for a seamless gaming experience

Affordable game servers
CS:GO image included
1&1 safety and security
Full root access

The best cloud servers dedicated to game hosting from 1&1

In order to get the most of your multiplayer gaming experience, 1&1 recommends one of our powerful cloud-based game server packages. Each of the choices within our cloud server range offers unrivalled performance and storage capacity to ensure your gaming experience is never constrained by technological limitations. Intel® processors are utilized and administrators can take advantage of SSD storage options to further enhance performance.

At 1&1, we are dedicated to bringing you top performance at affordable prices.

Learn about why game hosting is worthwhile and beneficial

Here at 1&1, we understand that game hosting is important to you – and we feel the same way. If you've ever wanted to take part in game server hosting before, but been unsure in the past, then now is the time to get involved.

The cloud-based game servers of 1&1 allow you and your friends to participate as a group in a huge range of online gaming titles. Our game hosting services let you create your own online faction for co-op and PvP maps for games like Minecraft for example.

With your own game server for hosting, you not only have complete control over your online party – but also the full support and expertise of 1&1 on your side. The power is in your hands to regulate the type of gaming, total number of users and let's not forget – which players get to stay and who has to leave. As the controller of your own cloud-based game server, you can oversee and govern your online party as you see fit.
Choose your Server
Hardware RAM / Memory Slots (for CS:GO)

Cloud Server M

i Details

1 vCore Intel® Xeon®

RAM / Memory

1 GB / 50 GB

Slots (for CS:GO)



Cloud Server L

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2 vCores Intel® Xeon®

RAM / Memory

2 GB / 80 GB

Slots (for CS:GO)



Cloud Server XL

i Details

2 vCores Intel® Xeon®

RAM / Memory

4 GB / 120 GB

Slots (for CS:GO)



Cloud Server XXL

i Details

4 vCores Intel® Xeon®

RAM / Memory

8 GB / 160 GB

Slots (for CS:GO)


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FAQ - Frequently asked questions about the topic

Game Server Hosting

  • What is a game server?

    A game server, sometimes known as a host or shard, acts as a central data transmitter and holds the authoritative source of events in online multiplayer games. Put simply, this means that players connected to a game server are able to maintain an accurate and up-to-date version of any particular game world—including the input of individual players. Game servers are used to run the most popular MMORPG games, and allow you and your friends to participate in huge online competitions or sandboxes.

    Game server hosting comes in a variety of forms. However, cloud severs provide numerous advantages for gaming, such as ease of implementation, flexibility, and scalability. 1&1 features a number of cloud-based game server solutions for cheap prices—helping you to provide the ultimate experience for your users.
  • How can I set up a game server at 1&1?

    Setting up a cloud server for gaming with 1&1 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 1&1 guarantee, you can trial your game server hosting package for 30 days without obligation—the perfect way to ensure you have everything you need.
  • Which operating system can I use with game server hosting packages from 1&1?

    When you choose 1&1 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 1&1 cloud server package only runs on Linux.
  • What kind of security standards does 1&1 implement within a game server?

    Security is extremely important to the continued accessibility of your game server. Fortunately, the 1&1 Data Centers 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, 1&1 provides you access to powerful hardware solutions combined with professional services. The most important services:

    - Secure VPN connection
    - Professional SSL certification providing data protection with 256-bit encryption
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