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starting at $4.99/month1
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  • Why 1&1? Discover how we separate ourselves from other game hosting companies
  • Safety in numbers From low cost to high-end; we have a game server for your budget
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Entry-level Servers
CPU RAM Storage Traffic

Virtual Server

Cloud S

Details
i Details
CPU

1 vCore

RAM

512 MB

Storage

30 GB SSD

Traffic

Unlimited

Operating System

Linux

IP address

Static IP address

Access

Full root access

Bandwidth

100 Mbit/s

Backup

Snapshots

Processor

Intel® Xeon® Processors: Intel® Xeon® E5-2660 v2 and Intel® Xeon® E5-2683 v3

Architecture

VMware virtualization technology

Security

SSL Certificate icluded

$4.99/month1

Virtual Server

Cloud M

Details
i Details
CPU

1 vCore

RAM

1 GB

Storage

50 GB SSD

Traffic

Unlimited

Operating System

Choice of either Linux or Windows

IP address

Static IP address

Access

Full root access

Bandwidth

100 Mbit/s

Backup

Snapshots

Processor

Intel® Xeon® Processors: Intel® Xeon® E5-2660 v2 and Intel® Xeon® E5-2683 v3

Architecture

VMware virtualization technology

Security

SSL Certificate icluded

12 months
9.99
$4.99/month2then $9.99/month

Virtual Server

Cloud L

Details
i Details
CPU

2 vCores

RAM

2 GB

Storage

80 GB SSD

Traffic

Unlimited

Operating System

Choice of either Linux or Windows

IP address

Static IP address

Access

Full root access

Bandwidth

100 Mbit/s

Backup

Snapshots

Processor

Intel® Xeon® Processors: Intel® Xeon® E5-2660 v2 and Intel® Xeon® E5-2683 v3

Architecture

VMware virtualization technology

Security

SSL Certificate icluded

12 months
19.99
$9.99/month3then $19.99/month

Virtual Server

Cloud XL

Details
i Details
CPU

2 vCores

RAM

4 GB

Storage

120 GB SSD

Traffic

Unlimited

Operating System

Choice of either Linux or Windows

IP address

Static IP address

Access

Full root access

Bandwidth

100 Mbit/s

Backup

Snapshots

Processor

Intel® Xeon® Processors: Intel® Xeon® E5-2660 v2 and Intel® Xeon® E5-2683 v3

Architecture

VMware virtualization technology

Security

SSL Certificate icluded

12 months
29.99
$19.99/month4then $29.99/month

Virtual Server

Cloud XXL

Details
i Details
CPU

4 vCores

RAM

8 GB

Storage

160 GB SSD

Traffic

Unlimited

Operating System

Choice of either Linux or Windows

IP address

Static IP address

Access

Full root access

Bandwidth

100 Mbit/s

Backup

Snapshots

Processor

Intel® Xeon® Processors: Intel® Xeon® E5-2660 v2 and Intel® Xeon® E5-2683 v3

Architecture

VMware virtualization technology

Security

SSL Certificate icluded

12 months
39.99
$29.99/month5then $39.99/month
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, dedicated game server hosting is often considered the most reliable thanks to its high performance levels and advanced features. 1&1 offers a number of dedicated hardware solutions for cheap prices—helping you to provide the ultimate in gaming experiences for your users.
  • How many slots are available with 1&1 dedicated game server hosting?

    Here you find our dedicated game server hosting tariffs and how many slots are available:

    L2: up to 25 slots

    A8i: up to 95 slots

    X4i: up to 190 slots

    o12A-32: up to 190 slots

    o12A-64: up to 300 slots

    XL12i: up to 300 slots

    X8i: up to 1530 slots

    X10i: up to 1530 slots
  • How can I setup a dedicated game server at 1&1?

    Setting up a dedicated game server 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. You will find both Intel and AMD within our entry-level and performance packages, with Intel processors forming the base of our high-end business packages.

    Once you have chosen the base on which to build, you can then quickly and easily choose your OS, system and version management software, professional back up options and whether to incorporate the 1&1 SSL certificate. 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 that 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.

    If you are not entirely sure which server is best for you, or you simply wish to delegate some of the maintenance work to concentrate more on your gaming, then we also provide a managed server option. Managed game server hosting from 1&1 pre-configures and manages the maintenance, backups, and software updates for you—so you spend less time keeping your server up and running and more time enjoying your favorite games.
  • 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 Centres are among the safest and most efficient in the world, ensuring that your dedicated game server for the US provides uninterrupted access thanks to its geo-redundant structure and superb 300 Gbit/s external connectivity speeds.

    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:

    - A professional backup service is included that allows an individually configurable backup through either Windows or Linux
    - Additional FTP storage options without artificial bandwidth restriction
    - Professional SSL certification providing data protection with 256-bit encryption

    In addition to these features, 1&1 provides you with the opportunity to monitor your game server performance remotely and whilst on the move.This is possible with the help of the 1&1 Mobile Monitoring app or on any accessible web browser. You will be able to monitor the availability of your game servers dating back seven days. Furthermore, customers who take advantage of the free app for Android and iPhone will receive automatic notifications of any status changes within their game server.