Choosing a GMod Server Hosting Company
If you are looking for GMod server hosting then there are a few things you have to look out for when you choose a GMod server hosting company as there are hundreds, if not thousands, of them available across the internet. You need to understand some of the factors that need to be taken into account before renting one to host your GMod games.
Technical Specifications for a GMod Server Hosting Company
You need to have a think about the specifications provided from hosting companies and compare them. Before choosing a gmod server hosting company, you will need to make a decision on how many players you are planning on to work with the server and also the volume to be used in sustaining it. The server you choose for this therefore has to be able to adapt towards the quantity of users you require. They should be able to tell you:
How much RAM is allotted
How much disc space is allowed for
What speed is offered for uploads and downloads
The CPU power
You should also try to find out whether it is an SSD drive or not as an SSD drive offers greater performance benefits
Services and Other Factors in choosing Gmod Server Hosting
There are a number of other services and benefits to consider when choosing a company. Many of them will offer you tailor made services whilst others will give you a “blank canvas” to do as you wish. With a little haggling you should be able to get the Gmod server hosting company to go that extra mile to secure your business.
Installation of Plugins, Wrappers, and Mods
Whilst many companies don’t provide it, some will give you wrappers according to your specifications.
Control Panel and Admin Rights
Many GMod server rental hosts can give you different admin privileges, allowing you to install the plugins and mods you need to modify files and give you plenty of add-ons to customize them for your use. Other providers offer restricted use or access to control panels. Make sure you check before renting a server
Customer Support and Maintenance Services
Many of the Gmod Server Hosting companies have support services that you can access if you need some help but you might want to check whether this is free or a paid service and whether you want to factor this in to the cost if it is something that you will be using regularly. Make sure that the company will also keep the server technology up to date with the latest software and drivers.
Backups and Data Security
Ensure that the company has a good data security policy especially if you are going to have other users on the server. Find out whether they will be doing automatic backups as well or if this is something that you will be responsible for.
Uploading Existing Data from Other Servers
Another thing for you to have a look out for is whether the GMod dedicated server hosting company will allow you to upload saved games from other servers, to seamlessly integrate them from elsewhere.
Ability to Change Your Plan
You should find out whether the hosting company will allow you to alter your plan to allow for different requirements. For example, you may need more capacity if there are a number of gamers or go for a lower plan if there isn’t much uptake
Refund and Money Back Guarantee
A good Gmod Server Hosting provider will give you a money back guarantee if you aren’t happy with the service. This is usually around 10 days into the service and gives you the peace of mind required that if you don’t get on with the service in any way, you can get a refund.
Some providers offer additional features to provide extra quality for the efficiency of GMod. These may be nice to have, but be aware that additional charges could apply for these services.
Packages Made Available
Most Gmod Server Hosting companies will offer a variety of packages allowing you to pay monthly, quarterly or annually. Take these pricing options into account when choosing a Gmod Server Hosting provider as it may be much cheaper if you can afford to pay for a year in advance.
As you can see, there are many different factors you should take into account when choosing your Gmod server hosting. I hope this has been of some help to you
If you want our personal opinion on what we think is the best games server hosting provider then I don’t think you can go wrong with Fragnet. They offer 24/7 technical support and a 5 day money back guarantee.
As we said above though, shop around first.