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looking for a host, for a game im making
Mythic Fr0st
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Ok, im making a game, right, online text base, some images, chat, hopefully lots of members

i'd obviously start off at the lower plan and work up later

Question, what should I look for? I found this site
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im wondering if thats good?

perhaps you can sugguest any

I use MySQL and I have apache server I think??
and php, css, html, & js, some xml
I've only been learning this stuff about 13 days now, so can anyone help me out with what I should look for?
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vkaryl
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Kinda depends on how much you're able to spend on hosting.
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Mythic Fr0st
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Well, im thinking under 20 $USD or under 30 $AUD

basically, something thats gunna be up alot, and be able support my game with a good speed
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vkaryl
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Most "mainstream" hosts aren't into hosting games for obvious reasons. Also for obvious reasons $20 US isn't going to get you much in the way of a dedicated server with decent space and uptime.

Now, if this is in the nature of a MUSH or MUD, that might make a difference as to hosting potentials.
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Hmm, not a mud, dont know what a MUSH is,

all I need right now is something cheap:P

whats the cheapest sort of server I can get for that kind of thing?
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vkaryl
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MUSH is similar to MUD, MUCK, and MOO, they're all text-based, run generally on linux, differing ports for connections from players.

This is where google is your friend. www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=MUSH+hosting&btnG=Google+Search

I had MUSH hosting 10 years ago for $25 US a month. Since I wasn't really planning to run it as a public game, I eventually set it up on my own server.
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No webhoster offering what that hosting company was offering is for real.

You can't offer what amounts to the output and capacity of a high end dedicated server for $7.50 a month.

If that package had been for real, which it isn't, it would cost about $1000 per month.

Very few reputable hosters will allow livechat because it eats up server capacity on shared hosting.
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hmm
Mythic Fr0st
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Is it possible to use my computer as a server? how could I do it myself instead of paying someone else to host it? is that possible?

1k a month o_O I dont even make that every 200 years lol (<15)
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Ummmmm. Not unless you're VERY VERY good with admin, IT, and security.... or if you're doing just like I did, to mess about with for myself. If you want to have people connecting to your game over the 'net, you really can't do it without a SERIOUS background in security, IT, admin, etc. - which is why it costs the earth to "rent" it.

Did you dig through the google search? That's going to be your best bet.
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hmm
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I dont think I am good at that:) but I will get good soon enough
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