So you want a Terraria server. But what do you look for? What does a good Terraria host look like? Good server hosting services generally offer lots of options. But which matter? Below I will outline the main things to look for when looking for a Terraria server host.
Firstly, you will want enough player slots for your server. If you are expecting to have 100 people on your server then you will need 100 and onwards player slots. GameHosting, GTXGaming and Roxservers all offer lots of player slots for your Terraria server. This means 0-100 players will be able to connect to your server.
Secondly, is the location of the server. Good hosts will have servers located all around the world so that server owners and their players can play from across the world without interruption.
Finally, you will want a server host who offers 24/7 support so that you can get support you when you need it. GameHosting, GTXGaming and Roxservers all offer great 24/7 support and are highly recommended.
You don't want to pump $20 into an unreliable business every month, do you? So how do you know which server host to trust? Most companies claim to have a great price to performance, say $1 for "the best server hosting available". This doesn't sound too reliable, does it? Here is a top 3 of the most trustworthy server hosts out there.
GameHosting is very well known for their brilliant server hosting services. They offer many servers for different games and are highly rated throughout the community. They specialise in having excellent support for their customers and great quality servers.
GTXGaming has excellent ratings for their phenomenal server quality and customer service. If there is on the rare occasion an issue with your server you can guarantee that GTXGaming will be there for you and will fix it in no time.
Roxservers is once again one of the top-rated server hosts around the world, they have great 24/7 support and for whatever reasons you have issues with this great host you can expect it to be fixed in no time.
There are many things to look for that increase speed in your server. Down below are the 3 things to look for in your server host.
1) Player slots
This may seem odd but hear me out. If you have a max player count of say 50 and you're running 50 players all the time, the server most likely won't keep up even if it is a great quality server. You should always get more than enough player slots to ensure this doesn't happen.
2) Server hardware
You can't expect to run a lag-free server with hardware from back in 2010. This is why you should always look for servers which have modern tech. GameHosting, GTXGaming and Roxservers offer only the best server hardware which you can trust to keep your server running fast all the time.
This is a no brainer. You can't expect to have 0 ping on a server located in the US when you live in Australia. Server location is a big contributing factor to lag and ping. This is why you should look for Terraria server hosts with servers all around the world.
There are many things you shouldn't do when setting up your server. Below are just are 3 things you absolutely should not do!
1) Enable a bunch of mods
This may seem stupid but you should always run your server without mods first to ensure that it runs well and then add mods and any other forms of modification to your server.
2) Choose a goofy IP address
If you plan on just playing with your friends on this Terraria server then you can go with a weird IP like weirdterraria.net or something like that but if you plan on hosting to 100s all around the world you probably want a more formal IP. Most server hosting companies provide a way of getting an IP for your server such as coolterraria.net or something like that.
3) Wait days for your issue to be fixed
If you have an issue with your server you shouldn't wait days for customer support to get back to you. There are plenty of guides online which you can follow to get your server in running order in no time.
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