If you are a person or business that is running a website aimed at gamers or that hosts Role-playing or other online games then upgrading to a dedicated server is something that you should consider. With the ever growing popularity of online gaming many game forums, blogs, and chat sites find themselves receiving a large amount of steady traffic each and every month. When using a shared hosting plan this overload of visitors could lead to slow loading time, busy server errors, and in some situations a temporary shut down of your website until you pay for additional bandwidth. Rather than deal with any of these inconveniences consider investing in a dedicated gamer server.
Some people are unwilling to look into dedicated game servers because of the cost traditionally associated with them. In the past years dedicated servers have required buyers to pay expensive equipment and maintenance fees. Plus a dedicated server should always be watched to avoid outages and other problems that can come from a large amount of steady visitors. Even if you are able to afford and monitor a dedicated server owners of these servers have also needed to have extensive knowledge to fix problems with the servers. Now there is an alternative.
Many shared hosting companies will offer clients a chance to rent their own, dedicated, server. These companies will still charge a monthly fee that is a bit higher than standard hosting but this fee will cover the cost of equipment and they will be the ones to monitor and fix any problem you might have. Most companies that offer dedicated servers and hosting of any kind will recommend the services to any client that hosts a high traffic website. If your current host does not actively advertise dedicated hosting then consider contacting them privately with your needs and budgets. They might be able to point you in the right direction. In the event that your hosting company does not offer any type of dedicated game servers then contact your website designer. Professional website designers will often have a list of hosting companies that they have worked with in the past and are glad to recommend good companies to existing or past clients.
If you are starting a gaming site for the first time and have no experience with hosting companies or design companies contact the owners and of some of your favorite existing sites. In many cases the owners of the site or the site designer will be happy to make recommendations and help you get started.