Internet server

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by Zatnikitelman, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. Zatnikitelman

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    I am looking to build a server for hosting an online game I am planning. I am unsure how to proceed, I have googled it, but have mostly gotten how to install software and such.
    Thanks,
    Matt
     
  2. thingmaker3

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    A server is any computer running server software. What are the system requirements for your game? What are the system requirements for your server software?
     
  3. Zatnikitelman

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    Well, I am not exactly sure what the system requirements are. I will be coding my own PHP and MySQL. It is a text based browser game. I hope to eventually have thousands of people playing (like Stargatewars.com) with each person needing to "store" possibly thousands of lines of database code along with the game itself.
     
  4. Dave

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    It might sound a lame suggestion but have you looked into the available commercial possiblities for a server, i.e. a high-end machine suitable for server applications. I presume you will be hoping to implement this game on a subscription-based model, so therefore if you believe that you could justify the returns you could look at investing in a dedicated server that you can recoupe the cost of over time. It will probably be more reliable investment over time and save you a lot of mither.

    Dave
     
  5. Zatnikitelman

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    Actually, it will be free. That way I can put a big fat disclaimer and not have to worry too much about cpyrights and such. I was hoping to be able to buy piecemeal down to the last IC so I don't have to pay for brand names or warranties and stuff that I really don't need.
     
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