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Dedicated Servers Important for Videogames, Including Halo 5: Guardians

Posted by QuoteColo on June 12, 2014 - Updated on March 03, 2016

iStock_000001759899Small (1)E3, Electronic Entertainment Expo, is happening June 9 through June 14, and quite a bit of news is coming for those who enjoy gaming. One of the biggest pieces of news is that Halo 5: Guardians, one of the most anticipated upcoming games, will be running on dedicated servers. The developer, 343 Industries, said that the game would be running smoothly at 60fps (frames per second) even in multiplayer, and would be on those dedicated servers that can help to provide a better, seamless experience for the end users.

What Does This Mean For the Game?

A dedicated server simply means that the client, in this case 343 Industries, has a server dedicated solely to them. They do not have to share space with anyone, as they would with a shared server. The servers are going to be up all the time – this means no downtime, which is vital for an online gaming community that could be on the servers at any time of the day or night. It also means that there is generally less lag. Again, this is very important for gaming. The usage of dedicated servers for games is not new, but it is something that game lovers always appreciate.

Of course, as important as this is for those who are looking forward to Halo 5: Guardians, it’s good to look beyond just videogames. Dedicated servers are starting to become prevalent in quite a few businesses.

What Does It Mean for Non-Gamers

What does this mean for those who don’t have an interest in games though? It’s important to remember that dedicated servers are important for quite a few other things than games. However, it is important to note that the adoption of dedicated servers for games, which can provide a better overall experience to the end user, is important for other fields. It shows the power of those servers. If they can handle a large number of players, ensuring good uptime and quality connections, this should be a sign for your business that using a dedicated server for your own site might just be a good idea.

Your site visitors will be able to enjoy the same stability and uptime that those who game are able to enjoy. It offers you more flexibility and control over the server, and you can choose the hardware and the operating system that you are using. These dedicated servers are often in data centers, and you can own, lease or rent them for your needs. Since they are in data centers rather than on your own property, they are generally much simpler to maintain because you do not actually have to do any of the maintenance.

For those who have sites with quite a bit of traffic around the clock, this could be something to consider quite seriously. If you want to provide the best possible uptime for your visitors, and you want to have the most control over your site and the OS you use, then having a dedicated server might be a very good idea for you and your business. Of course, before you make the decision about getting one of these servers for your site, consider all of the pros and the cons that they come with to make sure it really is the right choice for you. It shouldn’t be too difficult to see that they really can make quite a difference.

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