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Information about GameServerKings

It says nothing on their site about when Game Server Kings opened its doors but after some investigation, it looks like they have been around since 2017 and in their words “

Gaming is something that we take pride in, we created GameserverKings to make hosting your game server fast, easy, and at industry-best prices, all while providing amazing customer support.

We serve our customers with staff located all over the globe, that way we can provide premier support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

WHY US?

At Gameserverkings.com we strive to provide the best experience possible when it comes to game server hosting and management. We have a dedicated engineering & research team working constantly toward new and innovative technologies aimed at making running your game serverless about technical configuration, and more about playing the game.

Our game server hosting equipment is selected and curated by our dedicated team of GameserverKing Engineers, we use the best equipment for each individual game server type to ensure the best playability from day 1, this makes sure you always have the most lag-free and seamless experience possible.

We are full circle, meaning when it comes to running a game server, or more often than not your own gaming community, it helps to have a partner that offers all services needed, with that in mind we offer many services such as web hosting, domain name registration, MySQL services, remote MySQL Access, CPanel access, and more! These services listed are often required by more advanced plugins and mods, at gameserverkings.com we offer it all in one place.

With Gameserverkings you can opt to pay per month, we offer a discount for quarterly and so on time commitments.

With month-to-month pay you can always leave us, should you not be satisfied with the services we provide, as there is no contract lock-in. In fact, there are no contracts at all.”

Services and Features that GameServerKings offers are the following.

As far as I can see they only offer Game Server Hosting and they do this for the following games – Rust, 7 Days to Die, Unturned, Space Engineers, Factorio, TF2, Terraria, Starbound, and Discord Bot. Features that are included are 24 Hour Money-Back Guarantee, Dedicated 24/7 Support, Zero Lag, Mods/Plugins, DDoS Protection, Dedicated Gaming Server Option,

Some stats on GameServerKings that might interest you.

Game Server Kings has a global rank of 437,610 and a country rank of 149,636 and a category rank of 4,187 with total visits of 74.8k and a bounce rate of 44.89% with 4.74-page visits per visitor and an average visit time of 00:05:44, a revenue of less than $1.0M these are stats from SimilarWeb.

Some other Stats provided by SemRush that might interest you about GameServerKings.com have 36.5K backlinks from 1.2k different referring domains, They have an Authority Score of 40 which is not bad, And they have a DR of 21 and a PA of 39 which is also not bad, 52% of their organic search traffic comes from The United States while 7.1% comes from Canada 4.5% from -The United Kingdom3.8% from Germany and the other 32% from all other countries. The majority of GameServerKings‘ search engine traffic comes from the Following keywords below.

  1. GameServerKings
  2. Rust Server Hosting
  3. Game Server Kings
  4. Game Server Kings Admin
  5. Rust Servers
  6. Rust Game
  7. RustServerManager
  8. Kings Games
  9. Rcon
  10. Rust Maps
  11. Rust Servers
  12. 7 Days to Die Console Commands
  13. 7 Days to Die Console Update
  14. Rust Sav Editor
  15. 7 Days to Die Console
  16. Rusty Servers
  17. Password Protect Game

Some details about the speed of the host, now these may not be the same speeds you’ll get since first it will depend on the services you buy, your website design, size of images/videos, if they put you on the same server or have different servers for clients, etc.. also the host may or may not be using their fastest servers to host their sales page which to me would not be smart since a first impression is usually the one you stay with, at any rate here is the speed information tested on there front page.

GTmetrix – gives them an A grade with 98% Performance and 97% Structure tested from Vancouver, Canada.

GTmetrix Performance MetricsSpeed/score
First Contentful Paint – good user experience is 0.9 s or less294 ms
Speed Index – good user experience is 1.3 s or less540 ms
Largest Contentful Paint – good user experience is 1.2 s or less377 ms
Time To Interactive – good user experience is 2.5 s or less3.2 s
Total Blocking Time – good user experience is 150 ms or less20 ms
Cumulative Layout Shift – good user experience is a score of 0.1 s or less0.01

Pingdom – gives GameServerKings a C grade of 78 with a load time of 489 ms tested from London, UK.

Page Speed Insights – gives their Cell phone page speed an 87 and a 99 for Desktops.

PSI MetricsCell Phone SpeedsDeskTop Speeds
First Contentful Paint1.7 s0.5 s
Speed Index2.5 s0.7 s
Largest Contentful Paint1.7 s0.8 s
Time To Interactive5.1 s0.5 s
Total Blocking Time400 ms0 ms
Cumulative Layout Shift0.0350.012

Dotcom Tools gives the following –

LocationPerformanceFull Page LoadFirst Meaningful PaintNetworkDom CompletePage Size
Tel-AvivFast1.41 s0.60 s1.30 s1.37 s763kb
AmsterdamFast0.95 s400 ms0.63 s0.87 s623kb
MontrealFast0.74 s300 ms448 ms0.64 s635kb
Hong KongSlow2.94 s1 s2.68 s2.86 s1.3MB
MiamiFast0.95 s300 ms508 ms0.88 s635kb
Average DurationFast 1.40 s520 ms1.11 s1.33 s

Site Checkergives them 79 out of 100 with a load time of 4.45 seconds For Mobile Phones and 99 out of 100 for Desktop loading in 0.46 seconds tested from Toronto. First Contentful Paint for Mobile was 0.8 s and for Desktops 0.4 s.

More test results are listed below –

Test from Honolulu
Total Time595 ms
Resolve Time97 ms
Connection Time47 ms
Download Time451 ms
IP Address172.67.70.211
RESPONSE DETAILS
Total size51 kB (51,215 bytes)
Status200 OK
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DateTue, 10 May 2022 17:09:51 GMT
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Sample Pricing and details of different Game Hosting plans on GameServerKings are listed below.

How much do 7 days to die servers cost?

Our 7 days to die hosting services start at $14.95/month. You can add additional server resources to add even more power to your dedicated server.

Will I be able to add Mods?
Modding is a big part of most games, so it only makes sense that we’d allow you to use them on your Gameserverkings service. We support all modlets and are happy to help you install them on your server. Our support team is available 24/7 and is ready to assist you whenever you need it. Please note that some overhaul mods may not be fully supported due to external requirements, please check with us first!

Is the server always available?
Absolutely! After purchasing your server rental, it is instantly installed and ready to go within minutes. We pride ourselves on being an extremely reliable server provider, maintaining our great reputation. 

Do you have any helpful starter tips?
Running your very own server may seem daunting at first, but we do our best to streamline the process as much as possible while still giving you full control. We offer a 7 Days To Die knowledge base that can be used to answer the most frequently asked questions. Something you just can’t seem to figure out? We’re here to help, give us a shout!

Are configs easy to change?
Indeed they are! GameServerKings allows almost all configs to be changed directly through your control panel after you rent your server. You can quickly change up important game settings and even create or edit the game’s crafting recipes to better suit your needs. Get yourself a shiny new map, and level up faster, the possibilities are almost endless.

Can I update my server easily?
The GameServerKings control panel offers a simple Steam Update button that will do everything for you! Each time there is the main game update, you can click the button, sit back, and watch your dedicated server’s game version update!

99.9% UPTIME – MODS/PLUGINS – PROCEDURAL MAP7 DAYS TO DIE DEDICATED SERVER HOSTING – ALPHA 17.2 AVAILABLE BY REQUESTDDOS PROTECTION

Rust Server Hosting

We run the highest quality rust server hosting service ever made.

By renting a server from us, you’ll know for sure it will be reliable, lag-free, and easy to use, and that we’re here to help 24/7.

Many people choose to trust us as their server host because of how easy and user-friendly our control panel is, even true beginners are able to get started easily.

We believe so much in our services, that if you’re not satisfied, we’ll refund your payment.

Will my server be online all the time (24/7)?
Yes, we make sure your Rust server remains online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can turn your own computer off, and everyone will be able to play as usual.

How long do I have to wait after I pay before I can play?
Our setup times are instant after payment. As soon as you have rented your server it’ll be available for you to play on.

I’m new to running a Rust server, I don’t know much about your service, is this something for me?
A lot of our customers are people who have never used a rust server hosting service before, or ran a server at all.
Our Control panel is extremely easy to use and it’s very easy to get used to. Once you’ve received your login information, you also get access to our knowledge base articles with pictures and instructions on how to do various important or fun tasks of your server.
Even a true beginner can rent from us and be enjoying themselves within a very short amount of time. 
And if you ever end up stuck on something, you can always ask our 24/7 support to help you. We’d love to help.

If there is a Rust update, what do I need to do?
At Gameserverkings we value convenience, therefore the entire update process is one button click in your control panel. You simply click that button, and we make sure all the plugins and game files are up to date. 

Can I Mod my server/Can I install plugins?
Of course! We support installing plugins/mods and it’s very easy to do on the Gameserverkings platform. After you place your order, you’ll get access to our guides with pictures that run you through how to install mods/plugins step by step. And if you can’t figure it out, our 24/7 live support is here to help you out!

Why should I rent my rust server from Gameserverkings?
Because we’re simply the best. Rust is by far the largest game that we host and we’ve learned the ins and outs about it through the years. We know Rust better than any other game server provider. 
We have staff available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to monitor your server and to assist you with any difficulties you may experience with running it.
Due to the large amount of Rust servers we provide hosting for, it’s very likely that a question you have we’ve seen many times before, making it extremely easy for us to point you in the right direction and get you going again.

How do I get started?
Buying rust hosting from us is very easy, when you click the large “Configure Server” button, we’ll ask you a few simple questions to know how to exactly set your server up such as where in the world you’d like it to be, and how many players you’d like to have online. After that, you check out and you’re all set. The rental period starts right away: your rust server will be delivered immediately.

Unturned Server Hosting

How can I add Mods to my server?
The main source of modding Unturned servers is via Steam Workshop content. Within our game server hosting control panel, you can easily access your configuration files to quickly add any Steam Workshop content to your server. It’s as simple as a little bit of copy and pasting!

RocketMod used to be a popular modding framework for Unturned but has disbanded and the project was discontinued in late 2019. While RocketMod files may still be on the internet, and you may be able to load them into your server, we do not offer official support for legacy RocketMod at this time.

Do I get RCON access?
By default, Unturned does not offer an RCON service. As RocketMod has been disbanded, there is no longer any official RCON support for Unturned servers.

Am I able to be an Admin?
Yes! When you rent a server with Gameserverkings, you will be able to edit it completely. With our game control panel, it’s as simple as clicking a button and adding your Steam profile link into a box. After a quick restart, you’ll have all the power of administrator commands and tools to help you moderate your server.

Can I disable VAC support?
Absolutely! By default, Unturned supports VAC, which you may not necessarily want for your server. We allow the option to disable VAC so that everyone is able to join your server freely.

What’s the price?
Our Unturned hosting services start at just $7.92 for a rental period of one month.

Space Engineers Server Hosting

Prices start at around $10.30

Can my server be private?
Space Engineers offers private servers in two forms. You can add a server password to only allow users with the password to join, or you can whitelist your server with something a bit cooler! A Steam Group whitelist can be easily added to your rental server, this way you can allow only users in your Steam Group to play.

Am I able to become an Admin?
Making yourself an administrator on GameServerKings is super easy. You’ll be able to add your Steam ID directly into the configuration file, and we’ll work our magic to give you all of those juicy admin powers and tools to manage your server exactly how you want.

Are Steam Workshop Mods supported?
We currently allow for Steam Workshop content to be added to your game. However, we offer this feature with limited support. We maintain an up-to-date guide on installing them, but will not be able to assist with the setup or configuration of your mods.

Can I upload my Singleplayer world?
Using your single-player world is most definitely possible. With our GameServerKings control panel, you can easily manage and manipulate all of your files. It’s as simple as deleting an old save, and uploading your own server to the proper location. Would you rather use a traditional FTP client? No problem! We offer access to that too.

Is there any additional setup required?
As Space Engineers requires a world to be generated, there is a small bit of setup you will need to do before you can join your server. Fear not! We have a guide covering exactly what you need to do to generate your world with the exact settings you want. If you plan on uploading a previous save, or singleplayer world, then this can be skipped entirely.

Still, need help or have questions?
Our 24/7 support team is here to assist you with any problems you may be facing! Just drop us a line in the live chat, or open a new ticket in your Client Area.

TF2 Server Hosting

How much does a tf2 server cost?

Our TF2 game servers start at just $9.90/month. Various upgrades can be added to your service, but most people do not need these.

Can I use SourceMod?

All of our Team Fortress 2 server rentals come equipped to handle SourceMod. You’ll be able to easily add in all of your favorite mods and plugins to create the type of server that you want. Whether this is general gameplay enhancements or server management tools, you’ll have no problem running what you need on our hosting service.

Is FastDL available?
At GameServerKings we offer FastDL for a small additional charge with our team fortress server hosting services. FastDL allows you to store all of your server’s downloadable files on our Content Delivery Network to allow them to load at insanely fast speeds. There are two packages available:

  • FastDL Basic: 2GB of Storage
  • FastDL Extreme: Unlimited Storage

Don’t know how much you’ll need? No problem! you can upgrade your hosting package at any time during your service by contacting us.

Am I able to add my own maps?
Of course! When you rent a server with GameServerKings it’s as simple as adding the map file to your maps folder and executing a simple command within your server’s console to load the new map(s).

What about Steam Workshop addons?
These are all available for use too! Our control panel makes it easy for you to add Steam Workshop content to your server without any headaches. In fact, when using our hosting services, you will also have direct access to all of your files both in your control panel and FTP systems.

When will my server be online?
Your tf2 dedicated server will be online and ready for you to use immediately after you confirm your purchase. Our lightning-fast servers will automatically install the necessary files, so you can get right into the action as soon as possible.

Factorio Server Hosting

Prices start at around $6.45 a month

Can I install Mods?
Mods are an essential aspect of many different games across the board, and we strongly support them for Factorio. They can easily be installed using your GameServerKings control panel. Visit the mod repository on the official Factorio website to download what you’d like, and from there all you need to do is upload the file to your server. Plain and simple, no-nonsense!

Why should I buy a Factorio server from GameServerKings?
We are an official recommended hosting provider that can be found on the game developer’s website. Our servers are extremely fast, secure, and stable to assure maximum uptime and playability for all of our users. After you make your purchase, your server is instantly online and available for use. To add to all of that, we also provide incredible support 24 hours a day, every day. Feel free to contact us via live chat or ticket if you have any additional questions, or just need help.

Can I use a different map?
You sure can! Within our control panel, you can easily swap out your map files to use a pre-existing map. This means if you have a single-player world that you’d like to upload for all of your friends to use as well, you can! Our knowledge base includes an article (and many others!) that will guide you through this process step by step in detail.

Am I able to freely edit game settings?
Most of Factorio’s game settings can be altered within their respective .json files. We allow you to freely access and edit these at any point during your server rental to make sure your server is running exactly how you want it to. Change the settings to whatever your heart desires, go crazy!

Terraria Server Hosting

Prices start at around $8 a month

Will my existing world work with the server?
Our server hosting platforms allow you to upload your very own Terraria world directly to your server. This way you can start right where you left off in your singleplayer, or multiplayer server game! Save files using mods will need to make sure the proper mods are installed first.

Can I add TShock mods to my server?

We currently do not support TShock and are working to re-implement it as an option for our Terraria services soon.

Terraria is an incredibly diverse game with plenty of mods and plugins available to make it even cooler. We support the TShock modding platform with all Terraria server rentals to allow you to add these delightful game enhancements incredibly easily. All up-to-date mods and plugins available on the TShock repository can be uploaded to your game for immediate effect!

What if I get stuck?
Every GameServerKings server rental comes with access to our 24/7 support team. We’re always here to help you in our live chat, and our engineers are ready and waiting to answer your support tickets. A smooth experience is very important to us, and we will do everything we can to ensure you have one.

Is my server always online?
Your server is guaranteed to be online at all times! Our powerful hosting machines will make sure that your server is always ready to go whenever you and your players need it the most. Downtime is every server owner’s worst nightmare, and we make sure you can sleep soundly knowing that your server is online.

Starbound Server Hosting

Starts at around $6 a month

Do you have an RCON tool available?
We do! Your Starbound server with GameServerKings will come equipped with access to an easy-to-use RCON utility tool so that you can have full control of your server from anywhere. Out and about? Not an issue, it works great on mobile devices. Manage your server from anywhere you have an internet connection.

Will I be able to use Steam Workshop content?
Steam Workshop content can be added to your server quickly and easily. Once you find the item that you’d like to install, all you need to do is move the file from your computer to the server by uploading it through your file manager. Our vast knowledge base has an article to explain exactly how to do this.

What about other Mods?
Mods outside of the Steam Workshop work too, and just as easily! It’s as simple as downloading the mod file from a trusted website, such as the official Chucklefish forums, and uploading the file to your mods folder available in your GameServerKings control panel.

Do I get Admin powers?
Setting yourself up as an administrator on your server is incredibly simple. You’ll gain access to all of the powerful administrator commands that will let you do everything from spawning items and monsters to banning bad players and even creating full-on dungeons filled with monsters to fight and loot to gain!

Can I easily update my server?
Absolutely! We offer a Steam Update button within our GameServerKings control panel. Whenever the game updates, all you need to do is click the button, then sit back and relax while our system does all the work for you. No unnecessary headaches just to access the new game content!

Discord Bot Hosting

From $2.99 MONTHLY -Discord Bot Hosting is made super easy by our custom-built control panel. You simply upload your bot, you don’t worry about servers or managing them. Our system figures out how to run your bot and makes sure you have enough server capacity to run extremely well 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

High-Performance Discord Bot Hosting
Letting us host your Discord bot means we run your code 24/7, on our super-powerful server computers. We can handle the significant amount of traffic that the biggest bots get.
 
Our staff monitors our server infrastructure 24/7, and thus your bot, to make sure it’s online and performing as it should.
 
Many bots tend to have problems with scaling once they get a lot of users, with our hosting platform it’s as easy as dragging a slider up and you have more resources, ready to take on even more users.

Addon Services
As part of our service offering, we also include extra services that many Discord bots rely on for example but not limited to:

  • MariaDB
  • MySQL
  • MongoDB
  • Redis

These services can be instantly deployed, rather than having to configure this software manually on your own infrastructure, you can simply instantly deploy one via our control panel. We allow you to spend more time doing what you love, making bots, rather than fiddling around with servers.

Data Safety
We care about the safety of your data, which is why we take backups of all your resources at very frequent intervals. Should you ever run into a situation where you lost some of your bot’s data because something went wrong on your side, we have you covered. Simply let us know and we’ll restore a snapshot of your bot that puts it back exactly to how it was at that point in time.

Easy Updates
We know you’re always working on adding more awesome features to your bot, but once you’re ready with the one you’ll need to put it live for others to enjoy. Currently, you can deploy to our discord bot hosting system with the following methods:

  • Git (Simply push to your code repository, and we’ll pick up the changes and put them online for your users). 
  • Simply uploading a zip folder with your bot’s code in it via the control panel, our system will unzip it and figure out how to run it.
  • API Call with a link to your ZIP Archive – Our system will download the archive and then deploy it as it would normally.

Live Debugging
In the unlikely event of your amazing bot having a bug, our live console feature lets you look at your bot’s console live from any computer you want, making debugging extremely easy. 

Statistics and Graphs
We also maintain statistics for you, we collect graphs on your resource usage such as RAM and CPU usage which can give you a good indication of how well your bot is performing, and which parts may need some optimizing from your side. 

Log Collection
Do you need to store your bot’s logs for later on for review, or simply because you want to keep track of everything that’s going on? No problem, our log collection system can maintain a copy of all your logs for you and keep them safe for you when you need them.

Security
Each bot instance runs completely isolated from other instances, we use a combination of virtualization and containerization to maintain a highly secure environment. On top of that, our engineers stay on always keep our systems up to date with the latest security patches, meaning you don’t have to worry about that. The last thing you would want is for a hacker to gain access to the server that controls your bot. We have you covered.

It’s for everyone!
Do you want to run your own Discord bot but you’re not very technical? No problem, simply select one of our pre-made templates and we’ll instantly deploy that for you, without requiring any technical interference from you. You can call the bot whatever you want, and it’ll be your very own, you’ll have full admin privileges on it.

What kind of bots can I run with this service?
Our bot hosting service supports any type of bot. A few examples of different bot types supported by our service are:

  • Music Bots
  • Moderation Bots
  • Stats bots
  • We can run every bot type you can imagine.


What’s the difference between this service and for example VPS/Dedicated Servers?
We take care of your bot’s performance, addons, backups, debugging, statistics and graphs, log collection, and more. If you had a VPS or Dedicated Server, you would need to take care of all these things by yourself, on top of all the time you already spend on developing the bot itself. Simply said, we take care of everything that comes with running a discord bot, and free you of all that hassle so you can focus on building the best bot you can possibly create. 

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