Is minetesthosting any good ?

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Is minetesthosting any good ?

by mystic badger » Sat May 05, 2018 14:28

Hello Everyone. I'd like your most objective advice.
I'm playing with my two sons since a few weeks on the free option of minetesthosting. Fun, but my sons miss things like rails,...
I'm currently thinking about changing to their small plan (5 bucks a month) to see if it's worth it. Truth is, I think the site is falling down.... No update since 4.14, not a great terrain generator....
Does anyone know about the situation or has any good advice for me ? I can't invest more than 5 $ per month, sadly.
 

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Re: Is minetesthosting any good ?

by Krock » Sat May 05, 2018 14:44

You get what you pay for. Running servers isn't free - someone will always have to pay for the hardware and power costs.
Minetest Hosting is indeed very outdated and thus, misses new features, optimizations and bugfixes. If I were you I would look out for people who already host a server and try to ask them whether they would be interested in sharing/lending the server with you to host another (probably limited) world.

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viewtopic.php?f=10&t=17856 (another hosting request attempt, lower effort)
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Re: Is minetesthosting any good ?

by thminer » Sat May 05, 2018 19:05

It's cheaper and much more flexible to run your own server. Choose a vserver. In Germany netcup is very good. https://www.netcup.de/vserver/vps.php
Then follow the instructions. If you need help ask ...
Find my minetest stuff in my blog: http://thomas-ebinger.de/?s=minetest
 

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Re: Is minetesthosting any good ?

by thminer » Sat May 05, 2018 19:10

I'm running blue world and eco world with this server
Find my minetest stuff in my blog: http://thomas-ebinger.de/?s=minetest
 

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Re: Is minetesthosting any good ?

by AspireMint » Mon May 07, 2018 16:35

PM sent, not sure if you can reply (because you are new member)
 

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Re: Is minetesthosting any good ?

by Linuxdirk » Tue May 08, 2018 06:50

thminer wrote:It's cheaper and much more flexible to run your own server. Choose a vserver. In Germany netcup is very good. https://www.netcup.de/vserver/vps.php
Then follow the instructions. If you need help ask ...

If the internet connection is fast enough just get a tiny, fan-less PC advertised as media center hardware, install Linux on it, and run the server at home using one of "dynamic DNS" service that is supported by your router and set up port forwarding.
 

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Re: Is minetesthosting any good ?

by gpcf » Wed May 09, 2018 15:04

Netcup is also hosting Linuxworks server, it works quite well, however, I'm paying like 7€ a month, which is more than your budget.
 


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