How can i get a free minetest server host?

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How can i get a free minetest server host?

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how can i get a free server host?

first of all, i cant host myself. my network is way too crappy and we dont have our router on all day and night in my family, sometimes the power is cut off for longer times too, so we dont have any internet at all. we have a bad network and connection from my country would cause high ping for most people

second of all, im not interested in any kind of payment shit server so dont bring them up here

and third; ill probably want to upload a game in the minetest folder so server can run it on the server, so i need some kind of access to the minetest game files directory on the server

what should i do?

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Re: How can i get a free minetest server host?

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one suggestion is to be friends with someone who can run a server, and to work with them. Perhaps they don't know how to set it up and debug it and keep it running, and you do. Then you put in a lot of time to the project to make it actually a joint project. Also be responsible.

I don't know that there are any hosts that let you have it free AND customize your game. The reason for this is that running a server and making it accessible to you does cost money. Not necessarily a lot per server, but it adds up. Therefore, if they are offering it to many people, they have to have a way to pay for it.

Something I have seen here on the forums is someone offering vanilla MT game servers for free, but if you want to add mods, you have to pay. That's how they keep the service up.

So again, my suggestion would be to learn as much as you can about server ownership so that someone else would find it valuable to have you as a team member, and build relationships with people who could host a server.

Another bit of advice: you may feel let down after you start hosting a server. People wont flood to your server unless it is truly unique. I say this after starting to host a server that is not terribly unique though apparently it is fun enough to bring a few players. If you just use MT game with downloaded mods, its likely that it wont be unique enough to be popular. Whatever game you choose, you will have to put serious time into designing the game and making it all work together for it to be fun.

It looks like about 85 - 90 % of servers have no players on them. Several servers have a few players, and a few have Lots of players. Many of the servers with lots of players have been around a long time and are minetest game with mods. You have to provide a reason for players to not go to one of the big servers, or to leave one of them, or at least to not spend all their time there, so that you get players.

Perhaps other forum members DO know of a hosting service that is free and that allows customization though...

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Re: How can i get a free minetest server host?

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Not Me wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 17:22

and third; ill probably want to upload a game in the minetest folder so server can run it on the server, so i need some kind of access to the minetest game files directory on the server

what should i do?
I wouldn't grant a stranger access to my hardware to try stuff. My best advice is show proof that you have something great, worth hosting first.

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Re: How can i get a free minetest server host?

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Not Me wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 17:22
how can i get a free server host?

what should i do?
Probably you won't. What country/continent you are from ?
My servers: Jungle, Lilly in the valley

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Re: How can i get a free minetest server host?

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MisterE wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 18:51
one suggestion is to be friends with someone who can run a server, and to work with them. Perhaps they don't know how to set it up and debug it and keep it running, and you do. Then you put in a lot of time to the project to make it actually a joint project. Also be responsible.
i don't know many minetest players yet, but i'm working on something, it's a skywars subgame for minetest. earlier i've noticed that the only server who got skywars and also players isn't a skywars server (** skywars ** telesight), so i've made a few maps but i'm still working on the subgame engine, maybe i just should use mineclone

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Re: How can i get a free minetest server host?

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GayJesus wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 17:01
I wouldn't grant a stranger access to my hardware to try stuff. My best advice is show proof that you have something great, worth hosting first.
i don't need access to anyones hard drive or something like that, it's only someone or something that can host a server with a modificated game i'm looking for. i probably won't change it or update it so much
and just to add, the part with i need access in my first post, was only ment for hosting services
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Re: How can i get a free minetest server host?

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gundul: Probably you won't. What country/continent you are from ?

sweden, and worst of all i live where the network covering is as worst
when there's 30 or more players on a server i play on i defenitly start lagging, because of low mbps bitrate

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Re: How can i get a free minetest server host?

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Not Me wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 01:23
gundul: Probably you won't. What country/continent you are from ?

sweden, and worst of all i live where the network covering is as worst
when there's 30 or more players on a server i play on i defenitly start lagging, because of low mbps bitrate
In sweden you should own enough money to rent a cheap vps (virtual private server).
You do not live in a poor country. For a small server to start with, 5€ a month you have to invest.
That is probably less than one beer in sweden !
My servers: Jungle, Lilly in the valley

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