Choosing an Unturned Hosting Provider
Last updated: October 20, 2020
Unturned Server Hosting
Unsure on where to start looking for your private Unturned server hosting? Here are some of my personal considerations to look at when making your choice!
There can be a variation of factors that can save you money and put you on the right track to finding a compatible company like:
- Server Locations
- Discount Codes & Coupons
- Contacting Sales Teams
Unturned servers can be offered with a lot of customisation features. When you first see the initial cost on the website it is usually a basic server package they are providing which for a casual gamer can fit your needs however if you are wanting to use it competitively I would definitely recommend investing more than a basic package would give you.
Server location can be critical for Unturned as this can greatly impact the server experience you will receive.
Having to connect to a long distance server will create higher ping times causing a much greater lag. Of course if you have players connecting from all over the world you could find that latency would vary from user to user.
Have you checked to see if your chosen server provider have any discounts available? From time to time you can find discount codes and or coupons on a hosting companies website. They do however tend to keep them hidden unless asked to be given access directly from yourself.
I have recently found that online discount codes available on third party sites most of the time the codes shown on these websites are usually disabled or no longer usable. It is always worth trying these codes at checkout as sometimes you can get lucky and find a code that works.
In my personal opinion to really improve the experience of your game clock times and CPU priorities upgrades are the way to go however they are the most expensive parts to upgrade. Although for games like Unturned this isn’t a big deal as its not a black hole for resources unlike hardcore games like ARMA 3.
All of the large hosting companies charge for separate upgrades though so definitely be aware of this when choosing an Unturned server host as the price can dramatically change on all hosting websites.
Being In contact With The Sales Team
Before any purchasing of a server I would always recommend talking to the sales team. Discussing with them that you are wanting to rent an Unturned private server but also mention you are looking at a few different hosting companies. Asking them directly if they would be willing to offer you any discount to gain you as a customer.
It is a very competitive industry so most companies should be willing to give you a small discount of sorts to then sell you a monthly subscription to their services.
If you go with a cheaper provider you may find that you’ll be up against in-game lagging. This will majorly affect your gaming performance especially if you have a lot of players on your server at the same time. This is because the cheap hosting provider will restrict your resources in order to keep their costing low. This can be very frustrating for all users in your game and could possibly lead to losing your world progress. I would always advise asking to test the hosting company’s servers before purchasing.