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Provider like iPage that actually lets ports be opened

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by majinvegito123, Jan 27, 2014.

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    I'm fucking pissed at ipage. Those bastards won't let me open ports so everything i'm trying to do for my gameserver and webserver linkup is getting shit all over. I can't query my gameservers because they block the damn ports and say I need to buy a huge dedicated server plan that costs an obscene number just so I can query my gameservers. I mean what the hell is that? They are very limited in what they offer as it is. Anyway, what do I do about this? What other web host provider will better cater to my needs as a game server host?
    SEMrush
     
    majinvegito123, Jan 27, 2014 IP
    SEMrush
  2. RonBrown

    RonBrown Well-Known Member

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    With language and an attitude like that my guess is that no-one will want you as a customer. If being able to open ports is so important to you, surely it would have made sense to ask first. It isn't iPage's fault you didn't check.
     
    RonBrown, Jan 27, 2014 IP
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    competent123 Notable Member

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    you will need a vps /dedicated server for that to open ports, as none will open up ports on a shared server for 1 customer only


    try digitalocean - 5$ a month
    amazon aws - free, if usage is low enough

    volumedrive.net 4.95 a month.
     
    competent123, Jan 27, 2014 IP
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    Adam James Jack Banned

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    Are Volume Drive still going? i heard they had a law suit with Burst Net. Something about stolen Hardware? not sure how the case was resolved, but there website doesn't look to be up and functioning anymore.
     
    Adam James Jack, Feb 6, 2014 IP
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    Boardwalk Well-Known Member

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    You shouldn't even have gone with ipage to begin with. Where are most of your players located? Find a VPS/dedi from a host who has servers in/near your location, then ask if they can give you what you need. It's always better to contact a host first before purchasing to avoid mishaps like this.
     
    Boardwalk, Feb 7, 2014 IP
  6. majinvegito123

    majinvegito123 Greenhorn

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    So I looked at Digital Ocean. Do you think that;s a good choice for a website??
     
    majinvegito123, Feb 9, 2014 IP
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    JIXHost Active Member

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    That sucks, hosts should allow a couple of ports to be opened on a clients request.
     
    JIXHost, Feb 9, 2014 IP
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    Don't necessarily choose a host with the "fastest" ticket response time, but choose one who you feel you communicate well with.
     
    nerdipod, Feb 10, 2014 IP
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    majinvegito123 Greenhorn

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    Does anyone know a game-server friendly web portal or CMS or forum that I should install?
     
    majinvegito123, Feb 10, 2014 IP
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    CenTex Hosting Member

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    Your going to find that with just about any host where you set your site up on a shared server. If you are wanting ports to be open and so on then you would need to look at a VPS server.
     
    CenTex Hosting, Dec 2, 2018 IP