View Full Version : Does a dedicated server cost any money?

13th October 2006, 15:17
Hey guys,

I need to know if a dedicated server needs any fee.
Who can tell me?


13th October 2006, 15:31
It'll cost you money to hire a dedicated server, you could run one from a private machine - but you can't guarantee the bandwidth available. There's a number of companies that provide server rental for a range of prices.

14th October 2006, 17:03
The software is free from valve if thats what you mean - go to http://steampowered.com/v/index.php?area=getsteamnow& . I don't recommend hosting from home, and unless you can get a custom linux install that has been optimized for steam, I would go with a windows server. I do though highly recommend linux its just that default builds don't run source well.