How To Choose a 7 Days To Die Hosting Company


7DTD LogoAre you looking for the a 7 Days To Die server and don’t know where to start? Well you have come to the right place as I have listed all my research and findings below.

I will highlight what you should consider when purchasing your first 7 Days to Die server and what service you should expect to receive from your chosen provider.

Reviews & Ratings

A great way to start on your journey of finding a 7DTD server is to research the company through reviews and feedback from previous or current customers that have used their service.

Host Havoc Reviews Example

I would always recommend making sure there are more than a handful of positive reviews to ensure they are not fake or have been written by the company themselves. Make sure there are a variety of mixed reviews both with positives and negatives left by several different players it will more likely be real.

I would always research any additional sources like community forums as well, as this will help confirm your decision.

Pricing

How much would you expect to pay for a server? This all depends on how many players you are wanting to have included in your game and what customization features you are hoping for.

There are many packages that hosts provide which range from low priced competitive packages through to a higher priced more customized server.

When considering pricing you should also check that it has the following requirements included within this for example:

Slots

Most game hosting companies will be competitive with their pricing on slots. The more slots you purchase the cheaper the price per slot will be giving you more value for your money.

Server Size Example

If you are looking to build a large community with friends or an online group then you will need more slots than the typically 10 slots host servers provide.

You can always start low and add more once you have built your foundations for your game. If you want to use our comparison chart to see the minimum and maximum slots companies are offering and the pricing per slot then visit the homepage article.

Locations

Finding the correct location for your game server makes a huge difference in regards to your in-game experience.

Server Location Example

If you are looking for a 7 Days To Die game server for you and your friends to play on choosing the server location will be simple.

In order to get the best experience it’s best to choose a host that offers a server nearest to your location. If you are playing with friends that are not local to you then I would recommend choosing a location that is an equal distance overall to all of you.

Many game server hosting companies offer varied locations globally including the UK, Europe and America however if you require an exotic location you may find that you need to pay additional fees and should always check this before purchasing.

DDoS Protection

Distributed Denial of Service attacks (commonly referred to as DDoS) are a common threat in the server world and can be extremely frustrating when playing online.

Specialized hardware and software are used by hosts to prevent DDoS attacks or minimise the game downtime in the event of an attack.

Host Havoc DDOS Protection Example

It is just as essential for the hosting company to provide DDoS protection for you as it is for themselves as they are an easy target as well.

24/7 Support

It is imperative to have reliable customer support when purchasing a server. When researching the company always check if they have reviews or feedback about the quality and response time from their support team.

Do they offer live chat or email support? Finding out these little things will make a big difference to your experience in the long run and will save you from going with a unhelpful provider who you can’t get in touch with for support.

Refund Policy

Making sure you are getting the complete package and features you have initially been offered by your chosen server host is a must.

Money Back Example

If you aren’t 100% certain after researching a company then it is worthwhile asking to use a test server created by them. If you get in contact most of the time companies will be more than happy to do this for you to gain you as a new customer. However if this isn’t possible, you need to be certain on their refund policy.

90% of game server hosts will offer refunds if requested within the 24 to 72 hours after getting in contact and in rare cases up to 7 days.

The other 10% of hosts state they don’t offer refunds except under extreme circumstances.

Try Google’ing other users’ experience with requesting a refund to find out if the company is willing to do this for you if you are not fully satisfied with their service.

Summary

If you consider each of these points stated above to make sure you have fully researched each company and what services they are offering you’ll find a host that should meet your required needs.

If you are also looking for the best value for money packages I have already applied the above in my research and compiled a cheapest but highly recommended list of providers which you can view here.