Starting a blog with Mediatemple Hosting.

We have learnt how to create a gaming server using digitalocean in our previous post. Creating a blog is easy now a days with advancements of Content Management Systems and free blogging platforms like wordpress.com.

Getting Hosting and Domain Name :

With hosting providers like Media Temple you can host your self hosted WordPress blog in just a few minutes if your follow the following steps.

Media Temple provides various types of hosting like DV , DV Developer , GRID Shared Hosting , Managed WordPress Hosting , VPS and Dedicated Hosting servers too.

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If you already have a website with lot of traffic then you wanted a high spec server like dedicated server with more bandwidth and processing power to handle all your traffic. But if you are only starting a new blog you can get the GRID shared Plan from mediatemple from which you will be able to host upto 100 websites.

GRID Plan is more than enough to start your blog with and when you blog grows and needs extra bandwidth and processing power then you can upgrade to a better server easily.

When you select your hosting plan at Media Temple you will also get a free domain name with your hosting account. You can fill in your free domain name and it will be included for free. If you don’t want to choose the domain name now you can choose the Choose Domain Later option to choose the domain you like after purchasing the hosting plan.

If you already bought a domain name and if you would like to use it with your Media Temple hosting you can do that to. You just have to point your bought domain name to Media Temple hosting name servers. You can get the nameserver details by contacting support after buying your hosting account.

If you are ready to purchase a hosting plan to start your blog, Coupons can provide you some money back if you use it during checkout. To get coupons Click here . And use those coupons to get discount on Mediatemple hosting plans by applying it at the PROMO CODE field while checkout.

Setting up your Blog :

To setup WordPress after buying your hosting account is easy.

After you buy your hosting account login to the Control Panel and you will see an option named Install WordPress in the dashboard.

Click on Install WordPress and enter the details necessary.

After that the script will install WordPress on the server and you will be provided with the login details

References :

http://besthostcoupons.com/mediatemple-hosting-review/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Temple

How to setup a Gaming Server ?

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Setup Gaming Server

Many gamers want to setup online hosted server for their online multiplayer games like ARK survival evolved. This tutorial will show you how to setup an online gaming server using vps providers directly instead of choosing a costly gaming server services from game hosting companies. There are services like gameserver.com which provide servers for any online gaming. But its costly when you are on a budget like myself. An Ark Survival Online server costs about 30$ per month for 30 players and the maximum players is 70 players at 70$ per month. So if you wanted more players there is no option provided and you can save money by creating your own server on VPS or dedicated hosting providers. I use digital ocean or vultr for my VPS gaming servers.

By Choosing to setup your own gaming server you save a lot of money and you will have complete control of what system you want to run on your server.

Step1 :

Choose a VPS or Dedicated Hosting provider :

I am using digitalocean for my VPS servers as they provide SSD servers and they can be setup instantly within a few minutes with your desired OS.  Some coupon code websites like digital ocean promos give you coupons to get free 10$ Credit which you can use on creating your server instantly upon creating a new account. You can use other VPS or dedicated server providers too like Vultr and godaddy.

Step2 :

Download and install the multiplayer server game on to the server using terminal or GUI. If you choose to go with windows server you can use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to your gaming server.

Step3 :

Now you can connect to the server to play multiplayer games with your friends. You can also assign a domain name like game.malignantgames.com or use its IP address to connect to the server.

Video Tutorial to setup game servers on Digital Ocean VPS :

I have provided a video below where they explain how they set up a server running minecraft using a VPS in just 120 seconds.


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