We've started releasing free Minecraft server hosting. There are a few caveats to free hosting compared to our paid plans, however. To learn more, go to: https://gamehost.network/freemc
A big Minecraft update
We've added FastDL for our customers running Garry's Mod, CS:GO, and CS:S servers. This means that you can now either use the workshop to compile addons, or have players download content straight from the server (likely quicker)!
Unscheduled panel downtime
This morning there was a memory issue with our control panel VM. This caused it to display an error 500 code for around an hour from ~11:00 BST. This issue has now been resolved.
Decommissioning our first server
Today we're putting to rest our initial node, gs1.gamehost.network, as we migrate our customer's data over to a faster server. This was a necessary change to keep to our word about our performance - more specifically, the server specifications we offer to all game services.
"Roundifying" our website
We've taken steps to make our site even easier on the eyes, by making buttons, cards, and images have rounded corners. We believe this suits our brand far better, and makes the site look snazzier, too.
Massively reduced Minecraft pricing
Today, having made agreements between new providers, we're able to provide Minecraft server hosting (including Bedrock Edition) from £2.50 per GB - a reduction of one entire GBP! This likely makes us one of the cheapest UK Minecraft server hosts, so there's never been a better time to host a Minecraft server with us.
Doing away with lowercase
You might not have noticed, however, doing things like titles and buttons in lower case was a styling cue we took when designing the website. Having received feedback from several people that the look was cluttered and unprofessional, we've reverted to capitalizing at least the first letter of every title and button. The only lowercase text that remains is our name, but that's staying that way.
partnering with hostfilter
We've partnered with a popular GSP comparison site, HostFilter! We've done this to increase our search visibility and to serve more clients, but also allow our customers a fair comparison between us and other, older hosts.
garry's mod content fix
Due to the size of the content packs, like CS:S, the mod manager would fail to install them. We have greatly increased the mod manager's timeout on downloads, thus larger downloads should be fine. With this fix, once you initiate a download, you no longer have to remain on the page.
live chat - now live
Inventive title, we know. We've setup a live chat function on our website so people browsing for a server can ask us questions. Clients may also use this function for instant support, which will be available from 9:00 till 23:00 (BST) 7 days a week!