Digital Ocean VS Vultr VS Linode for Don’t Starve Together Dedicated Servers

I’ve been trying different hosting services from Digital Ocean, Vultr, and Linode for running my Don’t Starve Together community server and this video details the conclusions I’ve made about which is best for you and the limitations you should expect.

Please note that I’m not a professional, I may have overlooked something obvious and everything presented here is anecdotal based on my personal experiences. I’m in no way compensated for talking about any of the three cloud services mentioned in this video, when I used their hosting services I paid for it out of my own pocket.

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About the Game:

Don’t Starve Together is the standalone multiplayer expansion of the uncompromising wilderness survival game, Don’t Starve. Now Including, A New Reign: Part 1, the first episode of a series of updates. Built for multiplayer A New Reign explores the world of Don’t Starve now that Charlie has taken over.

Don’t Starve Together also includes Reign of Giants; adding new characters, seasons, creatures, biomes, and Giant new challenges.

Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land.

Cooperate with your friends in a private game, or take your chances with strangers online. Work with other players to survive the harsh environment, or strike out on your own.

Do whatever it takes, but most importantly, Don’t Starve.


Huy Đỗ says:

Could you make a video “How to set up a dedicated server in Linux on Digital Ocean/Vultr” ?, I really appreciate that.
Wish you have a good day.

Praecantetia says:

I use Nitrado bc they allow you to pay through paysafe cards

A 4 slot server for 30 days costs 4€, however you need to buy a second one and do the whole shard connection thing to get the caves.

The only lag issues I get is based my my pc being about 7 years old, all friends, from Norway to America have no lag. (I’m over here in Germany)

The only problem with Nitrado is updates. It can get stuck on those, forcing you to clear your server

Catherine Muscat says:

I love that someone still does ds vids it’s a shame not a lot of people upload ds videos

Rundle Romanowicz says:

Most of these Digital Ocean issues seem to be user issue. Keep in mind, you’re running a game server? Digital Ocean / Vultr / any cloud VPS is aimed at people that actually understand what they’re doing. I know you said your disclaimer up front, which was great. But 99.99% of people will not get hung up on logging in via PUTTY because of something as simple as a SSL cert.

Terry Austin says:

You should do a video on how to set up a dedicated server and transfer world’s into the dedicated server.

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Dani says:

I played with everyone around the world and the biggest ping was from oceania but all the countries , US and EU. But guess i will try the host , thanks Hel.

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