We’re not going to make you sign your name in blood to buy a server with us. Every subscription is pay as you go and you can easily cancel (or un-cancel) any time from within your user panel.
Our support team drinks lots of caffeinated drinks. Because of that, we answer your support requests fast. Rarely do tickets go past a few hours, most are answered within a few minutes. The support team are all gamers, too… We’ll even play on your servers with you from time to time.
Free Web Hosting
Every server comes with up to 10Gb of free web hosting space which you can access via SSH, FTP or even WebFTP for those of you that are just that lazy. You know who you are. You’ll get your own subdomain at our sister domain, hostedd.com. Host a fast download server, a live updating Minecraft map, your clan videos or even your Mom’s website. Your Mom does have a website for her cats, right?
Part of the joy of computers is that they do things really fast. Thats why all orders from HGS come with free automatic setup. You’ll be up and gaming as fast as your server files can be copied into your account. You’re off and gaming in minutes.
Paying bills sucks. We hate paying bills. Actually, chances are if you are reading this we probably owe you money… But why pay bills when your friends can pay them for you? Each of your monthly server renewals can be paid for by any number of your friends or clan mates. Just pass that link out and let the rest take care of itself.
Cali in the A.M. and Montreal in the P.M. – no problem. With our location switching feature you can easily move your server from any of our available regions at any time. Better yet, all of your custom settings, maps and mods stay just as they are and keep on working.
A lot of gamers are flat broke. Don’t worry, we know you want free game server hosting and we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is spread your unique referral link found in your panel all over the internet. When someone buys using your referral link, you’ll instantly get $0.35 per slot sold in HGS credit added to your account. Sell a 30 slot server and rake in $10.50 in hosting credit. Once you have enough credit to buy a server, you won’t even need a credit card… just click and it’s yours!
No Server Branding
We don’t forcefully brand your server or require our logo anywhere on it. It’s sad we have to even post that as a feature, isn’t it?
We take pride in our very own custom written game server control panel. We are always adding updates and improvements. Written 100% in house, it supports all your favorite features without fluff or crud. Check out some screen shots and a tutorial for it here: HGSPanel – Game Server Control Panel.
Some companies don’t let you touch your files. Others don’t let you use custom mods. We let you do it all. Modify any file on your server any way you like it – go crazy! This also includes an automatic installer, just click and in seconds you’ll have your favorite mod installed.
Easy Web FTP Access
Too lazy to download an FTP client? Too lazy to learn how to SSH? No problem. Just login to your control panel and use the ‘Web FTP’ button to be taken right to your files via a website without even logging in. Edit ban lists, upload maps or download demos quickly and easily.
Powerful Control Panel
We’ve spent the time and developed our very own powerful HGS Panel that gives any competitor a run for its money. Start, stop, restart, reinstall or even change your settings easily and quickly with our slick interface.
Powerful Low Ping Network
We’re not hosting from some shack data center. We use multi-gigabit tier 1 bandwidth providers at every location with redundant power and cooling. Staff are available 24/7 for emergency repairs and replacements. We test every location from multiple points around the world to ensure the least number of hops and the highest quality gaming possible. View our list of locations by clicking here.
Free Mumble Hosting
We really think voice servers are half of the gaming experience. Without having a voice server to keep in constant contact, true team work ceases to exist. It is because of this belief that we give away one slot of Mumble voice hosting for every single game server slot we sell. If you buy a 23 slot server, you get 23 slots of voice too… no complications!
No Setup Fees
There are absolutely no setup fees of any kind with our game servers. We actually don’t have any fees of any kind. You pay your bill, you get your server and everything that comes with it. You don’t worry about anything else.
With servers coast to coast and more coming over seas, HGS has a hosting option for any location worldwide. No matter where you are, you can always use a game server from HGS.
Any server can be erased and brought back to just how it was given to you with the click of a couple buttons. Select a server reinstall and you’ll quickly find any malformed, crashing server set completely back to normal and ready to play.
SSH / SCP / FTP
We don’t just make our control panel easy to use. We give you full access to your files via SSH (Secure Shell), SCP (Secure Copy), or FTP (File Transfer Protocol). Use them in any combination you like. You can even tail your logfiles in real time or check the load level on your box!
Get free MySQL hosting as long as you have an active server. You can use this with the free web hosting we provide to host your own forum, clan site or any game or admin tools that may require a database.