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Hi there, I was wondering if anyone could please inform me about hosting a multiplayer nodejs game

What are good/affordable hosting services? What do I need to know before choosing a hosting service? What factors are important? How much would it generally cost?

I hope to have a project that has 50+ concurrent players online in a fast paced action setting.

Thank you!

edit: I just noticed I posted this in the wrong forum :(

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You can try a VPS. Just for $10 a month. But I doubt Node.js is suitable for the backend.  Not just being speculating, I have developed a realtime multiplayer game with Node.js. I was aiming for 200 concurrent players. It works super smooth on my computer. But when I put it online it really upsets me. Have you tested the game running for a whole day, or a few days?

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You may want to check out Photon. I have not used them yet, but I probably will unless I decide to take the time to roll my own multi-player solution. You can make a one-time $95 payment that gives you 5 years of service as long as you stay under 100 concurrent users. That's a good price for what they provide, but once you need more than 100 CCU the price jumps to $95/month.

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