Hey folks! I'm Dan and I initially built BestARKHosting.com after my little brother asked me for help with hosting an ARK: Survival Evolved server for him and his friends. I've played ARK myself at the beginning of the game, but coming back many things have changed and so my brother and I needed to do a little research, and we found out there's quite a lot of stuff you need to consider. Last time I rented a game server it was for Call Of Duty. That's the first Call Of Duty. Back then things were a bit limited and everybody knew where to find the best place to host your server. Nowadays gaming is not only for geeks, and everybody are a bit more proficient with computers. As a result, there's also been an explosion of game server hosting companies.
So after I built a server hosting comparison site for ARK, I realized there's more games and more people looking for server hosting. So now one by one I'm building a site specifically for each game, starting with - but not limited to - survival games.
Trying to find your way through the sea of hosting companies is hard, and since most companies host dozens or even hundreds of games, it's kinda hard to find information about your specific game. Of course there are other sites that may help you find your way, but they either don't give you enough information or are simply being shady, deceiving and misleading their customers.
For my brother, I needed to know if hosts had an easy mod manager UI, what's the minimum amount of slots and price per slot and if there's a refund policy. It was very frustrating going to each host and searching for it myself or waiting for them to answer my tickets, but I had no other choice.
I had a small spreadsheet where I wrote the information about each company, and didn't think about sharing it until I saw that the company we chose had an affiliate program and it could help pay for my brother's server. I realized I can use the data I collected and share it, and in turn if the company runs an affiliate program, I'll sign up and make a few bucks. So I built this site, and when you click through our site to get to the hosting company's site, I will get a small percentage of whatever you purchase from them, if you purchase, with no extra charge for you. Everybody wins!
I know how you feel. I hate it when websites push me to buy things just to get a commission. I firmly believe in providing the best possible experience for the visitors of this site and that's what will make this site successful and give me a fuzzy feeling inside some people call happiness. Notice that there's no ads on this site? That's because I know you hate them, and thanks to the affiliate programs I don't need them. Also, there's not point in me promoting a shitty host because it gives me more money, because you'll probably just get a refund and I won't get any commissions. The only way of getting compensation is truly helping you find a good host. It's a win-win situation.
Besides, I had to go through lots of hosting companies websites, manually extracting data from their site, build this website in my free time, pay for server hosting, advertise it on google, bing, reddit and steam communities so people can find it, write articles to actually help you how to choose. I've worked quite a bit for the past few months and it's all free for you :)
So yeah, I'm making some money from this site but know that my #1 priority is helping you guys to find what you need without investing too much time. If you find wrong information, have a suggestion for my site to make it more useful, feel something is fishy, or just really have that thing you wanna say, please don't hesitate to send me an email.
Well aren't you sharp eyed!
First of all apologies for the mistake. My aim is for the data for all hosts is to be 100% accurate at all times, but since most of the work keeping the data up to date is manual, I sometimes miss an update here and there. Please let me know by sending a message and I'll fix it as soon as I can.
Since I built these sites, I got several requests from companies wanting me to add them to our database. I was really excited that they are actually contacting me but to maintain the quality of the lists I have to set a standard and so I have some prior requirements. So whether you represent a game server hosting company or just think there's one that's missing, head over to this page to get more information on how to join BestHosting Network.