CEO Interview: Gaming Server Executive Improves Minecraft and Other Community Gaming Experiences

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The video game becomes gangbuster. This as a new report reveals a massive global demand for games, with more than half of the world’s population – 52% – now playing games and the majority of them – 77% – playing multiplayer games. Auxiliary trends predict continued gaming growth, such as the recently released Metaverse market forecast of $678.80 billion and the distinct conclusion that the global Web 3.0 market size is expected to reach $81 billion by 2030. .

With the holidays approaching, when gaming solutions are gifted and widely used, I reached out to Max Podkidkin, CTO of Gaming, Co-Founder and CEO of BisectHosting, for insight and advice on a trend booming in particular: game server hosting. #1 worldwide and the industry’s best seller to date.

Max Podkidkin, co-founder and CEO of BisectHosting

MK: First, what is the difference between a game server hosted by a company like yours and other types of servers?

MP: Instead of doing typical web hosting for website pages and other internet content, we specialize in game servers, in particular. Game servers have their own technology and security considerations, so using a game-specific hosting company can make the consumer experience much easier and faster while protecting the user’s personalized content. . Additionally, our support staff is comprised of gamers who know the games we host and are trained to handle the challenges that can arise with game server hosting. This, especially in combination, is something you might not get from a typical hosting company.

MK: More and more gamers are looking to have their own game server. In a nutshell, what do you think is the best reason to do so?

deputy : With a large portion of the world’s population now playing video games and almost 80% of those people playing them online with others, having a game server is best for players who want to play remotely with friends and family, or even join random servers to play with strangers and possibly become friends. Starting your own game server is a great way to create your own little community, which is also private and completely user-controlled.

MK: Amidst the privacy and closed-loop benefits of having your own game server, why would anyone want to use a third-party server hosting company then?

deputy : While it is is possible to host a server in your home on your computer, then you will have to worry about keeping your computer running 24/7. Not only does this have implications for energy costs which could become quite expensive, but many internet service providers are beginning to limit the amount of bandwidth their customers can use per month and charging more for not meeting the bandwidth criteria. ‘use. And then there are technical considerations, like having to go into your router settings to change network configurations that risk breaking a home connection completely. With third-party server hosting, players don’t have to worry about any of that and can simply enjoy a turnkey private community experience in seconds, allowing them to start playing almost immediately. And, going back to the control aspect, you can then determine who joins what games are hosted on the server.

MK: What are the benefits of private hosting for the gaming experience itself?

deputy : Absolutely. For one thing, you, or others you authorize, can also install plugins or Mod packs, which are like different pieces of software created by community members that completely change the game it was created for. So rather than people getting bored playing normal old Minecraft, on your own server you can allow these different features to be installed which completely change the game and make it very different from the original. It keeps things fresh, fun and challenging.

When you have your own server with a reputable hosting company, you can have peace of mind and control everything. You can add and remove items from games, choose who joins what, set your own narrative and more. All in all, you can make your game worlds be whatever you want them to be. With Minecraft, especially when the worlds are procedurally generated, you can create a world with your friends and family that can last for many, many years. It’s a great way to build something together as a community with people you appreciate.

MK: How about making game server hosting not only fun and successful, but also safe?

deputy : Yes, third-party servers are best hosted in professional data centers with multiple layers of physical, on-premises, and software security. Even entering these facilities usually requires identity checks and even fingerprints, and phones and cameras are generally not allowed in the data center. Then there are layers of cybersecurity protocols in place. It is important to do due diligence on a hosting provider to ensure that it is reputable and that the management is approachable and experienced in the field. Unfortunately, in this space, I’ve seen many businesses come and go that are sometimes run by very young, inexperienced kids with no real business acumen. And, of course, ensuring the security of your data on the server is imperative, because you provide these companies with not only a lot of personal and financial information, but your server data as well. Unfortunately, I’ve seen businesses shut down with gamers losing all of their data and losing their game worlds. is extremely upsetting.

MK: On that note, what about customer service? I understand that you think the game server hosting industry as a whole lacks customer service standards. Can you elaborate a bit on that?

deputy : Yes, before starting this company I actually had my own corporate hosted Minecraft server and had many issues with customer service. So, I personally understand the consumer mindset and historical service shortcomings. Now, as the owner and operator of my own game server company, we go above and beyond to satisfy our users. This includes bundled features that other game server hosting providers charge extra for. Instead, we offer bundles that bundle everything together to make things easier and more cost effective. We have 24/7 support and our customers get their support tickets answered in 15 minutes on average, day or night, no matter what. Our support staff never tell a customer “we don’t know” about an issue…either it is escalated, we investigate it, or otherwise resolve it as quickly as possible so as not to leaving a problem unresolved for too long.

Of course, data protection is mission critical, so back up all of our servers daily. So if you install a plugin or mod, mess up a config file, or someone accidentally or maliciously deletes part or all of a world, this server owner can restore up to seven days of backups and save a ton of difficulty and angst. We are also the only server company that stores files from all canceled servers for approximately two years. So a client who had a server with us can come back completely two years later and literally pick up where they left off, which can be very nostalgic and exciting, especially if it’s an old band. friends who got back together and want to restart their server.

In gaming, and especially with regard to Minecraft, the community aspect is enormous. In fact, Minecraft – and certainly Max’s server hosting company – wouldn’t be where it is today without the community side of the experience. This Max took to heart, inspiring his company to give back to society at large and get involved with many charitable causes such as Gamers Outreach, a charity that empowers hospitalized families through gaming.

Based on ever-increasing statistics, today’s gamers clearly need connectivity more than ever. Having reached critical mass benchmarks, consumers can now upgrade their dedicated server hosting game and quell their craving for group engagement easily, quickly, safely, securely, and cost-effectively. It’s a win-win all around.

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About the Author: Merilee Kern, MBA is an internationally renowned brand strategist and analyst which reports on cultural shifts and trends as well as notable industry performers, doers, shakers and innovators across all categories, both B2C and B2B. This includes field experts and thought leaders, brands, products, services, destinations and events. Merilee is Founder, Editor and producer of “The Luxe List” as well as host of the “Wise living lifestyle television broadcast in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Atlanta and other major markets on CBS, FOX and other major networks; as good as “Wise companies“Commercial television broadcast nationally on FOX Business TV and Bloomberg TV. As a prolific spokesperson for the lifestyle, travel, dining and leisure industry, Merilee keeps her finger on the pulse of the market in search of new, innovative must-haves and exemplary experiences at every turn. prices, from affordable to extreme. . Her work reaches several million people worldwide via broadcast television (her own shows and many others on which she appears) as well as a myriad of print and online publications. Connect with her on www.TheLuxeList.com and www.SavvyLiving.tv / Instagram www.Instagram.com/MerileeKern /Twitter www.Twitter.com/MerileeKern / Facebook www.Facebook.com/MerileeKernOfficial /LinkedIN www.LinkedIn.com/in/MerileeKern.

Sources:

https://www.marketscreener.com/quote/stock/UNITY-SOFTWARE-INC-112492634/news/Unity-Releases-New-Report-Highlighting-Massive-Global-Demand-for-Multiplayer-Gaming-And-New- Previews-41816936/

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2022/10/12/2532866/0/en/Metaverse-Market-Statistics-A-678-80-Billion-Industry-Size-by-2030-The- Next-Big-Thing.html

https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/22/10/n29167228/global-web-3-0-market-size-expected-to-reach-81-billion-by-2030-as-branding-marketing- needs-increase

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