Real-time multiplayer server

Posted November 20, 2019 979 views
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I’m making a multiplayer app for mobile and I’m looking for a server that I can use for real-time multiplayer.
I’ve already made my own server using Java and tomEE. It works really well but the only problem is that its local, the only way of using it is by connecting to my laptops hotspot.

I don’t have a lot of experience with servers/hosting and I was wondering if this is the right place. :)

Is it possible to get a server here that can be used for real-time multiplayer with a small playerbase? If so, what product should I use?


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Yes, it should be fine to do so, you can create a droplet install Java and TomCat and upload your application.

Here is a step by step guide on how to install TomCat and Java:

That way your application would be online 24/7 as it would be running from your DigitalOcean server and not your local PC.

Also you could start with a smaller droplet/server, and if your application gets more traffic over time, you could always upgrade easily.

Hope that this helps!

by Justin Ellingwood
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