Can i run a game server at DH?

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#1

hi

i want to host a MU server at DH

how is it possible???


#2

No, it’s not possible to run a game server at DreamHost.
As per the TOS, persistent processes are not allowed.

If your game server is web-based, meaning it essentially only requires a webserver and possibly a mysql database, then I could definitely see that as being okay - but otherwise no.


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#3

so i wont be possible to run my MU server here??

and how do i do to server run the executables by tthere??


#4

As far as I know… if it is running a persistent process and listen by socket mean from time to time then it is not possible.

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#5

but what do i need to do to run a .exe process at the server?


#6

You just execute it like any normal *nix binary: ./executablename.exe

But as persistent processes are not allowed, you won’t be able to run it at all - procwatch will just immediately and automagically kill your server every time you start it.


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#7

ok then xD


#8

well, actually seeing as this is *nix server you can’t actually run an exe file. *.exe files are windows based files and don’t natively work on *nix computers.

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#9

That’s not true at all. You can run any binary file.
Most often people use Wine to emulate a Windows environment, and as such, exe’s will usually work with no problems.
I’ve encountered a couple programs in fact that are designed to run in both Linux and Windows, as an .exe. Exe is just an extension anyways - it provides no basis for determining whether or not a file will work in a specific OS.

That said, I imagine whatever he’s trying to run wouldn’t work anyways, as he clearly hasn’t done any research on the matter.


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#10

I know of wine, but I didn’t mention it because I didn’t consider it “native” support for exe files. It’s also not available by default on DH servers.

I will concede that you’re right, a file named with a .exe extension can be run in *nix. However with the exe extension being the defacto standard for windows programs you’ll be hard pressed to find many programs that will actually do anything when executed from a *nix shell. Even the small program notepad from windows XP returns “-bash: ./notepad.exe: cannot execute binary file”

It’s quite true that *nix systems don’t rely as heavily on extensions as windows does. It’s a easy process to use .sex instead of .php for your web files, but that has nothing to do with the type of coding in that file.

So as a general rule for the OP, if you find a exe file it’s not going to work on your *nix server. When looking for things you can use/run on your DH server you’ll need to find things that are specifically set up to run in a Linux environment.

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#11

[quote]
However with the exe extension being the defacto standard for windows programs you’ll be hard pressed to find many programs that will actually do anything when executed from a *nix shell. Even the small program notepad from windows XP returns “-bash: ./notepad.exe: cannot execute binary file”[/quote]
Yup yup, fully agreed there as well. Some programs don’t always work, some do… it’s like playing Russian Roulette sometimes :stuck_out_tongue:


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