Why are servers hosted at a player's residence not allowed?#268
I’m just curious as to the exact reasoning behind this ruling. I assume a major reason is because of ping advantages the hosting player would have, but that can really be said about anyone who lives close to a server group. A player who lives in a server center in the USA, like Dallas or Chicago, would get essentially the same advantages as a player hosting in their house. Thanks for your time.
Because of routing. If you live in the middle of nowhere with .8 upload speed, that would make it terrible for everyone involved. Hosting the server on a dedicated server vs your cheap 2010 laptop is also a consideration. DDoS protections is something that is heavily involved as well. Last but not least, you don’t want to publicly give out your IP address.
just a few of the reasons off the top of my head.