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Select a server and Start hosting something amazing! With our reliable servers and your creativity, not even the sky is the limit! We offer a wide selection of options for just about anyone wanting to run a game server. Beginners may benefit from our powerful, webpanel managed servers and seasoned veterans may benefit from a VPS/VDS or a Dedicated Server depending on your budget! You can navigate with the buttons below.

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Who, what, where, when, and how!

Select and Start is a combined effort of Nikolai (Chaoticly) and Harrison (Giygas). The company goal is to provide the best possibly experience one can have hosting servers, and to make it simple and affordable to host servers for those who either don't have the budget, or knowledge to do so. We loved hosting servers so much that we wanted to give the opportunity to do the same without all the struggles we endured! Select and Start is operated nationally and internationally, with servers in Canada, Germany, Poland, Singapore, and Australia with more to come!

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Managed vs. Unmanaged Explained

So, a managed server, by definition, is a server that we handle the updates, optimizations, and backend work for. An unmanaged server is more like a self-managed server. You, the customer, are in charge of optimizations and backend work beyond what the operating system provides.

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Find the Perfect Product For Your Budget!

  • GoldSrc Server 1 GB RAM $1.80*
  • Source Server 2 GB RAM $2.39*
  • Minecraft Server 2 GB RAM $5.40*
  • VPS/VDS 2 GB RAM $16.99*
  • Dedicated Server 10 GB RAM $92.49*

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This list isn't exhaustive. There may be more, depending on how you look at each. What we recommend is that beginners choose managed gameservers to start, and use the backup feature to back up all the data if you ever feel comfortable with running one on your own.

  • Managed Server Pros
  • + Easier to set up
  • + Less maintenance
  • + Easily upgrade slot count
  • + Less backend work
  • Managed Server Cons
  • - Less customization
  • - No SSH/Remote Desktop Protocol
  • - Can only run gameservers
  • Unmanaged Server Pros
  • + Nearly unlimited customization
  • +SSH/Remote Desktop enabled
  • + Can run many types of servers
  • + Custom server optimized Linux kernel
  • Unmanaged Server Cons
  • - Harder to get started for beginners
  • - More maintenance
  • - Upgrades can be more costy
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Got questions?

Here are some questions we expect to hear a lot. We'll constantly update this and answer them here.

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Quickstart FAQ
Yes! Let us know if you find someone else with a similar product, and we'll 1-up them with a similar price and better service!
Sure! We can provide the means to make your installation your own where possible! This is possible for VPS/VDS over 1 GB RAM, and also all Dedicated Servers!
You sure can! Just contact us by opening a ticket, and let us know what you want to change, and we'll work out a price with you!
You sure can! Just contact us by opening a ticket, and let us know that you need more bandwidth. We're more than willing to work something out that'll work for you!
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Where and how to start hosting

We have a tutorial for beginners to read over with a comprehensive guide on everything Select and Start below. If you have other questions, you can check the read the FAQ or read the Knowledgebase.

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How to get started!

Learn how to get started with our servers by checking out our tutorial!

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Got Questions?

So, before making a ticket, we encourage you to read the FAQ, but we also have a Knowledgebase for troubleshooting common problems before making a ticket.

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Above and Beyond, for your peace of mind!

We aim to provide the best possible server hosting service so we include an array of security features with every single package, including our premium DoS/DDoS Mitigation, protection from other attacks, brute force protection, full disk encryption, full backups, and more at no extra charge!

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Above and Beyond, for your peace of mind!

We at Select and Start care about security, and the DDoS mitigation is top-of-the-line quality mitigation for many types of attacks, and analyzes packets before they even reach the target. Our #1 goal is to provide servers that operate 24/7/365, and that's why we include DDoS mitigation with every server product we offer. Our protection includes custom policies and rules that analyzes all inbound and outbound traffic to prevent attacks in real time and to make sure malicious traffic isn't being received by customers, and customers aren't misusing our products to launch attacks. In the rare event that an attack gets through, manual mitigation takes place and the attack method is fixed to prevent any further attacks. While other competitors offer up to 20 Gbit/s protection, we go above and beyond with up to 300 Gbit/s of mitigation.