Why run the server on your LAN instead of remote hosting (rental server)?
Most multiplayer games rely on a client-host who both plays and hosts the game at the same time. While simple, this setup causes performance issues such as lag, slow loading times, crashes, lost save files, and dropped games. A dedicated server is an alternative hosting option that offers a much more stable and enjoyable gaming experience.
Why host your own dedicated server?
Gaming servers are servers that are used to host games. However, a lot of gaming servers can end up being limited. Sometimes you just want a little more customization and control over your gaming environment.
Variety is the spice of life. That statement rings true in real life as well as our virtual endeavors. So why spend thousands on a top-of-the-range gaming unit, hours setting it up only to be shackled in by the pre-prescribed server offered out the box when you buy a game? The point of gaming is to break out the box, to escape reality and indulge your wildest imaginations. The point of gaming is to break out of the box, to escape reality and indulge your wildest imaginations. However, such is life, unfortunately, any flight of fancy or expression of imagination must at some point be rooted in reality. Ask yourself: Can it really deliver? The issue with out-the-box servers is game developers build them with the specific job of carrying weight. A successful game and its server could experience hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people logging in at any given time.