Counter-Strike is a game that originally started as a mod back in 1999, it was purchased by Valve and developed into its own game, with many versions being released since then, with the newest version being named Counter-Strike 2 and featuring high-quality graphics and effects and a new engine.
Counter-Strike 2 is mainly a multiplayer game, and as such, is susceptible to Cyberattacks by malicious users and trolls, this can affect your server performance and do a heavy blow to your community by making players leave.
Cyberattacks can be done in different ways and are mostly oriented to causing disruption in a server’s functionality, for example, through social engineering by guessing a non-secure password -which can be avoided by following security criteria and enabling 2-FA-, and the most common of them, through DDoS attacks, a topic we've covered in the past but will be refreshing in this tutorial.
Server owners have to take into consideration some very important factors to decide what's the right Game Hosting Provider for their communities, such as the quality of the service or the security provided, both areas where Iceline Hosting exceeds! With our low latency locations and high-quality server specs, you won't have to worry about your server performance! Purchase a Counter-Strike 2 server and start your journey today!
How do DDoS attacks work?
DDoS attacks, also known as distributed denial-of-service, is a form of cyberattack that interrupts a server’s functionality (either partially or fully) by flooding it with thousands of requests and/or unwanted traffic. These attacks can consist of hundreds of thousands of previously malware-infected PCs all around the world unknowingly to their owners, also known as a ‘botnet’ managed by a hacker.
This can result in problems such as:
- Delay in server responses
- Increased resource usage
- Sudden shutdowns
- Players getting kicked out of the server
In an era where the internet has become such an everyday thing you need to make sure your community and interests are being protected by the right provider.
So, how can I protect my Counter-Strike 2 Server from DDoS attacks?
Fortunately, Iceline Hosting works with the Iceline Shield technology, which is an innovative DDoS protection service that utilizes a range of different mitigation providers and techniques to ensure that your server remains online. Our DDoS protection has the following characteristics.
- Protection against all types of DDoS attacks. (TCP, UDP, DNS, IP fragmentation, and ICMP attacks.)
- Stateful mitigation with over 6.5 Tbps capacity (Which works great against high attacks)
- Protection against common layer 3/4/7 attacks
All our services are protected against DDoS attacks. You can start today your Counter-Strike 2 server and don’t worry about the annoying DDoS attacks anymore by purchasing a server with us! just follow these steps
Buying a Counter-Strike 2 Server
- Go to the Iceline's CS2 page here
- Select the plan that better suits your needs and click on 'Get Started', Don't worry, you can always upgrade later if required.
- You'll be redirected to the shopping cart, click on Checkout
- Fill in your details to create a new account or login into your account, then select a payment method and click on 'Complete Order'.
- Pay for the invoice.
What’s the game panel?
The game panel will be your tool to manage all of your game servers, here you can monitor your resource usage, make changes to the server, use the files manager to access your files, and more! Learn how to use some of the Game Panel Features in our How to Manage your Counter-Strike 2 server guide.
How do I connect to my Counter-Strike 2 Server?
Connecting to a Counter-Strike 2 server is really easy and there are multiple ways to do it, such as copying the server IP and adding it to your Favorites in the Server Browser. We have a guide covering this topic further, feel free to take a look here!
And with that, we’ve reached the end of this tutorial! We have a few other articles that will help you get started in managing your Counter-Strike 2 server, just head to our knowledge base here.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us through our Livechat during business hours, and if you experience any technical issues please open a ticket, we’ll be more than happy to help.