The Best 7 Days To Die Server Hosting (2021)
Last updated: January 21, 2021
In my many years of gaming on PC (and several consoles) online I have come across many stories around peoples experiences hiring game servers. These people simply wanted to host an environment for them and their friends to play in peace online but experiences varied greatly.
A lot of people seem to have had bad experiences (you rarely tell others of a good experience) and so it seems most game server hosting companies have no idea what they are doing. I have my own share of tales and so I decided to put these major companies to the test and document it here.
I decided to put 31 game hosting companies that offer 7 Days To Die server hosting to the test. What I then did was narrow these companies down to the top 10 and summarise them on this page below.
How to choose your ideal 7DTD server hosting provider
You can find 7 Days To Die server hosting available with many companies, the price has dropped dramatically over the years. Luckily for the players the drop in price and increased adoption by game hosting providers has allowed us to be more picky with who we give our cash to.
When you are browsing through potential companies to host your game with I recommend you prioritise a provider with data-centers physical near to you and your friends. Less distance between you and the 7DTD server ensures a lower-lag experience and smoother game-play for all those connected.
Another important aspect to consider is the slot count for the server you are renting. A slot is a space reserved for a player joining your server, so if you had a 10 slot 7DTD server then you could have up to 1 players connected at one time.
For a more in-depth explanation of my 7 Days To Die server hosting provider process check out my supporting guide.
The important factors summed up:
- The total cost per month
- The ease of setting it up
- Performance of your server under load
- Adding mods to your server
- The support-ticket waiting time
- Extra features in control panel
My Top 10 Providers
Lets get down to who I believe are the top 10 providers from the 31 I tested for 7 Days To Die server hosting.
Host Havoc - The Best All Round Host
Ranks #1 of 10 7DTD hosts
Dynamic and friendly team
Focus on providing an amazing service for a few games
Value for money feature-ful game hosting
Relatively new provider compared to others on list
Less locations worldwide
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These guys couldn’t do enough to help me out when I pinged them through the support ticket system and the whole purchase setup process was dead easy. I felt like the seamless experience and low prices warranted them a decent spot on this top 10 list.
Host Havoc have server locations across Europe, Australia and America they handle the Western world seamlessly, if you live elsewhere then they unfortunately fall flat. I would suggest moving onto the next provider in the list if you are not in these regions, such as Asia and Africa.
GameServers.com - Most Established 7DTD Host
Ranks #2 of 10 7DTD hosts
Back by a huge data-center company
Host lots of different games
Provide hosting directly to game companies
Possibly the oldest game hosting company
Servers in every region
They don't pay for their Truspilot account
High price compared to others
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These behemoths of the game server industry have been around since the turn of the century and are backed by huge data-center company. The talent they have working for them is evident in their custom built control panel with countless unique features paired with friendly and knowledgeable support staff.
What put me off initially was the very out-dated website they use, it works fine but doesn’t seem to show off what its really like when you get deep into being a customer.
You can choose your 7 Days To Die server hosting to be anywhere in a huge list of potential locations. You can also choose to switch instantly if you find your players are tending to be based in a different region than you originally expected, which is a nice feature added by GameServers.com.
LOW.MS - The Best Budget 7DTDHost
Ranks #3 of 10 7DTD hosts
Team made up of experienced members who had left a different provider
A large catalogue of niche games
A fairly new company
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LOW.MS would have a higher spot on this list if it weren’t for them being the newest. Established in 2015, the company has seemed to have hit the floor runing thanks to the founders previous experience working and running other game hosting companies previously.
With a large catalogue of supported games and support staff that know what they are talking about, LOW.MS was a great 7DTD server hosting provider when I tested them.
If you are looking for a European, Australian or American based game server then these guys are definitely worth your interests. Price-wise they are sat at the lower ewnd but are definitely not the cheapest.
Survival Servers - The Best Modded 7DTD Host
Ranks #4 of 10 7DTD hosts
Experts in mods for all games
Custom built control panel
Stay very up to date with server tech
Only EU and USA locations
From my time testing Survival Servers it was clear to see that they are serious about modded games. From the history/about page on their site and by talking to the support team they focus a lot of energy on modding and making it easy to add and maintain mods to your 7DTD server.
The custom control panel they have built in-house seriously puts them ahead of the rest in terms of features and its just unfortunate that they don’t cater for more games.
Support was quick and helpful when I sent them 3 test support requests, they definitely know their stuff. They seem to have built a culture among their company which shows in their image on social media and when speaking to them through support tickets.
Nitrous Networks - The Best US 7DTD Host
Ranks #5 of 10 7DTD hosts
Backed by a large gaming brand
Easy to use modern website
Less locations to choose from
From the beautifully designed website and checkout process to a clean and easy to use control panel, my time testing Nitrous Networks was a pleasure.
The support was quick and knowledgeable which is good to know but less of a requirement thanks to their great back-end 7DTD server hosting management system.
The big let down for Nitrous Networks though was the high price, it shadowed the rest of the providers on here by quite a bit.
Ping Perfect - The Best UK 7DTD Host
Ranks #6 of 10 7DTD hosts
Support a community of Twitchers
Wide range of games
Lots of global locations
Support was a little slow
Testing Ping Perfect out by renting a 7 Days To Die server was a satisfactory experience. The support got back to me relatively quickly and sorted my issues out that I requested of them.
Price-wise, Ping Perfect sat in the middle of this list in terms of “price per slot” but they do a cheap starter package that may be good for people expecting to only play with a few friends.
GTX Gaming - The Best BIG 7DTD Host
Ranks #7 of 10 7DTD hosts
A truly global game hosting company with competitive prices and a catalogue of supported games as long as your arm!
GTX Gaming are a great choice for anybody looking for a simple 7 Days To Die server hosting solution that is up in minutes and won’t break the bank.
These guys provide a good experience in terms of support and control panel, not perfect but great value for money.
You can host your game server in data-centers all over the world but unfortunately the more “exotic” locations tend to carry a premium price.
Streamline Servers - The Best Global 7DTD Host
Ranks #8 of 10 7DTD hosts
Passionate about server performance
Usually pretty expensive
A company who is hot on performance is Streamline Servers. Take a look at their offering and you will see that they strive for the top hardware, with water cooled servers pushed to the limits.
Obviously this performance comes at a cost but if you are looking for the best of the best then they may be just what you are after.
As you can see from the chart above, they have loads of server locations all over the world to ensure you can take advantage of the performance effectively.
Bisect Hosting - The Best MC Host
Ranks #9 of 10 7DTD hosts
Lastly on my list of the top 10 7 Days To Die server hosting providers is Bisect Hosting. The way they sell their 7DTD servers is different from the other guys on this list, they sell you the resources and then you decide how many players you will allow – in order for you to choose to push your server hard or keep it comfortably running.
The support and control panel are satisfactory and as you would expect for a discount game hosting company.
Fragnet - The Best Bitcoin 7DTD Host
Ranks #10 of 10 Gmod hosts
Lots of server locations
Server hosting experts
Backed by a large server company
Expensive starter package
On the high-end of pricing on this list is Fragnet, a company with plenty of server locations around the world and a wide range of payment options – including Bitcoin!
My experience with them was on par with some of the cheaper providers on this list and thats why they have ended up on the lower part of this top 10.
Important 7DTD Hosting Features
Before going ahead with a provider on this list make sure that they have these important features if your budget can handle it.
These aren’t the only things you need to keep in mind but they are important for this game.
Check out my supporting guide Choosing a 7DTD Hosting Provider for more in-depth explanations of what you need to look for.
Due to the nature of the 7DTD game you don’t want to lose your (and your guest players) progress due to a human error or a hardware failure.
Make sure that your chosen supplier has backups included or budget for the extra cost if that’s the case.
Make sure that you have at least FTP access so that you can upload your own 7DTD mods if that’s the sort of thing you are into.
Ideally your provider will have an easy to use system that allows you to simply choose a popular mod from a list and it will install it for you.
My Hosting Review Process:
1. Find 31 popular 7 Days To Die Server Hosting providers
2. Buy a basic package and set it up
3. Run speed tests on server
4. Compare the features vs. cost