Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about MUDs.
|Summary||Finding a MUD server host.|
|Question||I don't have a permanent Internet connection. How can I run a MUD server?|
There are a number of companies that provide time and space on their own equipment for people to run MUDs. An example of this is http://www.mudservices.com. They have (at the time of writing this) 39 machines, connected to the Web by a 100 megabit fibre optic link. They have various ranges of service and prices, from $25 per month to $165 per month, plus setup fees. These figures are accurate as at January 1999, but may change in the future.
Such providers generally use Unix, so you would need to use a Unix-based MUD on them. For your fee, you will generally get:
The quantity of each varies by fee. Ie. the more you pay, the more disk, memory, allowable players, etc. you can have.
For a list of such sites, try looking at: http://lost.strange.com/mush/hosts.shtml
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