Do you need web hosting to publish game?

Ideas and discussion about publishing and distributing your games

Post » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:55 pm

Hi,
I want to publish my game to my own personal website. I have a domain name on Namecheap. Can I put my game on my website? Or do I need to buy web hosting. I barely know anything about this. Only one or two people will play this game on my site, it's a personal game.

Thank you
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Post » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:20 am

I'm not an expert either, but web-based HTML5 games need to be uploaded to a web server. So if you have an actual website (and not just a domain name) then you should be fine. Alternately, you can "wrap" your games and give them out to your friends that way.

When I was first getting started with Construct 2 I uploaded my games to these two (FREE) sites:

http://www.freewebhostingarea.com/
Your site will be: [somename].orgfree.com

https://www.000webhost.com/
Your site will be: [somename].comli.com

It's pretty simple, you just Export to HTML5, put ALL the files in a .zip and then use cPanel to upload that .zip to your website!
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Post » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:01 am

It's a little bit technical, but very important to know if your web space doesn't work

https://www.scirra.com/manual/168/mime-types

So - yes - you can host your own game, but the web space needs a certain configuration.

  • System > On start of layout | system > load game from slot "brain"
  • System > On load failed | system > scroll to obj_Forum
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Post » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:53 am

@6ft - You still need to have a webhost. A domain is only an address for your site but you still need a webhost for storage(webserver) and functionality.
The Things you can create is only limited by your imagination. If you don't have the skills then use your motivation as a natural force to exceed all expectations. Chadori RebornXD
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Post » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:30 pm

You can also share your game on website like http://www.indiexpo.net, www.gjolt.com, itch. In this way you have both a free hosting both more views from players of this kind of videogames
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Post » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:25 pm

Indicar hum bom hospedeiro de sites de hostgator.
voce tera comprar Que hum dominio que e pago anualmente.
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Post » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:25 pm

indicate a good host hostgator sites.
you will have to buy a domain which is paid annually.
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