What is a dedicated game server?
Dedicated servers simulate game worlds without supporting direct input or output, except that required for their administration. Players must connect to the server with separate client programs in order to see and interact with the game.
Is a dedicated server better?
Dedicated servers provide a better performance\n\n The server is dedicated to you and you alone. This means your dedicated server will give better performance and faster applications than a cloud server. A cloud or shared server's resources are shared between all the users on that particular server.
Why dedicated server is needed?
A dedicated server allows a client the flexibility of customizing the server to the clients unique needs for CPU, RAM, disk space and software. With shared hosting, a customer is limited to the applications, software and operating environment already loaded on the server.
Can you play dedicated servers on Steam?
After installing Steam, you must create a Steam account to run your dedicated server. This is separate from the Steam account you normally use to play games. If you attempt to run a dedicated server from your normal Steam account, you will not be able to join your server using the same account.