Counter-Strike: Source Server Hosting

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Custom Games

Supports SourceMod

Supports Plugins

Custom Events

Custom Maps

Full FTP Access

Self-Serve Guides

24/7 Support

Easy Configuration

Custom Tickrates

DDoS Protection

100% Uptime

Free Subdomain

Global Locations

Automatic Updates

What is CS: Source?

CS: Source is a tactical, multiplayer, first-person, shooter game which provides both competitive and casual gamemodes. With a vibrant modding community, there are many custom games and custom events for players to take part in and host.

We support all plugins and plugin libraries for Counter Strike: Source, including SourceMod.

Start your own CS: Source community today buy purchasing a server with Shockbyte!

CS: Source FAQ

Why should I choose Shockbyte as my Counter-Strike: Source host?

We offer many more features and utilize more powerful hardware than any of our competitors, even at a lower cost. Shockbyte has been providing hosting services since 2013. With hundreds of thousands of customers served and more than half a million servers hosted, we have an incredibly strong reputation among the gaming server community.

We’re so confident you’ll be happy choosing to rent from us as your Counter-Strike: Source server host that we offer a full money back guarantee. If you wish to cancel your order for any reason, just contact our support team within 72 hours for a full refund. All we ask is that you let us know why so we can further improve our service.

In addition, Shockbyte offers a free FTP file migration service for server owners considering migrating from a previous Counter-Strike: Source server host.

If you’re still not sure, just take a look at the thousands of positive reviews from our customers on Trustpilot.

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How do I create a Counter-Strike: Source server?

If you were wondering how to create Counter-Strike: Source dedicated server with your friends, Shockbyte has made it extremely easy to host a Counter-Strike: Source server instantly. Once you purchase your dedicated server, you will automatically receive an email with all of your server and login information.

From there, you will gain access to your server control panel. Here you can control every aspect of your private server. You have direct access to your server files, and can make it a public server if you so choose. Once you login, just start up your server and play with your friends.

Players who are interested in hosting your own Counter-Strike: Source dedicated server will find Shockbyte’s support team and servers to be far more reliable and easy than doing it yourself.

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Can I change my plan or upgrade my server later?

You can upgrade or downgrade your plan at any time from the client area. Once you have submitted the order, the plan change is applied automatically and instantly. No files or settings are lost when upgrading, your server will simply be upgraded to the new plan you have selected.

Our customers range from first-time server owners to large-scale game server networks with hundreds of players. With Shockbyte, there is no limit to the size you can grow your server.

This is my first game server, can you help me if I get stuck?

Our customer support team is available 24/7 to assist with any server hosting questions. Just drop by our Live Chat (bottom-right of the page) or submit a ticket if there’s anything we can help with.

We also have many tutorials available to help with any aspect of managing your game server, covering virtually every topic.

If it is your first time creating a rental server, we recommend watching our YouTube tutorials and viewing our Knowledgebase.