5 Best CS2 Server Hosting Providers [Start A Private Server]

November 30, 2023
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Running one of the biggest Counter Strike community servers in the world, I've had the opportunity to test lots of different server providers. I've also helped thousands of other people on my Youtube channel and Discord help get their game servers' setup correctly. In this post, I'll go over the best CS2 server hosts you can go with today. I've kept it short and simple for you as anyone on this list is suitable for a basic 10 man private server (so pick who has the location near you), but if you need hosts with specialty features for plugins etc, then I've also got them listed too.

Best CS2 Server Host Roundup

If you don’t have time to go through the entire list, I’ve listed these 2 first is because their specialty is Counter Strike 2 servers, so they both have features specific to the game.

  1. Game Host Bros (That I own): Best support for modding with lots of automation
  2. DatHost: Lots of locations with an easy-to-use interface

I built Game Host Bros with Counter Strike 2 in mind. As I run my own servers, I wanted something that was easy to use, while not taking over too much of the game and giving you all the control for installing mods with our automated mod installer/updater. Plus, you get access to me and my knowledge of running a 64 player CS2 server to directly to help with any questions you have. The downside is we don’t have many locations (yet!).

DatHost is another great option for CS2 servers with lots of server locations, a great network and their easy-to-use control panel. However, I found when using them, to install custom mods was cumbersome. Although they also have a mod installer, they are perfect if you want to use a vanilla server and don’t want to customize it extensively.

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Game Host Bros

🌎 Locations: USA, Australia, Singapore, Germany.

✅ Pros:

  • Unlimited player slots on every plan
  • Lots of storage for Workshop maps
  • Automatically install Metamod and CounterStrikeSharp from the panel
  • They automatically update Metamod and CounstStrikeSharp
  • Direct access to help from staff who have run the biggest CSGO/CS2 servers in the world

❌ Cons:

  • Locations are limited
  • Small knowledge base
  • A newer public service compared to others

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🌎 Locations: Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, USA, Sweden, Germany, France, Spain, Denmark, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Poland, Turkey, South Africa, Brazil, India, Finland.

✅ Pros:

  • Perfect for someone starting a server for the first time
  • Custom and easy to use control panel
  • Lots of locations, so finding a CS2 server near you is a breeze
  • Helpful support staff
  • Easily move or clone your server to another location

❌ Cons:

  • Some features are slow to get adopted, Workshop support for example
  • You need to wait for support to resolve issues like this due to their custom control panel

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🌎 Locations: USA, Australia, China, England, Germany, Japan.

✅ Pros:

  • Helpful support staff
  • Good server uptime
  • Beautiful custom control panel
  • Seamless experience from the billing to game panel

❌ Cons:

  • Limited customer support hours
  • Has had some extended outages
  • Some features are slow to get adopted, Workshop collections are still not supported

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Bisect Hosting

🌎 Locations: USA, Canada, France, Amsterdam, Australia, Singapore, Germany, UK, Poland.

✅ Pros:

  • Unlimited slots
  • Loads of server locations
  • Beautiful and easy to use Pterodactyl control panel
  • Mod pack installation if you ask (We didn’t use this, but it's there)

❌ Cons:

  • Knowledge base is out of date or the wording was updated from CSGO to CS2

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Streamline Servers

🌎 Locations: USA, Canada, Brazil, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong.

✅ Pros:

  • Lots of server locations
  • Great DDoS protection
  • Have been around in the industry a long time
  • Good uptime

❌ Cons:

  • Outdated Game Panel
  • Windows based servers have some compatibility issues with mods right now


If you're just after a normal Counter Strike 2 server with no mods and just the basic maps, then any provider on this list would do the job for you. Just pick someone with a location near you and your players.

However, if you need specialty features catered towards CS2, then here are your two options.

  1. Game Host Bros (That I own): Best support for modding with lots of automation
  2. DatHost: Lots of locations with an easy-to-use interface

If you're looking to host multiple servers then you might want to look into getting a dedicated server as this gives you more control over your game servers, but I would only really suggest doing this if you already have some kind of community already as it can start getting expensive fast.


When we started playing online games with our friends, we knew we needed a good game server. But finding one that delivered what gaming communities need was harder than we thought. That's why we decided to start our own game server network.
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