Here’s how it works in brief (full details follow in the rest of the article):
You create a droplet (server) using the Ares 1-click image. You don’t have to finish the setup, just create the skeleton.
You send me a request with your game information.
I will log into your droplet and set it up for you.
Full Disclosure: I get a referral bonus from DigitalOcean if you sign up using this referral link, but you also get a starter credit. The referral bonus helps keep the doors at AresCentral open. Using the referral link is not required for Easy Mode, but is appreciated.
Easy Mode Terms of Service
THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THIS SERVICE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. YOU AGREE THAT THE Author (Wordsmyth Creations) IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DEFECTS IN OPERATION, HARM TO THE GAME OR SERVER, OR ANY OTHER CLAIM, DAMAGES OR LIABILITY RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS SERVICE.
You are responsible for maintaining the server after initial setup, including any software upgrades, security patches, and all associated hosting fees.
You must also send me the root password for the droplet, either a PM on the forum/discord (preferred) or via email (contact me). This is necessary so I can log into the droplet and set everything up. After the install is complete, you can reset the passwords and I will no longer have access. If you are not comfortable sending the root password, consider the one-click self-install instead.
After I have ensured everything is running properly, I will contact you with the ares user password. You may then begin using your game.
It is strongly recommended that you immediately change both the root and ares user passwords as soon as the game is ready to go. Use the passwd command in the server shell to change the ares password. Use your Digital Ocean dashboard to change the root password.