A New Breed of MUSH Server

Getting a Host Name

Host names are optional - you can always connect to a game using its IP address. But it’s nice to have a host name (like so people can remember your game address more easily.

Most VPS servers don’t include a host name. If you want a name, you’ll have to set it up.

AresMUSH Domain

You can request an AresMUSH sub-domain ( by contacting me directly. AresMUSH sub-domains are given out at my sole discretion, and at no charge.

Custom Domain

You can also register a custom domain name ( for just a few dollars a year through sites like NameCheap. Once you have a domain, you can point it at the IP address of your droplet. The steps will vary depending on the domain provider.

This article is part of the Installing AresMUSH tutorial.