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Hello, I have created mini basketball. Actually, there is a player(oval) who moves around the basketball court, there is also a ball, player can pick the ball, pass it to the all directions, move around with it. I was keeping in mind, that I would like to publish this game on the internet. Now It is that time, I want to know few things, maybe you can give me the answer.
Does server can be created only with java?
I mean, I used to write mini chat programs. When Client is created with Java, and server also, is a java class which uses threads to communicate with clients. Is here the same situation?
If the answer to the first question is "yes", then what I need to put my server 24/7 available?
I was thinking about the idea, to let for players to download the client program and keep server inside somewhere. So, do I need to offer Virtual private server, or I can live on with hosting?
How should I run my server?
Do I need to upload server in the FTP? How should I make that server running? Does it is done with some commands?
Does the game logic should be in the server?
I have read, that client should just listen for inputs and updates the view. Is that mean that my all work is worthless? Because my game logic is inside client class.