Using a web server for multiplayer hosting?
Hi, this isn't really urgent, it's just a thought I had. If I want to do multiplayer on my game, and I'm too cheap to afford a real server, can I use a web server with php modules to do the job? :p :p :p The server I'm using to host my site has a 300gb bandwidth limit per month, and all I need it for is keeping track of each individual server's IP address and ping (I'm planning to have users make their own servers, instead of having some dedicated ones).
Is this idea totally crazy, or will it just be too slow, and if it will work, could you point me to some resources for scripting something like that in php, because I'm kinda rusty with php?