Get Started with Hosting
We are thrilled you've decided to host a custom domain with us on the metaverse! We also understand that setting up a server, configuring it, and creating a domain takes some time and technical knowledge. Hopefully, this section will help you become familiar with the basics of hosting domains in Vircadia, so that you can create the space you want and be a part of building a bigger, more expansive metaverse.
You can also follow the quick start guide to boot up a Domain right away.
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Overview of Hosting
Vircadia's hosting interface consists of the following components that work together to create an immersive VR experience for your visitors:
The Domain server is a virtual world that gives you a space to build content in.
A domain is a server in the metaverse. Each domain is assigned a unique ID to identify it. You can connect your domain to the Vircadia Metaverse Server by logging into your account on the Vircadia website.
A place is a registered location in the metaverse. A place is connected to a domain; you can create multiple places per domain.
A server hosts a domain, and processes incoming network requests for the domain. The server for your domain is either a physical computer or a cloud-hosted server such as one provided by DigitalOcean, Linode, AWS, and so on.
A content set is the content that you've added to your world.
The Hosting Process
Here is an overview of the steps you'll need to take to host your domain up and running on the metaverse:
Choose your hosting platform (local server or cloud server)
Once your domain is running, we'll cover how to configure your domain settings, from the most basic to the more advanced, and how to maintain your domain.