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Has anyone ever had any luck (or even tried running) a BYOND server on a non-BYOND-related shell hosting service? Any pointers to what providers I should look into, which I should avoid, what I need to do, etc.?
speaking as someone who has tried a few of the free shell hosts, and ended up being happier running my own for hosting BYOND games, here is my take:

about the only issue is to make sure hosts allow background processes. often times they have a list of ones they do not allow. probably safest and more open to let the host know what you plan to do (install BYOND, run game as background process, etc.), and you will likely get more support.
In response to digitalmouse (#1)
digitalmouse wrote:
speaking as someone who has tried a few of the free shell hosts, and ended up being happier running my own for hosting BYOND games, here is my take:

Well, I'm not necessarily restricting myself to free shell hosts--that's part of the reason I'm looking for advice, because I do not want to send off a bunch of subscription fees only to find out that I can't get BYOND to work with their service.
Many times. It's just a matter of installing BYOND according to the readme file. If you manage to get super-user access to the system to install it with your life becomes much easier. But even as a normal user it's no harder than three or four shell commands.