A server query protocol is a protocol that facilitates querying information from a server. Game Server Hosting requires all builds to implement a server query protocol.
Game Server Hosting uses the information supplied by the server query protocol to:
- Detect server crashes.
- Create live dashboards of analytic data.
The analytic data is available per fleet and per server. The query protocol type might include concurrently connected players (CCU), players per platform, total available server slots, and current map.
The best server query protocol for your game depends on the unique characteristics of your game, such as the game engine. SQP works best with Unity Engine, and the A2S protocol might suit your needs better if you use Unreal Engine.