Information on this page is based on this thread in the SME Server forums. First off we are going to make a user called: hlds. It is better if we don't run our server as root, but rather we run it as a normal user, just so that there is less chances of a security breach.
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What is HLDS? Today, some people call the new Steam version of HLDS "Steam Dedicated Server", but because Valve hasn't released any official terms we're going to stick with the old name throughout this website. Why do we need servers? Servers are computers that manage all the players in the specific playing arena that we call a "server". We sure could create two player servers without servers by using peer-to-peer but otherwise there is no advantage to that and servers are the best method to divide players and fetch information.