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Old 03-30-2011, 12:27 AM
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Dedicated Server for Game Servers?


Hello,

I am looking into selling game servers for games such as Minecraft, Counterstrike, and Team Fortress 2. I have a low budget of $140 per month not including WHMCS or Tcadmin.

I have looked into server4you.com and burst.net and server4you.com seems to be the best price but I have heard a lot of bad reviews about them. Should I go with server4you or is there another company I should purchase from?

Also, starting out should I not even use a dedicated server and maybe go with a VPS?



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Old 03-30-2011, 01:28 AM
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If you want budget go with burst net or fdc servers. Server4you is not an established provider, and the prices seem a little too good to be true.

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Old 03-30-2011, 01:48 AM
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First you have to verify where is located the server to get a good ping for a gameserver. In the range of price you are looking for, you will find many providers with a large choice of servers.

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Old 03-30-2011, 01:56 AM
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First you have to verify where is located the server to get a good ping for a gameserver. In the range of price you are looking for, you will find many providers with a large choice of servers.
Do you have any examples? Also wouldn't I need servers with larger amounts of RAM because of the nature of game servers?

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Old 03-30-2011, 02:14 AM
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Minecraft uses an enormous amount of memory. If your serious about hosting it, you should be looking for a server with 8GB of memory.

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Old 03-30-2011, 02:55 AM
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Minecraft uses an enormous amount of memory. If your serious about hosting it, you should be looking for a server with 8GB of memory.
I second that. I know that's a fact from experience. I don't think 8 GB is enough unless you're not planning to grow much.

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Old 03-30-2011, 04:06 AM
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It might be a good thing to know where most of your possible customers are coming from and find a provider with good connectivity to them.
Low latency and lagfree servers are very important for gaming purposes, so make sure you don't 'save money' on the network

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Old 03-30-2011, 04:47 AM
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So what is your target audience?

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Old 03-30-2011, 06:01 AM
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Minecraft uses an enormous amount of memory. If your serious about hosting it, you should be looking for a server with 8GB of memory.
Actually, Minecraft only uses about 32 or less megabytes of RAM per player if you know how to optimize the java garbage collector. The only thing you really need is a good CPU.

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So what is your target audience?
My target audience is going to start with people I know from various online communities such as Steam.

I know quite a large amount of people looking for servers in Australia but I can't find any budget Australian dedicated servers.


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Old 03-30-2011, 06:06 AM
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Minecraft uses an enormous amount of memory. If your serious about hosting it, you should be looking for a server with 8GB of memory.
You can limit the mem usage to like 512MB though cant you?

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Old 03-30-2011, 06:08 AM
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You can limit the mem usage to like 512MB though cant you?
Most Minecraft resellers are going by the amount of RAM sold. 512MB can hold about 16 players

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Old 03-30-2011, 08:45 AM
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I have looked into server4you.com and burst.net and server4you.com seems to be the best price but I have heard a lot of bad reviews about them. Should I go with server4you or is there another company I should purchase from?
Server4you has got some pretty insane policies. I'd recommend seriously considering other options

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Old 03-30-2011, 08:49 AM
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Better rent a dedicated server. Don't go for VPS.

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Old 03-30-2011, 03:56 PM
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Better rent a dedicated server. Don't go for VPS.
I think he knows since this thread is in the Dedicated Server section

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Old 03-30-2011, 04:15 PM
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but if he wants to section out the dedicated and turn it into a few vps for each "game server" than it would be best to avoid openvz it don't play with java well. singlehop was slow as hell and they had network issues when I played minecraft. the lag was really bad like 300-400 some or more ms.

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