I'm looking into getting a dedi at datashack - but I've also heard bad things about them, so I figured I'd try to get as much information on them as I can. I'm looking at this deal:
"Dual Intel Xeon 5650
2.66Ghz - 2 Processors
12 Cores / 24 Threads"
I'm planning to using it to host game servers for a gaming clan that I am in (Source Servers specifically). Given that I know little about CPUs, is that a good CPU for what I'm intending to do with it or is that a bad idea? If it will work for what I'm intending, how is their network (Does anyone have a test ip?) I've heard that they use Cogent which makes me a bit reprehensive of usingt them, because my last experience with a provider using cogent was anything but good. So.. opinions?
Game server? Then go anywhere else. Since they don't provide DDoS protection, once you get attacked they'll instantly null route your server.
Most places don't offer DDoS minus OVH, who has bad ping to alot of places. I haven't been DDoSed yet - These game servers are being used for competitive play and that is it. So the likelihood of them being ddosed is lowered significantly
You are always going to find good and bad reviews about hosting companies. There is definitely more of a trend for people to take the time and right a bad review whereas if things are going good you don't see as many post about it. So you can find or dig up bad reviews on most any company. The post about them not offering DDOS protection is due to the fact game servers are prone to ddos attacks and that is something you may have to address. Many people use 3rd party ddos protection from companies that specialize in it. We offer a certain level of ddos protection meaning if the attack is over a certain size our hardware DDOS protection device can't handle it and we have to null the ip until it calms down or we can block the bad traffic(filtering). Most gamers especially Minecraft gamers go with the 3.3GHZ E3-1230(V3 now) due to the high clock speed. This cpu can go up to 32GB's in memory and works well for gaming. I would start there and run a fast hard drive such as an SSD. A 1Gb/s connection definitely helps when running a gaming server over the standard 100Mb/s connection that is common with many hosting companies. Typically the 1Gb/s upgrade is a small fee, or your sales rep may package that into your plan. I hope all goes well with your plan, and I can tell you the most important aspect(besides what is a given- uptime, server performance, network) is the Support you get which I can't speak on with the company you are looking at. It is imperative that you are able to easily reach them whether it be phone call, quick support ticket answers, or live chat support. Also your dedicated account manager should be proactive staying in touch with you making sure everything I just mentioned is happening.
Agree, in this case you have to find hosting provider with DDos protection. In other case you will have everyday problems with your angry banned gamers or your business rivals, if you have or will have them.
Some hosting providers offer DDoS protection for a good money, also you can search for companies that offer not hosting but just good DDoS protection for your server (as Kaspersky do).
I personally don't like seeing servers being attacked due to rival businesses I believe in a better business integrity and wish that it was illegal to send out ddos attacks ha ha that's wishful thinking it's still something I would not do in order to get a leg up on my competitor
Last edited by Hivelocity-Lee; 01-20-2014 at 07:55 PM.