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    Need dedicated servers for GAMING

    I need some dedicated servers for my gaming company. Please post your suggestions. I am looking for locations in Chicago, or anywhere east and one west. Thank you.

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    WOW, that is probably THE worst group of companies to host game servers.

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    Originally posted by OutOfTheBox
    WOW, that is probably THE worst group of companies to host game servers.


    Raine-tech, are you aware that gaming is very much latency sensitive? Going to nocster / fdc = killing his business

    Try servercentral.net / interquad in Chicago.

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    Servermatrix is good for central.... Very Good.

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    Originally posted by Hosemeyer
    Servermatrix is good for central.... Very Good.

    Yes very good if you enjoy sending emails to your clients explaining why the server is down...

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    ehhh I disagree there X-gaming. SM is okay for Texas but interquad etc is in chicago. Diff areas

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    For central, i'll go with theplanet.com and i need one in Chicago. Any suggestions?

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    theplanet = sm

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    Tilted.com is based in Chicago, and offers dedicated and colo solutions. Pings are 30-40 from western PA. Not bad at all

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    Which package should I buy for Tilted.net?
    Last edited by 9fx; 03-06-2004 at 04:48 PM.

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    Originally posted by OutOfTheBox
    ehhh I disagree there X-gaming. SM is okay for Texas but interquad etc is in chicago. Diff areas

    3 outages last month alone at SM from a few minutes to upwards of 2+ hours.. Cannot disagree with that..

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    Originally posted by OutOfTheBox
    theplanet = sm
    thePlanet and ServerMatrix are run by the same people but are entirely different.

    SM= budget hosting

    planet= high end hosting

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    Originally posted by X-Gaming
    3 outages last month alone at SM from a few minutes to upwards of 2+ hours.. Cannot disagree with that..
    Were the outages at SM also at The Planet servers? I know SM is owned by The Planet but I am seeking clarification if SM is down then wouldn't The Planet be as well?

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    3 months no downtime...

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    Originally posted by rokamortis
    Were the outages at SM also at The Planet servers? I know SM is owned by The Planet but I am seeking clarification if SM is down then wouldn't The Planet be as well?
    No, TP has redundant switches, the downtime a while ago at SM was switch related I believe.
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    Originally posted by UltraUnixNET


    Raine-tech, are you aware that gaming is very much latency sensitive? Going to nocster / fdc = killing his business

    Try servercentral.net / interquad in Chicago.
    actually there is quite large number of game servers running on FDC network. As for the latency we welcome you to ping our network for 24 hours to see the results
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    I wouldnt host game servers on it but FDC does look like they have some great prices on webservers.

    110Ms from LA, Cogent

    I have tried Fastservers.net for game servers and it was ok. They had alot of issues with routing, and support was a pain because you couldnt talk directly with the tech. However to be fair this was some time ago and it could be better at this point.
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    Go equinix. I love how companies like ezzi and fdc and ev1 love to say we welcome you to ping our networks or "we have customers who are using our networks for blah blah"

    But the point of our comments is that a) we have pinged your network and it sucks and b) those are the companies that fold in 1 month thats running fdc or those are ones run by 15 year olds looking to double their allowance

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    It really depends on what you are using the game server for. If it's a clan server and you want to save a few bucks then the buget houses like the ones mentioned should be fine. If your running a game hosting business then thats a different story...

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    Agreed

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    In canada you might want to try canaca or anything on the shawbigpipe network .

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    I would go HE.net west. Most people seem to get pretty decent pings go them, and they have reletavely good prices. I would go through a reseller, because they dont sell single servers as a business like nocster and other company's.

    I have a few there, if you would want some, talk to me.
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    Originally posted by OutOfTheBox
    Go equinix. I love how companies like ezzi and fdc and ev1 love to say we welcome you to ping our networks or "we have customers who are using our networks for blah blah"
    I also agree.

    Equinix has facilities in Texas, and in Chicago, Illinois. For game servers, you can't go wrong with Equinix + Internap bandwidth.

    I had horrible experiences with FDC, however they were in October, 2003. But, I still would never use FDC's services again.
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    Buying directly from Equinix is only good if you need 1/2 rack or more - they won't sell you anything less. Try ServerCentral for less than a half rack of space - and SC, Verio or InterNAP for the connectivity. I think SC can resell EQIX space on the east & west coasts.

    Good call on Shaw/Bigpipe demonmoo.

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    Where are the HE.net resellers?

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    If you dont have a ton of startup cash - servermatrix.com is is a GREAT value

    Xgaming - i havent NOTICED any downtime, and my cliens havent complained about any either.

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    Originally posted by webephex
    If you dont have a ton of startup cash - servermatrix.com is is a GREAT value

    Xgaming - i havent NOTICED any downtime, and my cliens havent complained about any either.
    Not all of our machines have had downtime but the more you have the better chances of problems i guess... Just a few weeks ago we had 4 machines go down at the same time one of which was our Database server that controls our game clients control panels... 2+ hours...

    Needless to say we moved THAT machine out of there...

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    what is 1and1 like now anyway? anyone besides rain have input?

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    Alot of gaming networks are running out of Canada btw. Montreal is a good spot to serve the East Cost and some of the West. netelligent.ca is a good example and they go through peer1

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    stay away from fdc for gaming that is all i have to say. I suggest nac for gaming.

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    So where are some of the best spots for dedicated servers (to be used for gaming servers)

    i've been looking and debating many different spots but might as well ask you guys since many of you are much more knowledgeable then myself in these areas!

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    Location wise? It depends. Obviously you'd want to play in a server that is as close to you as possible to get great ping, that's why companys usually have a couple locations for customers to select from. Texas is a popular spot, since people from both east and west coast will have a decent ping. However, ping is not the only factor in choosing a host.

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    yes but what are say the 3 best spots for each of these

    east, west, central

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    I'd reccomend:

    EAST
    New York (EZZI, CRNC, etc.)
    New Jersey (NAC)
    Toronto (Canaca, Prioritycolo)
    Montreal (Myservernow)

    CENTRAL
    Chicago (Servercentral, Interquad)
    Dallas (Tailoredservers, Servermatrix)
    Houston (EV1)

    WEST [I don't know many providers]
    San Jose
    San Francisco
    Fremont
    BC

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