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    UK Game Server Help

    hey
    i have a large clan in the game counterstrike: source and we were wondering about looking into getting a dedicated server, problem we have is that none of us no jack about how to setup, run or even get a dedicated server, we've just stuck to those rip of priced monthly rentals

    what i would like to no:
    1. how do we go about buying a server and getting it up and ready to use
    2. what setups are needed to run the game
    3. whats all this going to cost us (we live in the uk everything is high priced)
    4. how do we managed it

    were not looking to sell on the server to others this is purely to run 3-4 smaller games for us

    Thanks

    - 135791

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    http://www.srcds.com/

    try taking a look at that

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    thanks but your not going to fit an entire clan on my box with a 2.2meg connection

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    what'd i miss?

    ps high prices in the uk is a common misconception - have a shop around for a dedicated server im sure you'll find something that'll fit your needs quite happily

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    Originally posted by TheGreat1
    game2xs dont look too bad but there dedicated server prices are a little high of the spec.. well in my mind.
    I've got an ordinary CS: Source server with Game2XS, and their support and service is excellent, especially since they switched networks back in April.

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    there support is brill, its there servers that are alittle cheapy

    also on the price, look how much they charge for a TS server
    Last edited by 135791; 06-02-2005 at 01:14 PM.

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    ok so ive been looking, someone sugested a VPS which is setup and we can use it but man it lags, so once we get cash back we'll be looking for a dedi again

    http://order.1and1.co.uk/xml/order/S...op&__lf=Static
    Middle On

    this is what we have found so far, can only one suggest someone better. or no any problems with 1and1

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    Don't touch 1&1 if you value your sanity - support is absolutely sh*te. Even phone support doesn't necessarily know what a website is, let alone admin a server.

    If you want a recommendation, try asking at www.clook.net for a managed dedi. If not them, it may be worth asking at www.amard.com

    Both are pretty decent companies offering managed servers for a decent price. You'll not match the US prices on UK soil, though - not on anything worth doing anything with.

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    are you only looking for UK offers, if you are also interested in EU offers (like in the Netherlands) I can help you

    For the UK: I had a dedicated box from digitalservers.org ... the biggest issue with your own gameserver is the bandwidth I think.

    Can you tell me what games you want to run on it and what you pay now?

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    Originally posted by leodavinci
    are you only looking for UK offers, if you are also interested in EU offers (like in the Netherlands) I can help you

    For the UK: I had a dedicated box from digitalservers.org ... the biggest issue with your own gameserver is the bandwidth I think.

    Can you tell me what games you want to run on it and what you pay now?

    I believe digitalservers.org rents their machines from coreix.com if I'm not mistaken. You might have better luck going to the source..

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    we had an NL server before it lagged alot once we got alot of players on our servers

    so far i have been quoted
    P4 2.8GHz 800FSB HT
    1,024 MB DDR RAM
    80GB HDD
    330GB Bandwidth

    for 69 + VAT
    and setup costs per usual

    i dont need a managed server, is another thing i have some good friends in the gameserver selling business in the US that are helping me learn and helping set everything up

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    Why does it have to be in the UK.
    People in the gaming community seem obsessed by ping.
    Personally, i notice no difference in playing on a server with 10ms ping and one with 150ms ping. I'm in the UK too.
    A high ping (over 200ms-250ms) indicates network traffic.
    Andrew Thomas

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    you mean you have never expierenceed lag or the elastic effect where you run alond then get swanged back, i once made it from one spawn to naother and got pulled ight back into a wall miles away

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    To be honest it sounds to me like you do need a managed server from your original post. If your planning you using a linux server (which will be the cheapest option) then there is quite a gap between being able to setup a game server and being able to secure your box.

    Any providers out of the London or manchester data centres should be able to provide you something that will meet these needs with a ping of approximatly 30-50ms for UK DSL connections. I'd reccomend trying Corenix or Poundhost if you really are looking for unmanged.

    I think you also need to look at your bandwidth needs, how many servers (and what games) do you want to run on this box and therefore how much bandwidth do you need, there are several posts about calculating this around have a search.

    Cheers
    Jona

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    b33f.co.uk

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    b33f suck and there suport sicke even more

    as the the managed thing thats taken care of like i said ive got someone to do security and setup for me

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    Originally posted by 135791
    you mean you have never expierenceed lag or the elastic effect where you run alond then get swanged back, i once made it from one spawn to naother and got pulled ight back into a wall miles away
    Yes, but i've had that on servers in the UK with a high ping.
    Ping is not an idication of speed at all.
    Servers with a ping higher than it should be (i.e a server in the UK from a UK with a ping above 100ms) is not right.
    As long as the network is not congested, ping makes no difference.
    Andrew Thomas

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    I know some good DUTCH hosts with good connections to the UK for gaming... with lower prize then you stated before, lemme know if you are interested and I will give you urls

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    yeh im interested do they have a test server?

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    Check out www.subshock.com got offers on dedicated servers and will fully manage for ya if you ask nice iv heard

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    www.xs-24.com
    Example:
    Processor: AMD Athlon 3000+ (64 bit)
    Geheugen: 1024 MB DDR
    Hardeschijf: 80 GB
    250 GB traffic
    for 65 euro p month excl vat

    Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz 1024MB MEM 80GB HD
    Redhat Enterprise Linux AS
    Plesk7 reloaded 100 domains
    500 GB datatraffic
    49.95 p.mnd +VAT
    http://www.opendomainregistry.net/form.php

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    www.xs-24.com seems cool or would if it was in english

    www.subshock.com seem very good and i would probly go with tme IF there was a wqay to contact them

  24. Originally posted by X-Gaming
    I believe digitalservers.org rents their machines from coreix.com if I'm not mistaken. You might have better luck going to the source..

    Sorry X-Gaming you are mistaken, Digitalservers build all there own servers to our own gaming based specifications. We couldn't supply 3700 64 bit servers with 2Gb RAM for 105 p/m if we had to rent.

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    If you are not so worried about having a fully managed server you may want to take a look at poundhost. I have dealt with them a few times before and personally have machines co-located with them. They have a specialist range of machines especially for running game servers that come with unmetered bandwidth. However if you are looking for a managed machine then poundhost probably is not your best solution.
    Vooservers Limited
    www.vooservers.com UK Based Web Hosting, Dedicated Servers & Co-Location.

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