I'm looking for an EXCELLENT dedicated server provider located in Texas for Game Servers. I need this location to have good pings at Mexico. I'm looking for something around $70 monthly. It will be for personal use and not selling game servers.
No, I just want something good. Ok, forget the price range, recommend me some good dedicated server providers for Game Servers. Good bandwidth and latency. It's just for a few game servers. (6 - 7 Maybe?) Also I would need to know what kind of machine should I get for this. I havn't ever managed Game servers.
LT or any one of their resellers should be able to get you a good connection out of Texas, there are also a number of other providers in various other facilities in TX that may be able to get you competative pricing and an equally strong network.
I suggest using the *SEARCH* feature and checking the offers forums.
I had a great experience with a ezzi.net dual xeon server. It is probably a little out of your price range, but at peak usage we had 5 Call of Duty servers running on it, Teamspeak, 1 Battlefield 1942 server, 1 Halo server, 1 Unreal Tournament, and 1 CS server and it ran 2 phpNuke websites.
It was in New York, but I had 22ms pings from Florida and one guy in Seattle has a 45 ping, not bad at all. I'd highly recommend them for any game server.
What game are you planning on running?
Dual Xeon is really the way to go with game servers, we've always had trouble with Dual Opterons or single CPU systems.
I wonder if you would consider a provider with a NOC (DC) on the west coast near California?! You are very likely to come across hosting companies which offer good branded servers at prices well within your budget