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Hi, I wish to buy myself a server and do it in co-location but the problem with it now is that I don't know much things about server as I have been a reseller for like only 6months. And so, I intend to offer steam game hosting. (Counterstrike 1.6, etc.) I hope that you guys can help me out.



Questions:
1) Will the server specs shows my game hosting performance? I mean like if compare to a good and a average server both are hosting game servers and both are not overselling. Which one will have a better performance?

2) Does bandwidth make that much difference in web hosting or any other services?

3) Per MBPS contains how much bandwidth?

4) Let's say I have 5K now. Do you guys recommend me to buy a $5k server or buy a few $1K-2K plus server?

Thanks for your time, hope you'll have a great day!



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1. If you want optimal performance, do not overload the box's capabilities.
2. If you want to sell gameservers, you need premium bandwidth. Gamers aren't the most forgiving customers, and a few milliseconds difference in ping times could make or break you.
3. You can push 125 kilobytes per second on a 1 megabit per second line.
4. No to be critical, but I think you should do a little bit more research before you dive into the game hosting market. It's difficult and as I mentioned before, not very forgiving. Consider leasing a dedicated server and testing out the waters.

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3) Per MBPS contains how much bandwidth?
1 KiloByte (KB) = 8.192 Kilobits (Kb)
Devide/Multiply it by 8.2 if you want a fast, but pretty correct calculation.

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1. If you want optimal performance, do not overload the box's capabilities.
2. If you want to sell gameservers, you need premium bandwidth. Gamers aren't the most forgiving customers, and a few milliseconds difference in ping times could make or break you.
3. You can push 125 kilobytes per second on a 1 megabit per second line.
4. No to be critical, but I think you should do a little bit more research before you dive into the game hosting market. It's difficult and as I mentioned before, not very forgiving. Consider leasing a dedicated server and testing out the waters.
Thanks! But for co-location, they offer 1U space that means only 1 server can be put inside the rack? And they also offered me 2 plans.

Shared Bandwidth (80GB Monthly Data Transfer) 100MBPS


Dedicated Bandwidth (Unlimited Data Transfer) 1MBPS


Which one would you guys prefer me on trying out?

Hmmm, dedicated server. I'll give it a try but I will have to install all the securities are stuff myself right?

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Neither one of those plans are going to be enough if you become popular. You might want to find a plan that will either give you

A. At least 200GB monthly transfer
or
B. 3Mbps - Unlimited data transfer

Then you can upgrade that as needed, but thats a somewhat safe margin i think.

As the others have suggested, you really should get a dedicated server and try this yourself for a couple months before buying a server, and renting rack space. Yes you'll have to do security and what not yourself(unless you hire a management company), but you'll have to do that yourself anyway if you buy a server.

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