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    Specs for a dedicated gaming server?

    I am looking to get a dedicated gaming server, for at least 4 32-player, 66-ticket rate Source servers. I have no idea what kind of power, port, or bandwidth I would need for a server that could handle the above, because I am just currently renting from a game-server provider. It would be only be an added benefit if it had enough power for a 25 slot vent server and web hosting.

    Thanks.

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    Im running 4 game servers (2x 32slots and 2x 48 slots) on my

    Core2Duo XEON 2.0Ghz
    4GB Ram
    2x250GB SataII HD
    2500GB on 100mbps (Level3) bandwidth.

    + 42slots TeamSpeak, 3 Websites with forums, email server, DNS and FTP

    have absolutely no problems...
    Last edited by ShyGuy82; 04-06-2008 at 09:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Xenu View Post
    I am looking to get a dedicated gaming server, for at least 4 32-player, 66-ticket rate Source servers. I have no idea what kind of power, port, or bandwidth I would need for a server that could handle the above, because I am just currently renting from a game-server provider. It would be only be an added benefit if it had enough power for a 25 slot vent server and web hosting.

    Thanks.
    What kind of budget are you working with? Also consider you need to obtain a Vent license before you're allowed to host them on your own.

    The machine ShyGuy82 is using should be ample for what you're looking for though.

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    I just wanted to add: make sure you get a hosting provider that has Premium Tier1 provider base (no Cogent). It's not that cogent is bad, its just it is highly oversold...you will get lots of lag on it.

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    Cogent cannot be used for gaming.....

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    I'd recommend that you find a dedicated server provider that specializes in machines for game server hosting. Take a look at ColoCrossing.com - they should be able to help you out!
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    what type of control panel are using for your Game Servers ?

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    If you're using Windows for an OS, I suggest TCAdmin.
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    I use my own...wrote it in .NET

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    I'm running a MMO server, only average of 20 online though but even during peak times where it hits over 30 online with a couple guilds doing bosses, network usage and cpu barely move. Using a P4 with 2GB of ram and IDE drive. Nothing too fancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShyGuy82 View Post
    Im running 4 game servers (2x 32slots and 2x 48 slots) on my

    Core2Duo XEON 2.0Ghz
    4GB Ram
    2x250GB SataII HD
    2500GB on 100mbps (Level3) bandwidth.

    + 42slots TeamSpeak, 3 Websites with forums, email server, DNS and FTP

    have absolutely no problems...
    hmm, are you sure it's wise to do this? I mean what if spam assassin kicks in during gaming peak hours. For sure, that would have to diminish performance.

    I am running on a 2.4GHz quad xeon with 8MB Cache,
    4GB Ram (800Mhz)
    Maximum players on the servers were around 60 in mixed cs 1.6 cs source environment, the total CPU load was 10% or less.

    For what you are asking, I think even a dual-core core2duo with 2Ghz+ and 2 Gigs of Ram would suit fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torqhost View Post
    hmm, are you sure it's wise to do this? I mean what if spam assassin kicks in during gaming peak hours.
    You can always disable spam assassin or restrict the number of child processes.

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    Well,

    First off -- you won't be able to run Ventrilo on there @ 25 slots, since that's quite a bit above the maximum number of clients that can connect on the free server. You'll still need to rent your Ventrilo server from elsewhere.

    Now, assuming that's Counter-Strikeource and not Team Fortress 2, I think you'll be OK with a Core 2 Duo -- though I would suggest doing a Core 2 Quad and keeping each server on it's own processor core -- especially if this is Team Fortress 2. In terms of bandwidth... if this is in the states, I'd personally recommend renting or collocating a server with a company that uses either Mzima or Internap (or both).

    I'd also recommend leaving web hosting off the machine -- as someone else suggested -- if something starts running statistics, or some kind of cronjob that eats up resources for a short duration -- you could run into problems. I'd recommend just purchasing web hosting from else where -- could do that pretty cheaply.
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    You must also factor in the event on a full load, that server will easily consume all the bandwidth unless you reduce your rates. As Brett mentioned, with cs and tf2 + the amount of servers you are planning on running, a core2duo would just about be OK but it won't be on a full load I can almost guarantee you that much. A quad would be more suitable to spread the load but again, pay attention to bandwidth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Xenu View Post
    I am looking to get a dedicated gaming server, for at least 4 32-player, 66-ticket rate Source servers. I have no idea what kind of power, port, or bandwidth I would need for a server that could handle the above, because I am just currently renting from a game-server provider. It would be only be an added benefit if it had enough power for a 25 slot vent server and web hosting.

    Thanks.
    Do you have a preference on location? Specs vary based on the market, and specific providers that are within them.

    Generally, if you're looking for a central US server, you'd want Chicago or Dallas, out west you're looking at Seattle or LA, and out east take a peak at New York/New Jersey or Atlanta.

    Since you're looking for a Ventrilo greater than 8 slots in size, you will need to look to an external provider that is licensed to host Flagship's product. For excellent quality and support, you can try: www.darkstarllc.com

    Lastly, in regards to the webhosting, it's advisable to pickup a small shared hosting account from that would be hosted on a separate server. It can be done on the same machine, but I would highly not recommend you doing so for a variety of reasons, including performance and security.

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