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  1. #1
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    Hey guys.. i've looked around everywhere.. i can't seem to find a server that i like, so i'm gonna ask for some advice.
    Ideally i want to be able to host; 2 L4D servers, 2CSS, 2Tf2, a BF2 Server, GMOD, and a DOD server.. now i was thinking, something in the range of a quad core to dualquad core with 4GB> Ram. And adequate bandwidth needs.
    What hosts offer the best ping from america to the UK? or vice versa, i've seen some as low as 88 from UK to US.. so a low ping to both would be good or 100-ish to the UK would be fine..
    I'm not looking for a particualar location as we'll have both US and UK gamers.. my budget is $250-350.. anything lower would be a bonus.. oh, and it needs to be windows..
    It should also have a fairly good/stable network.. Thanks a bunch!
    Regards, Badmanh

  2. #2
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    Depending on the amount of slots you plan to run the BF2 server, I would think you could get that on a quad core system with 4GB RAM. Don't expect to run any of the source engine games at 100tick. I would reccomend 66tick maximum for the 2 CSS Servers and the same for TF2 / DoDS. New York generally has a good connection to Europe and vice versa. With that budget you will be able to get something easily Many companies could also offer you a custom deal if they only have certain packages.

  3. #3
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    Yeah, i was looking a killercreation.co.uk.. i don't know many good ones. So suggestions would be greatly appricated.

  4. #4
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    you want to open 9 servers
    I run a game server from home for my gaming forum members and my friends (I don't sell) - I run one server of each game:
    L4D
    CS1.6
    CSS
    TF2
    BF2 (No longer up, too inactive)
    Teamspeak
    My box is a dual core with 2gb ram - they all run smoothly. They use up about 1.6gb of the 2gb ram that I have - you are looking to double it - a Good dual core server with 4gb ram would do - L4D servers are very CPU consuming, so if it starts to get popular, since you are having 2 of them, You may want to go for a quad core server
    I think you have a good budget. Most providers will provide you with a 100mbps uplink so there shouldn't be any lag issues if the person lives near enough with good internet

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    What version of windows is needed for those servers anyways? Will they run on 2003 web edition? (64bit)

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    What version of windows is needed for those servers anyways? Will they run on 2003 web edition? (64bit)
    I run them on linux, you can run them on anything - with windows you just install steam and set up the servers easily

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    Ya, I've ran them on linux before. I was just curious if they ran on 64bit windows or not.

  8. #8
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    Yeah they can be ran on anything.. but i'm going to get server 2008, and install a control panel that i have made with php.. some games require windows only.. I've found what i wanted, i can get two servers for $350. One amsterdam/london and one in the usa, both Quad 4GB Ram w/ windows.
    Thanks for the help!

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    Take a look at ColoCrossing.com, they will be able to help you out.

  10. #10
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    I recommend colocrossing as well, and use New York for the best UK pings
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    let it die already.

  12. #12
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    lol sorry to add further bump action but if he/she wanted good UK pings why not just get a server in the UK lol why get one in NY lmao.

    but yes think it needs to be locked instead of people bringing up the dead.

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