Hi, I'm a first time dedicated server buyer, and looking for advice.
My budget is £60/mo (~100$)
IRC is an absolute must, I use IRC for community/administration (similar to last.fm). I also have a personal bouncer.
I'll also be running a couple of small low traffic websites
(The above currently fits nicely on my 128MB VPS, it's insignificant)
The main load will be game servers (source games like Counter Strike, TF2). I'd like to run as many as possible. (But atleast 3)
Operating system i'm thinking ubuntu server or debian, since i have experience with both.
As i said I'm a first time dedicated server buyer, I've never really ran game servers outside of the GSP (besides a private server i host at home) so i'm not so sure on the requirements. I'm looking for tips, pitfalls and information before i buy.