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  1. #1

    Could someone lend a hand?

    Hello,

    First of all, this is what I need to do.

    I current host an "open-tibia" server, you may or may not know what that is.

    Anyways - It's a game and the server runs as an .exe
    Because of my connection speed I can serve about 40 people playing my game online at any given time without any lag. Any more and people start lagging. I also host a website for the game which is php - it is for automatic account creation.

    I'm looking for a decent hosting server for a relatively cheap price that will allow the .exe to be run on their server, has mysql, ftp, and what ever else I may need.

    Do you have any idea's as to what I should be using?

    BTW - my goals are to be able to have 500+ people on my server with no lag.

    If you need to know MY servers specs, just ask and I will tell.

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    Welcome to WHT! How would be your speifications and budget for the server? Also, do you have a preferred location?

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    Well - I am definatly a newb when it comes to this - so I don't know what I should be looking for. I suppose my budget isn't very high - since there is yet no "real" income from this game. I guess around 30 dollars a month I suppose.

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    If your budget is around $30/mo you will have to find a good VPS provider, I would suggest a dedicated server because you can at least scale up and use the entire servers resources and there are some good companies that offer entry dedicated servers for around $99/mo on up.

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    Really putting me on the spot here eh? I really don't "want" to go over 30 dollars a month - because I don't want to put out of my own pocket. Just what little money the game brings in. Do you know of anything that would be around 50 dollars a month then?

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    I have a question, What are your current server specs and what resources are used. I would also agree that $30.00 is way too low.

    On a side note, I have been looking at the open-tibia project and am quite interisted in getting started. Can you shoot me an e-mail, I have a question about the gameplay.
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    I'm hosting on my home computer sadly

    10 MBPS/down
    4 MBPS/up
    4GB RAM
    Windows XP SP3
    2.8 GHZ Processor (overclocked to 3.4)

    What else do you need to know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazaruselite View Post
    I'm hosting on my home computer sadly

    10 MBPS/down
    4 MBPS/up
    4GB RAM
    Windows XP SP3
    2.8 GHZ Processor (overclocked to 3.4)

    What else do you need to know?
    Windows 2003 or 2008 will cost you alone $25-30 depending on the provider. You may want to look into a sponsership with a dedicated server provider.

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    First, I would suggest you to go for a dedicated server.
    For 30$/mo, you cannot find a good dedicated server as the good ones start from $100+
    So better to have a good budget.

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    Just a quick question, do you think the lag is due to your connection or system resources?
    Keith I Myers
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    Well - I do always have the option of upgrading to a dedicated server once I can get more people online playing my game. The more people that play - the higher the income, the more money I can put into it. What would you recomend for around 30 dollars a month? It would only take a few weeks to start bringing in about 100 dollars a month once I have 200+ players online.

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    The lag is due to my connection speed I believe - because I've never seen ny CPU usage go above 60%. At least I would assume it's because of my connection. Also - say I'm downloading erm... lets say music - cough - the lag increases. So I'd say it's my connection. I suppose I could be wrong though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazaruselite View Post
    The lag is due to my connection speed I believe - because I've never seen ny CPU usage go above 60%. At least I would assume it's because of my connection. Also - say I'm downloading erm... lets say music - cough - the lag increases. So I'd say it's my connection. I suppose I could be wrong though?
    Yeh... music ....

    Do you know what your RAM use is?
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    No idea - I would like to know also - The only way I've been telling my CPU usage is through the performance tab within Windows Task Manager. How would I see my RAM usage?

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    Yes, The RAM Use is visible in the task manager under the performance tab on Windows
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    Hmmm.. All I see is CPU Usage Page File Usage, Totals, Physical Memory, Commit Charge, and Kernal Memory.
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    Look under "Physical Memory"
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    Total 4088172
    Available 2201844

    My server is running at its peak right now (45 players online) and half the physical memory is not used.
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    Ok, so thats not too bad, Do you use this system for personal use as well or is it a strictly dedicated server?
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    Yes, it's used for personal use aswel. If I had the cash I'd build another rig just for hosting.

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    Very likely the prob is your connection. 4MBps upload is good for home use, but certainly not for gameservers. It causes a lot of choke and loss, causing games to lag.

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    I'd recommend an ATOM server. You can usually get them for around $50/month.

    Check out the Dedicated Server Offers section as I saw one offer that windows was included for $49/month.

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