Originally Posted by sungersoo
I feel retarded in not saying where and how many slots
It'll be central (Texas) and most likely either 11 slots or 32 slots so I have no idea
And it'll be a vast variety of games, mostly cs 1.6
You might want a bit more RAM and faster hard drives to be able to pull it off right.
If you have some budget to invest look for SSD / SAS hard drives instead of SATA for better performance (when the server loads a new map this speeds things up! ).
you do not need cPanel at all it will only slow down your server , you need a simple root account and to be able to add new users, you might want to go with "webmin" which is Free and does the job with a nice web interface.
here is a pic of webmin create user interface : http://www.webmin.com/screenshots/chapter4/figure4.png
that will do the job for you i am sure.
the more ram you have , the more servers/slots you can have, 2gb wont be good, at least 4GB-6GB and a 64bit OS is preferred so you can add more slots.
as for texas , you got a lot of options most major data-centers roll from texas.
before you buy, ask for an IP address so you can ping and see the latency for you.
anything from 10ms to 60ms is considered perfect for cs , 80ms-90ms is the top hard limit, more then that - you will LAG.
Hope i helped you a bit , I used to run these myself just keep in mind - any mod you might want to install on a gameserver will take more ram
mods like chicken mod superhearo mod amxx mod eat ram&cpu , so don't give those out by default unless you are paid extra for them.
I wish you good luck and happy gaming :-)