dedicated servers

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  1. AWESOME-O

    AWESOME-O L10: Glamorous Member

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    Hey, if been searching for dedicated servers (To run our cs:s and tf2 servs)
    But all i keep getting are dedicated servers that are specced for running websites etc.
    So can anyone tell me which specs you need in you're dedicated server to run about 4 20 man slots server?
    And someone knows a cheap spot to do it?
    The only think i found sofar:
    http://www.inx-gaming.com/dedicated-servers/self-managed/
     
  2. teddyruxpin

    teddyruxpin Sr. Hygiene Technician

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    http://www.layeredtech.com or http://thegridlayer.com will both have servers that suite your needs. For 4 x 20 man srcds with mods you would need about a P4 3.+ Ghz or Xeon / Opteron CPU.

    Any of the servers below would be more then enough to host your 4 srcds or even more. I would recommend you get atleast 1-2GB or more RAM in the host and if you want the easiest configurations go with Windows otherwise Linux will work fine but has a bit more of a learning curve. If you do go with Linux get CentOS 5.x and cPanel control panel. The current cPanel install even includes a basic game server control option.

    http://www.layeredtech.com/dedicated-servers/single-processor-multi-core.php
    http://www.layeredtech.com/dedicated-servers/heritage-core.php

    The basic Microsoft Hyper-V VM/VPS may even suite your needs.

    http://www.layeredtech.com/dedicated-servers/microsoft-hyper-v.php

    The one company you posted configurations look OK but the amount of bandwidth given may not be enough if you max out those 4 x 20 man and allow file downloads, alltalk etc may cause some b/w overages. Most US based providers will give you a min of 1.5TB vs their 350GB. If you need a EU based host I would check out http://leaseweb.com or OVH http://www.ovh.com/fr/particulier/index.xml

    Note: I work for LT so I am a bit bias and this site and the TF2maps game host are hosted by us.

    -Teddy
     
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  3. AWESOME-O

    AWESOME-O L10: Glamorous Member

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    and what specs do i minimal need if i want to run 3x20man servers?
    Also, layeredtech seems really good, but i'm looking for a europe host.
     
  4. teddyruxpin

    teddyruxpin Sr. Hygiene Technician

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    Anything greater then a P4 3.0ghz and 2GB or RAM should be more then enough for you to use for 4 x 20. I would also suggest you get about 200GB of b/w per 20 man that will allow for all file downloads of maps, models, sounds and to support alltalk etc.

    -Teddy.
     
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  5. AWESOME-O

    AWESOME-O L10: Glamorous Member

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    Ok, i need P4 3.0 GHZ 2GB or Ram, for 4x20 servs
    But what for a 3x20 man serv or a 2x20 man serv
     
  6. teddyruxpin

    teddyruxpin Sr. Hygiene Technician

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    Anything in the P4 class with 2GB of RAM should be good for you . So anything from a P4 2.4ghz and greater would be enough for the 2 x 20 or 3 x and still have room left for other tasks. if you can find an older AMD chip with an Ahtlon or Sempron you can likely get away with a Sempron 2600 or Athlon 2400 or greater to do the same for a 2 x 20 man or 3 x 20 man.

    -Teddy
     
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  7. crazychicken

    crazychicken L2: Junior Member

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    if youre looking for your own box then im not sure, if you want to run 3 seperate servers then i use teamhost.co.uk for mine. they are all on quad core with 4 gigs of memory and sv_downloadurl speeds are hueg with plenty of bandwith plus if you order 20+ servers you get a free private clan server for each server and free teamspeak/ventrilo and they are cheapest servers about, only 75p a slot so thats only £15 a month
     
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  8. AWESOME-O

    AWESOME-O L10: Glamorous Member

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    I <3 you crazychicken!
    its the cheapest i ever found!
     
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  9. crazychicken

    crazychicken L2: Junior Member

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    heh they are very good i can give you any help if you need it, their irc channel is quakenet #teamhost
     
  10. crazychicken

    crazychicken L2: Junior Member

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    200gb of bandwith for download host is a hell of a lot, i run a 32 custom map server that is full for 12 hours a day and that gets through 70-120gb a month in map downlaods