If I wanted to start my own server

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    what would I have to do? I want to further the |AoC| Maptesting but as of now only one man has the power to upload maps and he is gone a lot. I'd want to run my own small server (a 16 man) but I don't want to spend to much money and preferable non at all. What would I have to do to do this?
     
  2. MrAlBobo

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    to run off your home computer take a look at this, skip down the page a bit and I list the different methods of going about that
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=4001
    just be aware that running a 16 slot off your home server is highly unlikely to work well, unless you have both a very good internet connection and a good computer

    if you want to rent there are a few methods you can use, these are the companies ive dealt with:

    http://magnirack.com/ If you don't mind a server in texas I strongly recommend them, servers are stable, cheaper then gameservers, some of the best support ive seen and if you contact support about discount coupons the price can be further dropped

    http://www.gameservers.com/ Sort of the standard for game servers, in my experience their servers are...kinda stable, and the support is so-so, but they have a wide selection of games and locations. They cost the most out of the three.

    http://www.discountgameservers.com/ Their cheap, have stable servers, and have a few locations to choose from. On the downside they support a small volume of games, and their support...well...who are we kidding, their support is painful, even they admit it.
     
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    So getting a free server is very unlikely. Just as likely as my parents supporting the idea of me having a game server.
     
  4. MrAlBobo

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    well...if your paying for it I don't really see how anyones input is important

    generally speaking though...what they don't know doesn't hurt them ;)
     
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    But I don't have my own credit card. They do. I have the cash, but I can't use it. I'm only 15. :(

    Hm. Maybe if I just put all my money on one paypal account.
     
  6. MrAlBobo

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    paypal is the way to go usually...and don't use the "im 15" excuse
    i ordered a $2500 computer with paypal when I was 15 <_<

    and a 3rd option came to my mind...there are a ridiculous amount of completely dead servers that would likely be willing to give your group a good amount of access, probably ftp, in exchange for populating the damn thing ;)