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[QUOTE=codylewiz;47759857]if it's a strong enough host location wont hurt you.[/QUOTE] it doesn't matter how good the host is, i'll still get at least 100 ping to anything in america from the uk, and that puts servers lower in the gmod 13 server browser (at least if you're not close to the server anyway) also regarding the above, wouldn't NFOs vpses be way more worth the price just because they (say, at least) you get dedicated cores + they seem to have decent filtering for most of what the gmod skids are waving around (or am I wrong? also the NFO vpses give way more storage space which is nice if you're gonna be doing other stuff on them)
[QUOTE=Smt;47762344]it doesn't matter how good the host is, i'll still get at least 100 ping to anything in america from the uk, and that puts servers lower in the gmod 13 server browser (at least if you're not close to the server anyway) also regarding the above, wouldn't NFOs vpses be way more worth the price just because they (say, at least) you get dedicated cores + they seem to have decent filtering for most of what the gmod skids are waving around (or am I wrong? also the NFO vpses give way more storage space which is nice if you're gonna be doing other stuff on them)[/QUOTE] They give you dedicated cores that are shared with other servers. Also they may give you much more disk space but you will probably never need that much and SSDs are way faster. DigitalOcean has SSDs btw.
[QUOTE=YourStalker;47767498]They give you dedicated cores that are shared with other servers. Also they may give you much more disk space but you will probably never need that much and SSDs are way faster. DigitalOcean has SSDs btw.[/QUOTE] The only thing with DO is whenever you're ddosed you get nullrouted for "at least" 3 hours, I used to pimp them hard but I'm not sure how much I like them for game servers, even if the quality is great, NFO has at least decent filtering for larger attacks + access to a nice simple firewall system on their panel that lets you manually filter smaller attacks from the web (or you can ask them for help filtering too) also regarding the cores they say this: [quote]and we also dedicate each virtual machine to its own hyperthreaded CPU core(s). Most other providers force servers to share a single pool of CPU resources; by giving each server its own HT core(s), we ensure a much more predictable level of performance[/quote] it might be bullshit but if it's true the value with them in regard to game servers is pretty good imo
[QUOTE=YourStalker;47705718]I said Debian because it is pretty much Ubuntu without the unneeded junk, simplified, faster, and apparently more secure since someone said that it had a security hole recently. I also said 32-bit because SRCDS is a 32-bit process so it won't ever be able to use more than 4gb of ram and you shouldn't need more than 1gb, 1.5 and the total max if you are doing some crazy shit. Also, this is kinda my stupid thought process but why use 64-bit if you don't have to, 32-bit (here is my stupid thought process) is assumingly more simple so it has less shit to be dealing with unlike a fancier 64-bit architecture. For all I know what I just said was stupid but every other reason I gave seems fine. Why the disagree ExploderGuy? :([/QUOTE] Two things wrong with this: 64-bit can provide performance benefits if you choose to use your VPS for other stuff than just srcds. srcds runs fine in a 64-bit environment and there's no reason to use a 32-bit OS unless you have legacy programs you need to use that somehow don't function in a 64-bit environment. Debian is great but it's not ideal for srcds because of the out of date packages. srcds requires at least glibc 2.15 and the most recent version in Debian 7's repos is something way older. Ubuntu Server is Valve's recommended distribution and has the required version of glibc. [editline]21st May 2015[/editline] Ubuntu Server is basically Debian with more up to date packages and a bit of handholding in the terminal.
[url=https://robot.your-server.de/order/market]Hetzner's Server Auction[/url] has always been good to me for servers. You can pick up a fairly decent box for around £15 per month and it's all yours. Beware that Hetzner is largely a "here's your server, have fun" kind of host - don't go in expecting to have your hand held all the way, you'll need to know what you're doing.
God I fucking love Hetzner auctions, but they blacklisted me :( Tried to buy one 3 months ago, seems I had an outstanding invoice of £35 from June 2012 (3 years ago :() that I'd forgot about. I offered to pay the invoice but they said policy is to blacklist. An honest mistake from me, started a job and simply forgot to pay a final invoice when migrating a server with them. There DDoS protection is pretty much non existent though, you'll get null routed easily but for the price... And you have to send a Passport or ID scan to buy from them, it is a shame :( Oh they also do Tax properly which is rare for a EU cheap server host. So if you're ordering from outside the EU, US for example, you save yourself 20%.
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