Oh, and let's not forget what else you get for paying a little less, with most game hosting providers - abysmal service, avoidance of the truth and attempts to shift blame when confronted with performance issues while still taking in money, then refusing refunds when all's said and done and people learn their lesson, and cancel their service with you.
A cursory glance at the many web hosting services we've listed here reveals many similar-looking offerings, but the discerning eye will identify some subtle differences. You'll want a dedicated server with significant amounts of disk space—preferably 1TB or more—for storing files. You can typically choose either a traditional hard drive or a solid-state drive as your website's storage medium. There's a trade-off, however. Solid-state drives are often faster and more reliable than HDDs, but they cost more money and have smaller storage capacities. Traditional hard drives, on the other hand, have large capacities and lower prices but aren't quite as resilient as their SSD counterparts. Unless you truly need blazingly fast storage, a traditional hard drive will get the job done.

RAM and fast multi-core CPUs allow a system to do more simultaneously, for example serving more visitors on your site. Plan on increasing performance by optimizing with RAM-caching? – More RAM means getting a larger, super-fast cache for your server. Performance isn't the most important thing to consider – your server must not corrupt data. We only use ECC (Error Correction Code) RAM because it's designed to protect against data corruption by detecting and automatically correcting errors while data is written to the memory. In addition to error correction, our Commercial Class Servers use Registered ECC memory which allows our servers to reach extremely high RAM capacities to provide all the resources you need for your project.


We not only install your operating system's security patches, we also proactively check and confirm they are updated for limited security risks. Additionally, we update your cPanel so you always have access to the newest and most stable cPanel & WHM features. Our 2-hour hardware replacement guarantee is an additional peace-of-mind service, where we replace any faulty hardware within 2 hours of notification.
Every Dedicated Server comes preloaded with APF. APF is a well known and respected software firewall that utilizes the built in Linux routing system (iptables). The firewall will be configured to prevent access to all ports but ones necessary for servicing the site. Certain services, like SSH, are blocked by default to help prevent common attacks. During the setup process we can add your IP addresses to allow access to whichever services you deem fit.

The OP claims that you need about 16 GB for one server, and an additional 8 GB per extra instance you want to run. This is in line with the amount of RAM the system itself will take up combined with the amount of RAM the game server will be using up after you've left it running for a couple of days. The game is - yet again - still not fully optimised, and there are still some mem. leaks present. If you don't believe me, yet again - go to the Squad Hosting Discord and ask for some usage graphs. Most of the time this amount of RAM won't be a necessity, but you could have performance issues if your RAM fills up. Not that it matters, as the dedicated boxes you'll be looking to rent will all offer more than 16 GB, anyway.
At A2 Hosting, you rent a Dedicated for a low monthly price. This Dedicated Server rental price is one you can budget for each month. This is especially helpful in the case of hardware failure. Additionally there are no upfront or setup costs to rent a Dedicated Server from A2 Hosting. Just choose the configuration you want from our cart and get started!
All of these features may look impressive, but if you don't know what Dedicated Hosting is in the first place, these features probably don't matter much to you at all. When you purchase a Dedicated Server from A2 Hosting, you are getting all of the resources listed with the server plan of your choice. You do not share these resources with any other user or customer. The bandwidth, RAM and data transfer are for your use exclusively. With all of these resources at your disposal, you can expect your hosting service to be both highly reliable with top performance.
For packages supporting unmetered disk space or data transfer (bandwidth), we do not have defined limitations. These resources are "unmetered", meaning you are not billed according to the amount of disk space or bandwidth used. While of course these resources are not infinite, we believe our customers should have all the resources necessary to build an online presence and 99.95% of customers will have more than enough disk space and bandwidth to meet their needs.
A common pitfall for new communities looking to host their own Squad servers are the use of Game Server Providers (GSPs), services that specifically offer Squad servers (Usually priced by the slot). While these companies provide automated setup or control panels with basic functions, they all suffer from the same universal issues, and at this point are considered a defacto ripoff. In a nutshell, they don't use the proper hardware for Squad, don't responsibly balance server loads, and deflect their poor performance onto several other factors before they'll address the root issues, simply because it's not profitable to do so. Instead, most existing community admins suggest that players looking to host their own Squad servers use dedicated hosting, where a computer is rented out itself for the "dedicated" purpose of hosting Squad. There's a few extra hoops to jump through to get a licensed dedicated server set up, but the end result is a quality performing server that isn't a complete ripoff.
Ha-fucking-ha that's rich, coming from a guy that's making all sorts of claims with zero proper reasoning, logic, facts or proof of their own. Try joining the Squad Hosting Discord and you can ask the plethora of other server owners / hosters there for their detailed performance graphs they've been tracking for the past few years, as well as OWI's own QA's performance metrics. Or just flat-out ask the devs what their own internal testing looked like for in one of the many internal / closed playtests they've run over the past few years.
Leaseweb's premium server range can also be upgraded with state-of-the-art NVMe SSD hard drives. NVMe (Non-Volitile Memory express) SSD enables you to increase availability from the drive by overcoming bottlenecks experienced in SAS (serial-attached SCSI) and SATA interfaces. NVMe SSD reduces I/O (Input/Output) overhead and delivers various performance enhancements, including multiple, long command queues, and reduced latency.
Recently, we've added more formal uptime monitoring to our review process, and the results show that most Web hosts do an excellent job of keeping sites up and running. If they don't, they suffer for it in our scoring. Even if they get everything else right, sites with uptime problems aren't eligible for high scores. All services suffer ups and downs, sometimes for reasons beyond their control. Those sites that fail to address the problem are penalized accordingly.
A Cloud VPS is an emulation of a computer, also known as a virtual private server, that lives within a parent server and shares resources with other virtual servers. As where a Dedicated Server is a stand-alone, physical server that does not share resources. As with fixed resources, scarcity can lead to less than optimal performance for the resource-intensive application, which is why Dedicated Servers often outperform VPS instances.
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Additionally, you'll want a web hosting service that offers Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) if you plan to sell products. Here's why: An SSL connection encrypts the data that travels between your site and users' web browsers, thus safeguarding the transmission of purchasing information. You've probably seen a green padlock in your web browser's address bar while logging into your online bank account or making online purchases. It's a symbol of trust. Some companies include a free SSL certificate when you sign up for a hosting plan, while others charge close to $100. You can save some money by shopping around for the services that offer the cheapest SSL plans.
Unlike a shared server, which powers multiple sites, a dedicated server hosts just one site. Website stability and reliability are the twin benefits of investing in a dedicated server—your site leverages a server's full CPU, RAM, and storage resources, as it doesn't share them with other sites. You shouldn't underestimate the importance of these benefits in terms of site speed and reliability.
Congestion – Server congestion is much less of an issue with a dedicated server, especially when compared to shared hosting options. With the latter, you often run the risk of congestion due to the traffic and usage levels of other websites or applications hosted on the same server, competing for bandwidth, disk space and CPU usage. The very nature of dedicated hosting ensures that this isn’t an issue. It also works the other way; if the website in question is resource heavy then dedicated hosting may be the answer to ensure that other websites aren’t disrupted.
How about several years' worth of stress tests across various sets of hardware performed by the devs of the game, the QA team, as well as the plethora of server owners / hosts, that have all provided empirical data that reflects expected results of software that is not yet fully optimised, running a large-scale game that's replicating as much as Squad is.

You can save a nice chunk of money if you sign up for a year or more of dedicated hosting at a time. For example, you can rent a GoDaddy dedicated server for $129 per month, but if you commit to a 12-month contract, the price drops to $79.99 per month. Chances are, if you're serious enough about your site that you think it needs a dedicated host, you're probably planning for it to be up for a year. Of course, that's where the money-back guarantees come in, and some sites definitely offer more than others in that regard, so do your research. All our web-hosting reviews cover these guarantees.

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