Hi Guys. For quite some time my community has been renting a normal game server for hosting our RP server. We are now thinking about getting a dedicated server box to expand our community as well as wanting our current server to have less lag and able to handle more player slots. We have tried a variety of hosts and think it's time to move to a dedicated server. Now to my point, is there any good dedicated server host's out there that you can recommend and that you have heard of that are good. Hopefully that are not too expensive as well. The dedicated server box must be in either the UK or Europe. The server will only need to run 1 or 2 servers so it won't need state of the art features. I appreciate the help.
What I would do is setup the tower so it plays with the best possible performance. As nobody will be playing on it you can pull all the graphics down to their minimums. I'd set it up with a password initially until you can create a small central base with a bed where the main character will respawn and then make it player proof (dbl steel walls and off the ground).
Gee, what an astute observation. A game that's been optimised more because it's core features have been completed more fully than Squad (in large part because it's not close to what Squad is trying to do in terms of replication), that has voxel-based terrain deformation can more efficiently use more threads and spread load better across them, while still being a highly demanding game server performance-wise? GEE WHILLICKERS!
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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.
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The game hosting companies cost maybe 20 - 30 dollars less than going the dedicated route, while you get the lovely priviledge of having to share the hardware you're on with other customers also paying for sub-par performance, too many instances running on the machine you're on. This results in crap performance (read: unplayable) for games that place a high demand on servers, especially in the case of Squad, with regular dips in server TPS to levels where rubberbanding of everything occurs. Aside from having to share your hardware, there's the fact many of you game hosting providers knowingly advertise specific hardware as capable of running Squad and offer "Squad servers" for rent that have CPUs that are known and tested to be too slow in IPC / single core performance to properly run the game with a full 80-man server.
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Thanks for the info. [QUOTE=UberMensch;20364865]For colocation, I wouldn't go with RapidSwitch unless you have serious money to burn. While they're a very good and very professional host, there's a few hidden costs which they don't exactly tell you about when you sign up. Have a look at killercreation.co.uk. The guy who runs that - Justin - is possibly the nicest person you could ever meet. They also do standard dedicated servers which are a little more expensive than RapidSwitch, but the attitude of the company outweighs that imo. Where RapidSwitch are extremely professional, KillerCreation are much more down to earth and friendly.[/QUOTE] Ok, thanks, Do you know how Killer Creation's normal game servers are though. And Im guessing if I just ask them they can get a Gmod server since its not on their list of games?
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Hi Guys. For quite some time my community has been renting a normal game server for hosting our RP server. We are now thinking about getting a dedicated server box to expand our community as well as wanting our current server to have less lag and able to handle more player slots. We have tried a variety of hosts and think it's time to move to a dedicated server. Now to my point, is there any good dedicated server host's out there that you can recommend and that you have heard of that are good. Hopefully that are not too expensive as well. The dedicated server box must be in either the UK or Europe. The server will only need to run 1 or 2 servers so it won't need state of the art features. I appreciate the help.


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What I would do is setup the tower so it plays with the best possible performance. As nobody will be playing on it you can pull all the graphics down to their minimums. I'd set it up with a password initially until you can create a small central base with a bed where the main character will respawn and then make it player proof (dbl steel walls and off the ground).
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I don't know what you are smoking but it must be something good. I am on a Shared box and I have no idea what the CPU or ram cap is for what I am on. I am with Ascendservers and they are just a normal hosting company. I pay 43.50 USD for 50 players where we have scrims within our group. I am not even using 2 Gigs of Ram or even 5% of the CPU with 5 players in it. I bet you Ark takes more power to run than Squad. I asked them and they said its a OVH Box.
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