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.
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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