Known as a "Redundant Array of Independent Disks," this method combines several hard disk drives into one unit, combating data redundancy and improving performance. Featuring fault tolerance (what enables a system to continue operating even if it fails) and a higher capacity/volume, data gets distributed in “RAID levels,” which is dependent on the specific level of required redundancy and performance. Learn more about RAID Technology.
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Right, but we're talking about running full Squad servers here, not 30-man INF. layer-only deathmatch servers for you and a few chums. You want to run a small server? By all means go ahead and rent one from a GSP. And hope you get a decent one that doesn't load so many customers on one box that you still get performance issues (even with your lower player count) due to I/O bottlenecking on the box you're on.
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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).
Dedicated servers sound pretty great, right? They are. That said, you should be aware of their relatively high prices. Setting up shop on a dedicated server will likely cost you more than $100 per month; shared servers, on the other hand, are far less expensive. The cheapest web hosting services will lease you space on the web for well under $10 per month. In addition, you'll need to handle firewalls and maintenance yourself unless you opt for a managed server, which costs even more.
The servers at Bluehost start at $79.99/month and include 1TB of hard drive space, 16GB of RAM, and 15TB of data transfers per month. Bluehost will also setup the server for you and create custom configurations for an additional cost. Bluehost also throws in some website monitoring tools and easy-to-use applications so that you can set up what you need in very little time.
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