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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.
Bandwidth consumption over the last several years has shifted from a per megabit usage model to a per gigabyte usage model. Bandwidth was traditionally measured in line speed access that included the ability to purchase needed megabits at a given monthly cost. As the shared hosting model developed, the trend towards gigabyte or total bytes transferred, replaced the megabit line speed model so dedicated server providers started offering per gigabyte.
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Indeed you don't - because renting one dedicated server box that you can run two full 80-man Squad servers on doesn't cost that amount of money; more like +/- $150, the exact amount depending on who you go with / what sort of rig you want to rent. If you only want to run one 80-man server, for example, you can go for a cheaper package and get one for around $100.
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One of the reasons for choosing to outsource dedicated servers is the availability of high powered networks from multiple providers. As dedicated server providers utilize massive amounts of bandwidth, they are able to secure lower volume based pricing to include a multi-provider blend of bandwidth. To achieve the same type of network without a multi-provider blend of bandwidth, a large investment in core routers, long term contracts, and expensive monthly bills would need to be in place. The expenses needed to develop a network without a multi-provider blend of bandwidth does not make sense economically for hosting providers.