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I dont know if anyone is familiar with the game but if you are or know anything that would be cool if you shared your knowledge. I was wondering how to get the fastest server possible. I know it is pretty CPU intensive and needs a lot of ram but if any one knows any tricks to get more performance.

As of now i am running MineOS+ with a ramdisk setup and backups every 15 minutes using crontabs, 8 GB of DDR3 and an AMD Phenom II @ 3.2. and my speed test is http://www.speedtest.net/result/1296667874.png
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Your server will probably see the largest benefit from a faster upload speed
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Any idea on how to get faster upload speeds? I am planing on running cat6 from the modem to my server but other than that i dont know what else to do.
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Contact your isp and have them add more upload bandwidth to your service plan.
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Originally Posted by crazybonze View Post
Any idea on how to get faster upload speeds? I am planing on running cat6 from the modem to my server but other than that i dont know what else to do.
You've got to pay for it through your ISP.
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Its not incredibly cpu intensive, a decent quad core should do. Large bandwidths are a must, and you need a lot of ram if you want to be able to support about 40 or 60 people, about 8-12GB should work.
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post #7 of 12
actually minecraft classic can easily support 30 poeple in VM with 2gb of ram,
but MC adventure mode is more or less hard disk intensive especially if you have people
exploring.
post #8 of 12
Neat I've been running our server on Ubuntu 11.04 server this whole time, I'll need to check out MineOS+. rep+

I run it on an old pentium 4 processor (single core) with 1gb of ram and as long as not too many people join it runs great. It could use more ram but other than that it seems to run great.

On the internet speed deal - we bought our own modem some time ago and the speed went up drastically from the old rental. Here is the one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16825122009

Hope this helps mate!
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post #9 of 12
OS shouldn't make too much of a difference. Sure something like windows with extra services running will use more ram but a negligable amount IMO, but RAM is surely going to be the source of any problems, that or internet connection.

TO optimize your server upgrade you internet, get more ram, faster HDD and thats about it, other than that u'll have to wait for multi-core support

with 8gb of RAM your player limit is going to be dependent mostly on you upsteam bandwidth. From what I've heard for a 10Mbps up dedicated line you can host around 40-50 people. Depends on where you research your info the upstream bandwidth though.
Edited by tha d0ctor - 5/22/11 at 11:21pm
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I ran a private one on a 940 with 4 gigs of 800MHz RAM just fine. Have a 1.5Mbp/s upload.
    
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