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Hey, I want to host a few servers of my own but im not sure where to start. Would one of these be efficient?

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/servers/servers/auction-441242508.htm
post #2 of 19
Hi nipples. To better help you, what do you need the servers to do?
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Oh, sorry forgot about that mostly to host games. possible Battlefield. I'm not sure how everything works yet.
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Would that be battlefield2, 3, bc2, vietnam? It will depend on which game. I can tell you right now that the main problem with game servers is peoples upload speed.

Go to http://www.speedtest.net and post your speedtest here with the game you want to host and I'll see what I can do hardware wise.
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I know my net sucks atm, iv currently got a minecraft server but want to be able to host a battlefiled 3 server.

My results http://www.speedtest.net/result/1726275861.png
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Originally Posted by Nipples View Post

I know my net sucks atm, iv currently got a minecraft server but want to be able to host a battlefiled 3 server.
My results http://www.speedtest.net/result/1726275861.png

I dont see that happening
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post #7 of 19
That won't be able to even support yourself frown.gif

If you want to host a server you will need much faster upload.. like 10mbps+ to get some serious stuff going.
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post #8 of 19
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lol i dont know anyone where i am with that upload speed. well thanks for the help.
post #9 of 19
No problem. It is not uncommon for download to be even up to 10x that of upload. If you really want to host a game server talk to your ISP and you will probably have to sign up for a business account.,. which will unfortunately cost a lot frown.gif
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post #10 of 19
another solution that can be costly would be to rent a Virtual Private Server (VPS)/ Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS) or a dedicated server from a hosting company
just for an example i have used godaddy to give you an idea
VDS
http://www.godaddy.com/hosting/virtual-dedicated-servers.aspx
dedicated servers (expensive)
http://www.godaddy.com/hosting/dedicated-servers.aspx?ci=9014

but if you shop arround you could get better deals. Renting a server would be a better option for something like a game server IMO thumb.gif
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