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I have never owned any game server before.I am interested in purchasing a 32 man server for myself and my friends.Is it a piece of software?Will computer handle it?Is it easy to manage as well and ban hackers?
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I'm pretty sure you have to rent a server from an EA approved server hosting company. I'm not sure what the pricing is though, but its probably pretty high.
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You have to rent one from a third party company. As far as I know, you can't host a server from your own computer.

This is one company that can do it. Theres others too.
http://www.gameservers.com/game_servers/battlefield_3.php
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There's plenty of places you can rent servers from to host a BF3 (among other games) server.

Even if you could do it from your own PC, you wouldn't want to unless you've got like atleast 100mb/100mb internet. and an amazing PC thats just sitting around not doing anything else.

Renting a BF3 server seems to cost around £1 per slot, so a 32 man server would be ~£32 a month.
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I wouldn't bother with renting a server unless you have a big clan/community which will help you EVERY day to fill it up, else it will remain dead all week, trust me.
    
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I help pay for a server a friend of mine rents because we play on Tuesday nights, and its hard to even fill it up then. Id suggest you and your friends finding an empty server that exists that fits your needs and jump on. If theres 5-10 of you on a server, others will join and fill it up.
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