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Either get a rackable server off ebay and colocate (they're insanely cheap; just picked up a dual xeon 16gb ram 1u server for $150), or just rent a dedicated server.

Your home network is not sufficient.
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I have to say I havent ever considered buying a pc and colocating, in fact, I didnt know anywhere in the UK would let you do this or how much it would cost.

If you consider this, can you let me know how you get on pricing wise I would be very interested.

But as said before and in response to all those saying get dedicated, yes dedicated would be better but more expensive, and in my experience these things always sound great to start with, then you have trouble populating, people get bored/want to put their money elsewhere and if you go dedicated especially with a contract then you end up out of pocket.

The guys saying buy a pc and colocate I dont htink are also considering the delicate nuances of friendships. Friends can be lost over things like this, arguments involving what to do with the server, what to buy where to put it etc. at least with rented stuff you can say if you dont agree with the decision of the majority then leave the contributions and you keep your friend.

at least with a corgi vps there is no contract, see how it goes, and if your needs outgrow your server you just say right lets get dedicated or whatever you dont lose anything.
    
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I have to say I havent ever considered buying a pc and colocating, in fact, I didnt know anywhere in the UK would let you do this or how much it would cost.
If you consider this, can you let me know how you get on pricing wise I would be very interested.
But as said before and in response to all those saying get dedicated, yes dedicated would be better but more expensive, and in my experience these things always sound great to start with, then you have trouble populating, people get bored/want to put their money elsewhere and if you go dedicated especially with a contract then you end up out of pocket.
The guys saying buy a pc and colocate I dont htink are also considering the delicate nuances of friendships. Friends can be lost over things like this, arguments involving what to do with the server, what to buy where to put it etc. at least with rented stuff you can say if you dont agree with the decision of the majority then leave the contributions and you keep your friend.
at least with a corgi vps there is no contract, see how it goes, and if your needs outgrow your server you just say right lets get dedicated or whatever you dont lose anything.

I have yet to see a dedicated server provider require a contract. They're done on month-to-month terms just like vps. However, VPS will be a cheaper solution assuming he gets several of them and split the services amongst them. A single 512mb VM will not suffice. That would be enough for one of the purposes + teamspeak. Minecraft loves memory so that alone would ideally have ~1GB to itself.
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I don't like source games on VPS or VMs, it doesn't feel as good as a dedicated server that is not being over worked.
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I don't like source games on VPS or VMs, it doesn't feel as good as a dedicated server that is not being over worked.

Virtual servers add a layer of latency for sure.
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