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This may not be the best place to ask these questions so feel free to tell me where to go and I can move the topic there.

Right now I pay for teamspeak hosting and need more slots so I am thinking maybe it is viable to host my own server and I have the following questions;

How hard is it to set up?
How much resources does it utilize for say a 50 slot?

I have a dedicated crypto mining rig running 24/7 and was wondering if I can have the server on that..

It has an AMD Sempron 145 processor with 8gb of ram and a 128gb SSD. Thinking the cpu may be the only.limiting factor.. with the board I could put a better chip in if needed and if it will only cost a small amount more for one that will run it.. as hosting myself would save me $12 a month..

Off hand I don't know the Internet connection but it's hard lined and probably gets at least 10-20mbps down.. not sure about up.

Think I can crypto mine and run a teamspeak both at the same time?

Any advice is appreciated.
Edited by JMattes - 4/2/14 at 7:09am
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Do you have any data caps on your current ISP plan? That would concern me more that whether your current hardware is capable (which it is).

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Edited by wevsspot - 4/2/14 at 7:31am
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Do you have any data caps on your current ISP plan? That would concern me more that whether your current hardware is capable (which it is).

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128 MB of system memory (recommended: 512 MB or more)
5 MB of disk space

No caps. I have it at work as my boss was kind enough to let me leave it there to save money on electricity..

What concerns me is the % CPU used by mining and the % CPU usage that is needed to host.. the sempron 145 is only energy efficient nothing else really.

To answer my own question mining uses 40% of the cpu and 2nd ram. So I guess the one way to see usage is to just try it and see how it all runs.. then upgrade processor if needed..

I don't know amd chips too well.. what would be the next upgrade to the sempron 145.. looking for a little better and still keep it as energy efficient as possible.. got 3 270 cards on a 850 watt psu.. which I probably Still have head room for one more card..
Edited by JMattes - 4/2/14 at 8:03am
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TeamSpeak is very low impact. You should be OK with a low end system. The biggest issue will be a static IP or hostname. You'll need to get yourself a DynDNS or a No-IP account so people can find you more easily.

Also 10Mbps upload isn't much. Especially when it's a shared connection. I highly suggest renting a VPS, locking it down and installing TeamSpeak. You can have 10-1000Mbps, usually 1Gb-4000Gb of bandwidth a month. Usually for under $15.
    
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I was trying to get away from the cost as I can easily upgrade slots for under $15 a month..
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I was trying to get away from the cost as I can easily upgrade slots for under $15 a month..

It's cost vs. benefit. You're going to limit your own connection, and possibly cause choppy/crummy audio to the players.
    
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How bad would it be if there was only 20 people on?

We're not talking like hundreds..

I do see your point though and appreciate your input
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How bad would it be if there was only 20 people on?

We're not talking like hundreds..

I do see your point though and appreciate your input

Depending on the codec, you could see around 15K/s per talking user.

So if everyone was talking at once, or roughly at once: 20 x 15K/s = 300K/s. With 10Mbps upload that's equal to 10,240 Kbps. So you'd be using about 3% of your bandwidth. This obviously does not include QoS and latency.
    
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I double checked on speedtest.net

I have a 30 down and 5 up at work.
At home where I have another mining rig I have 100 down and 30 up

So I can probably get away with it at home..
Now what is this DynDNS or a No-IP account.

I have a domain with do daddy can I tack it on that some how? Like ts3.domain.com?
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I double checked on speedtest.net

I have a 30 down and 5 up at work.
At home where I have another mining rig I have 100 down and 30 up

So I can probably get away with it at home..
Now what is this DynDNS or a No-IP account.

I have a domain with do daddy can I tack it on that some how? Like ts3.domain.com?

30Mbps is a decent upload. You should do fine.

As for a dyndns or no-ip:

Unless you have either a business level ISP at home or pay for a static IP; it's dynamic and it's going to change on you. So pointing a domain like teamspeak.jmattes.com would be difficulty. You'd have issues with replication accross DNS servers when your IP changed.

One thing to do is to setup an account with No-IP or DynDNS and they give you an application to put on your system that checks your external IP and updates the domain of your choosing.

Usually they're myservername.dyndns.com or myserver.no-ip.org

They do offer premium services, but if it's just TeamSpeak, I'd go with a free account.
    
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