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What is the fastest type of CS server? Standalone, Dedicated, Listen?

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It really depends on the load of the computer and several other factors, but put simply, a standalone dedicated. Meaning, runs by itself with nothing else running along with it, and it runs forever-24/7.
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For CSS servers, generally a not-so-crowded VPS would do well. That is, if you aren't planning on hosting the server yourself (FIoS? yeahyeah!?) Obviously a single server multi-core setup would be the fastest, but HLDS scales well to multiple VPS boxes. As a matter of fact, I rent from Velocity, and get nothing but the best. One VPS per core, which is outstanding.

As far as server configurations, 100tick is the way to go for servers with less than 20 slots, providing the cpu has enough power. If the box can really handle it, 1000fps servers are the way to go. Ten packets per tick per second...can't go wrong. With a beefy box, that's the road to perfect shot registry.
    
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