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I've got a small group of people together and we're making an MMO. We want to host it on our own systems, but we've never had to deal with something on such a scale. We need to know what server system (e.g. 2.2GHz Xeon, 8GB RAM or whatever) and network interface and connection we would need to deal with about 100 clients connected at any time. And thats another question, could you get a business internet connection on a private property, Or is there any way to increase my upstream otherwise?

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Yes you can get Business Connection in a residential area.
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Yes you can get Business Connection in a residential area.
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First yes you should be able to get business class service, depending on UK laws but regardless it's still doable. Second have you fully thought out your client base. If you develop a good MMO you may very well end up with 1000+ clients connected.

Depending on the size of your connected client base will depend on the needs for your network. Examples would be you may need Server load-balancing, larger connections moving from a T1 to a DS3 or higher. Server load-balancing is normally performed via Layer 4 switches. There is alot more to it than hey we want to make an MMO and we need this. Do yourselves a huge favor, get a Network Engineer on staff from the get go. They will be able to build the network for your specific needs.
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First yes you should be able to get business class service, depending on UK laws but regardless it's still doable. Second have you fully thought out your client base. If you develop a good MMO you may very well end up with 1000+ clients connected.

Depending on the size of your connected client base will depend on the needs for your network. Examples would be you may need Server load-balancing, larger connections moving from a T1 to a DS3 or higher. Server load-balancing is normally performed via Layer 4 switches. There is alot more to it than hey we want to make an MMO and we need this. Do yourselves a huge favor, get a Network Engineer on staff from the get go. They will be able to build the network for your specific needs.
We're not planning to go big anytime soon, we only have a 10-man team and chances are we aren't gonna break the 100 player mark anytime soon, and (being college students) have NO funds with which to hire a networking engineer. Plus, all this equipment sounds crazy expensive, and from my experience I ran 3 CoD:MW Deds hosting 16 players each on a server system with 3GB RAM and a P4 in it once, so I don't expect there being that much of a hardware jump.
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well sounds like your still in the development phase. Is this correct?

A layer 4 switch can be picked up for about $5000. You will not need it immediately and definitely not if your still developing.
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well sounds like your still in the development phase. Is this correct?

A layer 4 switch can be picked up for about $5000. You will not need it immediately and definitely not if your still developing.
Not even that, about 95% of things are still just speculation, mainly depending on the estimates you're giving me... and by my understanding that would equal out to about £4,300? That is more than half of my annual salary.
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You make less then 8,600 a year? Ouch dude.
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You make less then 8,600 a year? Ouch dude.
Student, bro, and I work in retail. The 2 most optimism-draining things anyone could be/do.
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Business class internet will eat your entire salary alone.
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