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Good Dedicated Server Host

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by Eoj Nawoh, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Eoj Nawoh

    Eoj Nawoh Active Member

    Hello,

    I'm currently looking for a Dedicated Server host, unmanaged is fine.

    http://servercomplete.com/ was suggested to us but their plans are out of stock.

    Budget wise <=$150

    I was really impressed with ServerComplete's Nehalem package. Anything near that would be awesome.

    The server will be running game servers.

    Edit: Preferably US based
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2014
  2. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    try rapidswitch
     
  3. Eoj Nawoh

    Eoj Nawoh Active Member

    That's a UK based host correct?
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I use them :)
     
  5. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  6. Eoj Nawoh

    Eoj Nawoh Active Member

    Rapidswitch or Server Complete?
     
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    RapidSwitch
     
  8. Eoj Nawoh

    Eoj Nawoh Active Member

    How are the times for US based individuals? These are for game servers, so I'm a bit concerned about lag/ping.
     
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I have no idea.
    How fast does my site load for you?

    Try pinging it from your PC.
    This is what I get:
    Code:
    Pinging www.cliptheapex.com [95.154.254.10] with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 95.154.254.10: bytes=32 time=20ms TTL=57
    Reply from 95.154.254.10: bytes=32 time=21ms TTL=57
    Reply from 95.154.254.10: bytes=32 time=20ms TTL=57
    Reply from 95.154.254.10: bytes=32 time=20ms TTL=57
    
    Ping statistics for 95.154.254.10:
        Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
        Minimum = 20ms, Maximum = 21ms, Average = 20ms
    
    
     
  10. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    I don't know what to check to see, but counting out loud, your site loads in about two and a half seconds for me.
     
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Most if that is due to the external services such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Google Apps.
    Pinging will give you a better idea, or checking the waterfall.
     
  12. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    How do I check ping? Also, waterfall? :confused:
     
  13. Eoj Nawoh

    Eoj Nawoh Active Member

    I tend to try to stay to the US for US based game servers, I feel like while lag may be acceptable for a site, for servers it may just cause issues. Thank you for the recommendation anyway.
     
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It makes sense to host in the country from which the majority of your members will be accessing the site.
     
  15. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Not quite as good from Texas but not horrible either:
    Code:
    PING www.cliptheapex.com (95.154.254.10): 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from 95.154.254.10: icmp_seq=0 ttl=48 time=118.559 ms
    64 bytes from 95.154.254.10: icmp_seq=1 ttl=48 time=119.579 ms
    64 bytes from 95.154.254.10: icmp_seq=2 ttl=48 time=117.701 ms
     
  16. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Keep checking with ServerComplete. They frequently get more in and offer them for a short period. I'm still waiting to catch another L5639 available to grab (will migrate one of my 5520's over to it and then install CloudLinux on the 5520).
     
  17. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    That's pretty quick @Brogan
    Can you ping my server (192.99.1.216) on your location?
     
  18. WSWD

    WSWD Well-Known Member

    You most definitely don't want lag if this is for a gameserver. You simply need to use multiple servers for multiple locations. A 2 second lag is nothing for a site; it will ruin a gameserver.
     
  19. Eoj Nawoh

    Eoj Nawoh Active Member

    We already have a UK/EU based server, we're just looking to convert a few of our US servers from running through hosts to one dedicated box, however, I'm having difficulty finding a decent unmanaged host. Some I do find, seem to be asking an awful lot of money for resources I could get much cheaper from a managed host.
     
  20. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    @Eoj Nawoh - act fast... looks like they have some back in stock ( both the 5520 and 5639's). I'm about to pull the trigger on another 5639.
     

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