I’m looking into hosting at I3D.Net for our main server. We have some options:
- Colocation. We need to get our own HW. I’m looking for 2nd hand stuff: For example Dell 1850. Investment in the 100 – 200 euro ballpark. http://www.i3d-gameserver.de/colocation_rackspace.php Extra Small would mean 50 euro a month.
Advantages apart from price: complete ownership of HW, setup and test at home. Complete freedom of what we install. Disadvantages: HW costs and travel.
- Rent the server also; see http://www.i3d.net/dedicated-servers-root-servers.php> I think their Fasttrack 2 offering is the one we need, but it is pretty short on memory. 60 euro a month.
Advantages: Fast available. Complete freedom of what we install. Disadvantage: memory might be too little
- Rent the game server.
o 24 slot public debranded server costs 53 euro a month
o 26 slot public debranded server costs 57 euro a month
o 32 slot public debranded server costs 65 euro a month.
If we pay for 6 months ( at the start) we don’t have to pay the 50 euro setup costs. If we would move away completely from our current hosting party, we need to host the web site and teamspeak on another server as well. But both could run from my home server for free.
Advantages: Fast available. Disadvantages: not complete freedom. We have FTP access only to install mods.
Also check out : http://www.getgameservers.com/packages.php for package deals.
What do you think?