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Few things I want to know before buying

Post by Jackylmao » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:33 pm

So I am planning on buying csgo server for 40slots how mush will it cost?
Web hosting thing do I need to set it up by myself and the data save at nfoserver or I chose where?
Do I get like basic stuff to setup csgo server because as you can see me I am kind noob :)
Do the free trial before or after I buy the server
I got more questions but I forgot them
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Re: Few things I want to know before buying

Post by soja » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:50 pm

Server pricing is on the order page, the maximum you can rent from NFO is 32 slots. If you want to run a higher slot count, you would need to get a VDS or dedi.

If you are talking about "fastdl" web hosting, you can either manually upload your files or use NFO's websync tool which automatically compresses and uploads your custom content to the website.

You get FTP to upload any files you want, and some Autoinstallers for easy sourcemod/metamod installation, among others.

The free trial is activated if you are a new customer on your first order. You need to enter your payment information, but you will not be charged until 48 hours has passed.

I hope that answers your questions. If you have any more please ask!
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Re: Few things I want to know before buying

Post by Jackylmao » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:11 pm

What the difference between game server and vps
If vps is better then witch core should I get? Want to run zombie escape server 40slots
40slots
What is the best OS for it
Should I add memory cards ssd cards? If yes how mush should I get prepaid bandwidth? And why?
Should I add another ip address? And why?
Thanks for replying also I would like simple answer or just tell me to get this or that

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Re: Few things I want to know before buying

Post by Edge100x » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:18 pm

For a single game server, I'd recommend going with the standalone option instead of a VDS. This ensures that you have the highest performance and simplifies your options and setup. You can switch to a VDS later, if you need to run multiple servers or just want to try something new.

I've changed the order page to allow 40 slots for CS:GO now.

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Re: Few things I want to know before buying

Post by theRadAleks » Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:54 pm

Why don't you guys offer up to 64 slots for CS:GO?

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Re: Few things I want to know before buying

Post by soja » Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:57 pm

theRadAleks wrote:Why don't you guys offer up to 64 slots for CS:GO?
Performance can't be guaranteed on any existing stock-speed hardware. Our 64 slot/64 tick CS:GO servers use 2 cores(200% CPU) and still don't have perfect fps on the E3-1271v3, even with non-stock performance tweaks that reduce CPU usage/bandwidth.
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Re: Few things I want to know before buying

Post by Stage4000 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:45 pm

64 slot servers are not supported via valve, they are available but they are not official valve servers, and offer sketchy performance at best.

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Re: Few things I want to know before buying

Post by advancebenjamin » Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:34 pm

soja wrote:
theRadAleks wrote:Why don't you guys offer up to 64 slots for CS:GO?
Performance can't be guaranteed on any existing stock-speed hardware. Our 64 slot/64 tick CS:GO servers use 2 cores(200% CPU) and still don't have perfect fps on the E3-1271v3, even with non-stock performance tweaks that reduce CPU usage/bandwidth.
How many of those CS:GO servers and others are you running on one E3-1271v3?

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Re: Few things I want to know before buying

Post by mananee » Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:49 am

This ensures that you have the highest performance and simplifies your options and setup.
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Re: Few things I want to know before buying

Post by soja » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:24 pm

advancebenjamin wrote:
soja wrote:
theRadAleks wrote:Why don't you guys offer up to 64 slots for CS:GO?
Performance can't be guaranteed on any existing stock-speed hardware. Our 64 slot/64 tick CS:GO servers use 2 cores(200% CPU) and still don't have perfect fps on the E3-1271v3, even with non-stock performance tweaks that reduce CPU usage/bandwidth.
How many of those CS:GO servers and others are you running on one E3-1271v3?
We run a variety of servers on our boxes, one of our Windows 1271v3 in Chicago currently peaks at 197 players and 59% CPU usage running GMOD/CS:GO servers.
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Re: Few things I want to know before buying

Post by advancebenjamin » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:30 pm

soja wrote:
advancebenjamin wrote:
soja wrote:
Performance can't be guaranteed on any existing stock-speed hardware. Our 64 slot/64 tick CS:GO servers use 2 cores(200% CPU) and still don't have perfect fps on the E3-1271v3, even with non-stock performance tweaks that reduce CPU usage/bandwidth.
How many of those CS:GO servers and others are you running on one E3-1271v3?
We run a variety of servers on our boxes, one of our Windows 1271v3 in Chicago currently peaks at 197 players and 59% CPU usage running GMOD/CS:GO servers.
How come your servers all have different IPs?

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Re: Few things I want to know before buying

Post by rlm850 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:17 am

advancebenjamin wrote:How come your servers all have different IPs?
You would want your servers to have different IPs!

You can take individual IPs a step further and apply "A" redirects to them (vanity URLs). You would then be able to connect to that specific server with a short, easy to remember URL, rather than the entire numerical IP address.

For example, instead of 192.168.1.1, you would connect to gg.yourclan.com

With multiple game servers on one IP but different ports, this would end up becoming css.yourclan.com:27015, css.yourclan.com:27016, etc. If there's only one server on that IP, the port does not have to be specified.

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On another note, when you have a VDS/DS here at NFO, one of two things are a factor.
Unmanaged VDS/DS - is assigned one IP by default. You pay for the rest individually. They may not be in the same network range, it depends on what's available.

Managed VDS/DS - has an IP address assigned to each individual server. They are almost similar, but normally in the same range. To make them look a bit more organized, and in the same range, you could create a few more instances of that type until you get the IP address you desire. You then want to erase these packages, as they will be utilizing resources you could be otherwise using for a good purpose.

But, keep in mind, even after you erase those packages, you might get that IP address back that you passed by in the process (unless it was already assigned to another customer).

While the IP thing may be a bit inconvenient, it is definitely the least of most of NFOs customers worries that I've seen. No one really minds -- I don't either. I like my servers having their own IPs so I can assign them their own redirects instead of having to remember every single IP.

Of course, every NFO server already comes with a vanity URL. It will be something along the lines of "youridentifier.game.nfoservers.com".

tl;dr

Those are only two of GFLs game servers.. They have a plethora of game servers with many IPs all serving a different purpose, all hosted here at NFO. Why else do you think "No Lag" is in all their server titles? :p

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@soja - we have almost identical signatures.. haha

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