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Latency issues? pre-purchase question

Post by jakepbrown » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:01 pm

Hi all! So, at the moment I am renting a VPS from survivalservers.net or whatever (100 slot server) and it starts to lag and rubber band like crazy when just 30 players get on. So I was told NFO might be the way to go; but can anyone tell me from experience if a VDS would work well to host 40+ players? Anyone able to direct me to a NFO hosted Ark Server? (IP:PORT) to check it out?

I was thinking I'd go with the 8CPU/8GB Ram solution, add a 30gb SSD for OS/Game files, and another 4-8GB ram to ensure enough is available. I do not want to tell my users however that we're going to migrate and be in the same situation again. Any input is GREATLY appreciated.

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Re: Latency issues? pre-purchase question

Post by soja » Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:03 pm

ARK has very high CPU usage requirements, more than a VDS can provide. This is mainly due to the un-optimized nature of ARK still. I would not recommend a VDS for a large ARK server.

You are probably seeing rubber banding because even on extremely high end hardware, when ARK gets enough players it will use an entire CPU core. Your best bet would be an unmanaged dedi, but they can get pricey.
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Re: Latency issues? pre-purchase question

Post by jakepbrown » Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:27 am

So straight to the full machine is the best bet?has anyone by chance have any experience with them? (specifically hosting Ark?)

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Re: Latency issues? pre-purchase question

Post by TacTicToe » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:35 am

We host our Ark server on our full dedi box. It is installed on the SSD drive for a bit of a performance boost.

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Re: Latency issues? pre-purchase question

Post by jakepbrown » Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:36 am

TacTicToe wrote:We host our Ark server on our full dedi box. It is installed on the SSD drive for a bit of a performance boost.

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Do you think the SSD provided a large performance gain? Looks like at this point if I want to host a 'lag free' server my best best is a full dedicated machine.

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Re: Latency issues? pre-purchase question

Post by soja » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:28 am

jakepbrown wrote:
TacTicToe wrote:We host our Ark server on our full dedi box. It is installed on the SSD drive for a bit of a performance boost.

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Do you think the SSD provided a large performance gain? Looks like at this point if I want to host a 'lag free' server my best best is a full dedicated machine.
I'm not sure if it provides a performance gain, but ARK does have quite a bit of disk usage while online. NFO's best dedis offer SSD's standard, so you can't go wrong.
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