Edge100x wrote:We offer dedicated server configurations that appeal to a wide variety of customers. These dedicated servers are offered at the lowest prices that we can afford. They come with the guaranteed highest-quality bandwidth, a 100% SLA, our very high service levels, very good best-effort DDoS mitigation, and many other features that other companies can't match and which are important to those running game servers and other high-performance services.
Well, there's two things you do not offer.
[*] i7-4790k's which is stronger than your best dedicated offering by 8%.
[*] Streamlined specifications for reduced costs. The day source engine servers use x8 (400mb) more ram is when the extra ram will do more than eat money. And is it against terms of service to use 30TB of bandwidth as a migration farm to deflect ddos attacks on your website? You're paying for that extra bandwidth and there's no way game servers will ever come close to using it all up.
Stickz I rent 7 fully dedicated machines here, and there are many reasons I choose NFO over other hosts. Sure I could pay half the price somewhere else, but NFO makes up for the cost(and then some, especially with the recent price cuts. I bought the 1270's when they were $210+, now only $140?!?!). You don't sound like you rent a dedi, so I'll fill you in from my perspective, running multiple servers that are #1 in the world.
.(Here is a list, if you want: http://www.gametracker.com/search/?quer ... &order=ASC
Our busiest machine tears through over 16TB per month, and no, you're not overloading Internap or any transit provider with your 1 30 player server. Our other machines take around 10TB each. Each of our populated CS:GO servers use around 1GB ram, 16/32GB gives us flexibility to add servers as we want without worrying about it as a limitation since adding RAM to a machine would require physically changing the server and having a decent amount of downtime. Our custom files on the server use a ton of space as well. Unfortunately we have filled the 160GB, and 240GB SSDs NFO has with game server files on occasion. The ability to order a machine and have both HDD and SSD available is awesome, some games require high I/O, while others need a lot of space.
The option to have a dedicated server with 4GB ram is laughable, and pretty much makes me close any website that offers it. I usually see it as a way to advertise low prices, to get page views. The host looks like it has servers for x amount, but that comes with 4GB ram and 10Mbps bandwidth, yeah right, what are you going to do with that?
If you go managed, the dedis are an even better value. The control panel is something you would need to pay upwards of $20/m per server for, and I have yet to see a control panel that is better than NFO's, it sure is miles ahead of TCAdmin. IP addresses are also free on managed, so that is a big cost savings right there.
All of this, and I haven't even mentioned support, or free (D)DoS mitigation, which picks up a lot of game-specific attacks that other, non-specialized hosts don't detect and require an extra fee up to hundreds of dollars.