Thank you. This idea is born out of people like me who enjoy having a clan, but don't need ridiculous amounts of machine power such as 3-4+ cores and craploads of memory to run just a few small game servers 8-10-12 slots of games like COD and other older ones that we're still interested in playing for a smaller clan and not have to rent several stand-alone servers, and have control over the box enough to install what's wanted, yet benefit from being an NFO customer long enough to keep paying for servers to play on.$atanic $pirit wrote:DJF-1975 does have a valid point here.
Maybe NFO do need to offer managed service on a lower core requirement than windows managed. Limiting everything to one IP, and a managed service for a Linux 2-3 core VDS can be attractive to customers, but at same time keeping the cost for NFO in check as well. Given that the performance guarantee have to be voided in this case, but its a good middle ground to retain the customers who are mad at Windows price hike. After all the only people who would complain are the ones running lower tier packages and to them windows cost is not justified.
I have a killer dedicated connection of 300Mbps/30Mbps down dedicated fiber with static IP, which allows me to host everything I rent here at my house stand alone without having to pay for servers. Now while that bandwidth it adequate for several smaller servers, if I ever (we as a clan rather) grow larger then to have a box already (VDS) with NFO makes sense as I can have it upgraded it later instead of constantly cancelling and switching stand alone servers around like I've been forced to do due to lack of funding from being a smaller clan, and take advantage of even more bandwidth BY using the smaller price point VDS servers, with convenience of managed hosting and actually be able to afford it when I'm already paying $150 a month for that kind of internet at home etc. (which won't change. if you could get downloads at 30+ MBps (NOT Mbps) per second like me why wouldn't you? )
I adore being an NFO customer and I have nothing but compliments for you guys, I'm certainly HAPPY that you're working on single-ip hosting solutions for VDS's That's REALLY good news!
Thanks for keeping dialogue with your customers and everything else you do for us NFO!