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VPS 2

Post by Midnight Rambler » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:10 am

I'm quite curious about the whole VPS idea.

What would the minimum requirements be to run a YSF and/or TS3 server on one of these? Are they hard to configure/run consistently? Would they be able to run a relatively lag free/high player server? I've never heard of a VPS server and, if the price/need is right, I'll consider renting one for YSF - should be a bit faster than my server :lol:
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Re: VPS

Post by decaff_42 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:17 pm

If you wanted a server that could accommodate everyone, one largish map with different sections would make this possible. There could be three or four largish islands that have bases or airports depending on what type of island it was. The combat section would have air defenses, but possibly only AA guns to avoid missiles going after overflying civilian aircraft, and plenty of other ground objects to be attacked.

Any civ aircraft over a certain altitude would be considered in "Safe" Airspace and rule would prevent it from being shot down by other players. I'd suggest 15,000 ft, but that could go higher.

The naval section would be on the opposite side of the combat islands from the civilian islands, helping shield the civ planes from missiles. The dat of the ships could be modified to adjust the sensor range to keep over flying planes from being shot down. (Not sure if this is possible, but just a thought)

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Re: VPS 2

Post by Shutter » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:39 pm

nvm I didn't look at post dates. I was actually just acting on what I thought was welshy's thread (the original)

sorry rambler.

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Re: VPS 2

Post by Maroon 5 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:57 pm

Does anyone have the money to rent a dedicated server for $50 a month?
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Re: VPS 2

Post by Midnight Rambler » Tue May 01, 2012 12:03 am

Money is the easy bit. Like I said, I'm thinking of renting one to replace the 42South server.

I'm just curious as to how easy they are to manage/set up for YSF. Also wondering what sort of speeds would be needed to run a relatively lag free server.

Anyone know?
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Re: VPS 2

Post by Maroon 5 » Tue May 01, 2012 12:24 am

I don't know... maybe twice or 3 times your current 42S speed?
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Re: VPS 2

Post by Midnight Rambler » Thu May 03, 2012 11:08 am

I've found a host with a good reptation in Australia. Actually, seems really good.

The reason I'm sticking to a local business rather than looking overseas is because of the phone support... That's about it.

Now, I need some advice.

What should I look at; Linux or Windows?

Windows server specs:
$25/month
Choice of OS
1 core
20gb disk space
50gb bandwidth
512mb RAM Guaranteed
Hypervisor: Hyper-V or VMWare
1 IP address

Linux server specs:
$9/month
Choice of OS - Centos5, Centos6, Debian 5, Debian 6, Fedora core 14, Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS), Ubuntu 10.10
1 core
20gb disk space
30gb bandwidth
512mb RAM Guaranteed
Hypervisor: Virtuozzo, xen, VMWare
1 IP address

Through the VPS I'll try and host a TS3 and YSF server 24/7. Should save my power bill :lol:

Both servers have root access which allows me to run game servers.

I'm looking at approximately 20mbps (megabits) connectivity. Which should be heaps considering I run my server at 1mbps.

My problem is that I know absolutely nothing about Linux. Should I just go with windows?
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Re: VPS 2

Post by Flake » Thu May 03, 2012 12:16 pm

Contract or not?

Do NOT sign into anything until you know the latency and jitter.

If you get 20mps down, that's shit all if you can't get half the damned packets through. :?
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Re: VPS 2

Post by Gunny » Thu May 03, 2012 1:39 pm

And always,always look for the fine print and disclaimers.
Those are the items that come up to bite you later in a contract.
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Re: VPS 2

Post by Shiny Rice » Thu May 03, 2012 2:32 pm

I can tell from personal expirience that a connection reaches the top speeds very rarely. I have contracted 10 Mbps and the last test I did it gave me 8.5 Mbps.
So you also have to have that in account, but with that top speed, I don't think you have any trouble, except for what Flake and Gunny said.
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Re: VPS 2

Post by Midnight Rambler » Fri May 04, 2012 3:43 am

Flake wrote:Contract or not?

Do NOT sign into anything until you know the latency and jitter.

If you get 20mps down, that's shit all if you can't get half the damned packets through. :?
No contracts. Able to pay for a much as you use through either monthly, 3 monthly, etc... I'm thinking that for 25 bucks, it's worth testing for a month.

I've been in touch with their sales department and they have been very helpful.

Keep you posted.

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Re: VPS 2

Post by Shutter » Fri May 04, 2012 3:45 am

Nice. I might look into starting one of these myself.

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Re: VPS 2

Post by Gunny » Fri May 04, 2012 4:09 am

That might be one way for me to get the tri-Angle on a server. :lol:
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Re: VPS 2

Post by Midnight Rambler » Mon May 07, 2012 8:38 am

Okie Dokey.

I've bought the server, currently set up and I'm just putting some packs on it to test login speeds. I'll let you know what sort of times I get. Through speedtest.net I got this speed range.

I'll swap IP's over tonight :)

-- Mon May 07, 2012 7:40 pm --

Ok.

With about 10 packs installed (RPFS, 171, Wics, RAAF, etc...) It took me less than 10 seconds to log in.
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Re: VPS 2

Post by Shutter » Mon May 07, 2012 12:34 pm

gigitty.

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Re: VPS 2

Post by Maroon 5 » Tue May 08, 2012 9:29 pm

Windows? And is it running YS yet?
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Re: VPS 2

Post by Midnight Rambler » Tue May 08, 2012 11:01 pm

Yep.

IP is rpfs.dyndns.org I added a ton more packs as well.
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Re: VPS 2

Post by decaff_42 » Tue May 08, 2012 11:32 pm

Sweet,
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Re: VPS 2

Post by Midnight Rambler » Tue May 08, 2012 11:49 pm

Yep.

I.. ahh..... forgot to turn YSF on yesterday hence the reason it was offline :P

A TS3 server should be up and running in a little while.
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Re: VPS 2

Post by Shutter » Wed May 09, 2012 4:20 am

A little 171st stress testing showed that so long as the clients have good internet speeds as well, this is ten times better than a normal server.

Awesome stuff rambler.

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