Unmetered line VPS
Ok, so I am re-doing my request for a VPS a bit.
Chris from ChicagoVPS quoted me $40 for a 50Mbit VPS. I've discussed it with the other guy helping with my site and he agreed it may be too much, considering the community is a gaming community between a few friends and not a widely-accessible site, so I am looking for a new provider with an unmetered line.
Here is what I'm looking for:
10-50Mbit unmetered (lower price the better)
East coast US or Midwest US preferred
Budget: $10-30 a month range
The main hosted content would include a gaming website along with a few gameservers (Mainly a Team Fortress 2 server, along with maybe a Minecraft if resources are available).
EDIT: The unmetered line is for future growth along with ensuring we don't have an overage.
The support is not very good so make sure you can manage without support, But for $10/mo you got 60GB DISK, 1GB of RAM, 2TB bandwidth (I'm sure that's enough for a game server), Xen, and it's central (Kansas city)
Oh gawd! Why virpus!
@Shane why not kimsufi btw?
I have sent you a PM.
I'm aware the company has a terrible reputation, but I have used it for game servers, just a suggestion.
That's if he can't find anything else.
You should really be looking at a 100mbps / 1gbps if your running a game server unless you find a specific location close to your location and community members. As far as I know minecraft is RAM intensive so if you optimise your web server you might be able to just fit that in for a 5-10slot server? Not too sure as I haven't really looked into gameservers.
Virpus is pretty ok, until you need support. For some reason you need to be extremly precise in what you need to be done if you want the support to be able to help you on their first try.
Minecraft is a "possibly" option at this point.
And the servers won't be too slot-heavy (6 to 12 slots).
Thanks for the mention @Taz_NinjaHawk. Gonna take myself out of the running for game servers though
Yes! I think all your customers (including me) will thank you for that
I love VPSCHEAP.net
They can do custom plans aswell, and are fair. +1 support. I believe the VPSs are located in Illinois.
I have 1TB Bandwith with EaseVPS.. runing a Private WoW server there, but actually isn't mine.. I just pay for it.. as far as I know EaseVPS' uptime is not good
We do provide it but its more than $7/month
In North Carolina, 1 MB/s (which is roughly 10 Mbit/s, if I'm not wrong)
You can definitely redo those specs and that budget for Minecraft. Minecraft is fairly low on bandwidth consumption compared to a lot of "normal" VPS uses. Check our out McMyAdmin options for OpenVZ at RamNode if you have time.
I have a client I know runs 2 16 slot TF2 servers and consumes under 500gb of traffic per month, and under 512mb of ram, so maybe you are shooting yourself in the foot with your wantlist.
Found one. Thanks for the offers guys.
May I ask whom it was?
These specs are achievable for $7 from the same company quoting you $40 for an unmetered 10-50mbit line which actually removes bandwidth from your plan.
Not quite, 10mb/s unmetered is equal to 3TB/month, 50mb/s is closer to 15TB per month, so it's actually a lot more bandwidth. I agree it is unnecessary for a gameserver, especially starting out, I'd be looking for a couple TB on a gb/s port with the ability to upgrade or purchase cheap bandwidth.
Closer to 8, rule of thumb is for every 8mbps = 1 MBps, 10mb/s would be closer to 1.2MB/s at full utilization.
Yes it does, that's the entire point of unmetered bandwidth.
That's why they're 100mb/s ports, 100 megabits per second.
50mbit = ~6.25MB/s
50MB = 400mbits
50Mbps == 50Mb/s != 50MB/s
Note the capitalization on the B. (B = Byte; b = bit)
mb/s does not exist. mb/s = millibits per second, you cannot have a fraction of a bit.
Yes you do want to be proper about it, 10mbps = 3TB while 10MBps is almost 25TB. I have never seen megabytes written in shorthand without a capital B. i.e. MB, while 100 megabits per second should be written as Mbit/s(Mb/s), I have always seen mb/s, without the capital M, for the shorthand even though it's not entirely correct. Maybe we should learn a leason and never use mb/s for anything, stick to Mbit/s or MB/s.
Either way, the point of my original post was to say that an "unmetered 10-50mbit line" is equal to more then 1.5TB of bandwidth.
The case of B is the key to this debate...
Yes, but most DC's bill 95%tile so we could give you 1mbps and that's 3.3tb on paper, but in reality it could just end up being a few hundred gigs. you're asking for 50Mbps which could be much more.
I've seen that bandwidth is very expensive in USA and not only. Is very hard for a USA provider to offer unmetered bandwidth at a low price. I believe that they are trying to make their plans in that way that you could not consume large bandwidth (for the plans with low prices). I'm not sure if it helps, especially for gameservers, but there are providers in Europe that can afford giving large bandwidth at low prices.
Mega, Kilo.. Metric system. We DON'T USE IT, as long as we use Kilo for 1024, not for 1000. End of discussion.
1Mbps is ~330GB per month, one way
10Mbps is ~3.3TB per month, one way
So much math fail in this thread.