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Looking for a i7/E3 game server East Coast USA (or any low latency to Europe)

TimTimTimTimTimTim Member
edited March 11 in Requests

Looking for something around $50 located in East Coast US or Canada (i.e. a stable ping to both the US and Europe). Hoping for at least 8 GB RAM and a stable (DDoS protected if possible) network.

Storage doesn't matter too much. SSDs preferred and size isn't too much of a hassle. :)

We were with ReliableServers (multiple dedis) and they had some Choopa routing issues which caused lag spikes and TCP time outs. SoYouStart then screwed us over with faulty motherboards (but, to be fair, the OVH network was pretty solid).

Would love to hear some budget alternatives?

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  • MasonRMasonR Member
    edited March 11

    I have a server with VortexNode that I host some game servers on that have treated me pretty well. They're based in Buffalo, NY, so latency to US and western Europe is good. I think they have some DDoS protection, albeit not capable of protecting against high volume attacks, but your safety net would be the additional 4 IPs you'll get.

    Check out their current deals over at their superdeals page : https://www.vortexnode.com/clients/cart.php?gid=10

  • MasonRMasonR Member

    Mentioning their friendly LET rep - @VortexMagnus

    Let me know if you'd like me to run any ping or speed tests from the box.

  • TimTimTimTimTimTim Member
    edited March 11

    @MasonR said: Mentioning their friendly LET rep - @VortexMagnus

    Let me know if you'd like me to run any ping or speed tests from the box.

    Sweet! Thanks, these look pretty ideal actually.

    Can you throw your box into http://www.locaping.com and let me know what the average is like to UK, US and France? :)

  • MasonRMasonR Member
    edited March 12

    @TimTimTim, sure thing.

    Here you go:
    US (Texas) - 51ms.
    UK (London) - 89ms.
    France (Paris) - 97ms

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  • Check out https://www.vortexnode.com/clients/cart.php?gid=10 for some of our clearance deals in Buffalo :)

    Thanks for the mention @MasonR

    VortexNode.com Affordable & Reliable Hosting - Shared, Reseller, VPS & Dedicated Servers

  • @VortexMagnus said: Check out https://www.vortexnode.com/clients/cart.php?gid=10 for some of our clearance deals in Buffalo :)

    Thanks for the mention @MasonR

    How much more to upgrade the 1240 to an SSD - or is it unchangeable?

  • Still open to other suggestions if anyone has any. Will buy something tomorrow.

  • I've been with ExtraVM for several months, the service has been solid so far. @MikeA

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  • MikeAMikeA Member, Provider

    @yashmaudhoo said: I've been with ExtraVM for several months, the service has been solid so far. @MikeA

    He's looking for dedicated, not VPS most likely. But since he brought up SoYouStart, he should have just dealt with the faulty hardware and let them replace it. They didn't "screw him" and it's his best choice for a fast CPU like the i7's.

    ExtraVM - DDoS Protected VPS
    OpenVZ & KVM - US, CA, FR, AU

  • @MikeA said:

    @yashmaudhoo said: I've been with ExtraVM for several months, the service has been solid so far. @MikeA

    He's looking for dedicated, not VPS most likely. But since he brought up SoYouStart, he should have just dealt with the faulty hardware and let them replace it. They didn't "screw him" and it's his best choice for a fast CPU like the i7's.

    I'm not sure how you can comment on the situation without any information regarding it? They didn't screw me out of money - it was the time spent on the phone to the technicians. They gave me almost 2 months compensation for their mistake. It was a failure on their side to diagnose the hardware issues, and fix them, over a long period of time.

  • MikeAMikeA Member, Provider
    edited March 12

    @TimTimTim said:

    @MikeA said:

    @yashmaudhoo said: I've been with ExtraVM for several months, the service has been solid so far. @MikeA

    He's looking for dedicated, not VPS most likely. But since he brought up SoYouStart, he should have just dealt with the faulty hardware and let them replace it. They didn't "screw him" and it's his best choice for a fast CPU like the i7's.

    I'm not sure how you can comment on the situation without any information regarding it? They didn't screw me out of money - it was the time spent on the phone to the technicians. They gave me almost 2 months compensation for their mistake. It was a failure on their side to diagnose the hardware issues, and fix them, over a long period of time.

    You said they screwed you over faulty hardware, since you didn't explain that I assumed you had a motherboard failure (like you said) and that was it, because lots of people complain about hardware replacements even though it's not something one can avoid :)

    Edit: Free 2 months is great.

    ExtraVM - DDoS Protected VPS
    OpenVZ & KVM - US, CA, FR, AU

  • FranciscoFrancisco Top Provider

    Do you need the whole node or just some high thread throughput? Our slices are awesome and are on 3.5Ghz CPU's. Price is $30.00/month + $3.00/month for IP's.

    https://buyvm.net/kvm-dedicated-server-slices

    Francisco

    BuyVM - OpenVZ & KVM Based / TUN + PPTP + FUSE+ SIT + GRE Support / Fully Managed / Anycast Support! / Stallion Control Panel
    BuyShared - Shared & Reseller Hosting / cPanel + Softaculous + CloudLinux / Pure SSD! / Free Dedicated IP Address
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  • @Francisco said: Do you need the whole node or just some high thread throughput? Our slices are awesome and are on 3.5Ghz CPU's. Price is $30.00/month + $3.00/month for IP's.

    https://buyvm.net/kvm-dedicated-server-slices

    Francisco

    Sweet! That also looks pretty promising actually. I'm flexible actually so it's not exclusively dedis. :)

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  • hawchawc Member

    I wouldn't touch VNs NY location as far as i could throw it. Network has very poor throughput, especially towards the EU

    Hosts I like: OVH GoMach5. Delimiter leaks personal information - Jack007 sucks Best VPS host: https://vps247.com - My posts are strictly my opinion, and not of my employers

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  • DH22DH22 Member
    edited March 12

    For around $50 and 8GB RAM I would try a VDS with nfoservers (NY). I can't remember what CPUs they use but you do get dedicated cores. Admittedly I did have some significant issues with nfoservers (Internap not having enough network capacity in NY location), but that was a couple years and should be long resolved by now. An 8 Core, 8GB VDS is $64 although you can bring the price down by picking a 4 or 6 core and adding additional RAM to it. SSD space is an additional cost to base prices too but won't add much cost if you only need a little bit of SSD storage. New customers get a 2 day trial for first VDS.

    I have tested many providers in north east USA as I require the best latencies for my game servers to USA and EU players and unfortunately the best tend to not have DDOS protection (luckily haven't had any need for it in my older, smaller game communities) and can be very expensive. My preferred hosts for best latency and reliability in north east USA are Steadfast (NJ), CenturyLink Cloud, and AWS in that order, all of which are way above $50 per month for 8GB RAM.

    OVH network is pretty bad for game servers in my experience. Probably fine for those near the server but bad latencies compared to many other hosts.

  • K4Y5K4Y5 Member
    edited March 12

    @hawc said: I wouldn't touch VNs NY location as far as i could throw it. Network has very poor throughput, especially towards the EU

    I have got a VN dedi that performs better than most dedis that I have tried in NY.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    CPU model            : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31220 @ 3.10GHz
    Number of cores      : 4
    CPU frequency        : 1606.671 MHz
    Total amount of ram  : 7976 MB
    Total amount of swap : 16327 MB
    System uptime        : 34days, 7:22:8
    Load average         : 0.07, 0.03, 0.00
    OS                   : Debian GNU/Linux 8
    Arch                 : x86_64 (64 Bit)
    Kernel               : 3.16.0-4-amd64
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Node Name                       IPv4 address            Download Speed
    CacheFly                        205.234.175.175         86.1MB/s
    Vultr, Tokyo, JP                108.61.201.151          5.02MB/s
    Linode, Tokyo, JP               106.187.96.148          12.5MB/s
    DO, Bangalore, IN               139.59.0.49             4.05MB/s
    Softlayer, Chennai, IN          169.38.65.84            5.74MB/s
    Vultr, Singapore, SG            45.32.100.168           3.57MB/s
    DO, Singapore, SG               128.199.90.252          3.84MB/s
    Linode, Singapore, SG           139.162.23.4            3.06MB/s
    Softlayer, Singapore, SG        119.81.28.170           5.39MB/s
    Leaseweb, Singapore, SG         103.254.153.18          7.50MB/s
    Softlayer, HongKong, CN         119.81.130.170          6.59MB/s
    Leaseweb, HongKong, CN          43.249.36.49            6.05MB/s
    Vultr, Sydney, AUS              108.61.212.117          3.88MB/s
    Softlayer, Sydney, AUS          168.1.1.212             3.40MB/s
    Softlayer, Melbourne, AUS       168.1.65.244            4.90MB/s
    Tele2, Gothenberg, SE           90.130.74.151           5.89MB/s
    Tele2, Kista, SE                90.130.74.149           8.24MB/s
    Softlayer, Milan, IT            159.122.128.84          13.7MB/s
    Prometeus, Milan, IT            37.247.53.10            291KB/s
    Tele2, Riga, LV                 90.130.74.113           7.69MB/s
    Tele2, Vilnius, LT              90.130.74.117           5.59MB/s
    Server.LU, Luxembourg, LU       94.242.192.2            25.0MB/s
    Tele2, Frankfurt, DE            90.130.74.155           4.91MB/s
    Vultr, Frankfurt, DE            108.61.210.117          7.70MB/s
    Linode, Frankfurt, DE           139.162.130.8           8.24MB/s
    Softlayer, Frankfurt, DE        159.122.69.4            333KB/s
    Leaseweb, Frankfurt, DE         37.58.58.140            7.21MB/s
    DO, Frankfurt, DE               46.101.236.127          7.41MB/s
    Vultr, Paris, FR                108.61.209.127          9.03MB/s
    OVH, Gravelines, FR             5.196.90.200            3.27MB/s
    OVH, Strasbourg, FR             5.135.128.81            342KB/s
    OVH, Roubaix, FR                188.165.12.106          4.72MB/s
    Online.Net, Paris, FR           62.210.18.40            17.0MB/s
    Tele2, Amsterdam, NL            90.130.74.153           14.6MB/s
    Vultr, Amsterdam, NL            108.61.198.102          10.5MB/s
    DO 2, Amsterdam, NL             178.62.180.186          28.7MB/s
    DO 3, Amsterdam, NL             188.166.111.128         28.5MB/s
    Leaseweb, Amsterdam, NL         5.79.108.33             8.85MB/s
    i3d, Amsterdam, NL              213.163.76.200          8.67MB/s
    Vultr, London, UK               108.61.196.101          11.6MB/s
    DO, London, UK                  138.68.141.25           9.73MB/s
    Linode, London, UK              176.58.107.39           8.36MB/s
    Softlayer, London, UK           5.10.97.132             20.2MB/s
    Softlayer, Mexico, MX           169.57.4.116            10.3MB/s
    Softlayer, Brazil, BR           169.57.128.148          7.87MB/s
    DO 1, NYC, USA                  162.243.175.118         47.4MB/s
    DO 2, NYC, USA                  104.131.206.249         57.5MB/s
    DO 3, NYC, USA                  45.55.79.255            105MB/s
    Vultr, New Jersey, USA          108.61.149.182          56.4MB/s
    Linode, Newark, USA             50.116.57.237           60.3MB/s
    Vultr, Illinois, USA            107.191.51.12           3.05MB/s
    Vultr, Atlanta, USA             108.61.193.166          24.1MB/s
    Linode, Atlanta, USA            50.116.39.117           13.3MB/s
    Vultr, Miami, USA               104.156.244.232         2.35MB/s
    Vultr, Washington, USA          108.61.194.105          14.3MB/s
    Softlayer, Seattle, USA         67.228.112.250          15.6MB/s
    Leaseweb, Washington, USA       108.59.10.97            2.45MB/s
    Vultr, Dallas, USA              108.61.224.175          15.8MB/s
    Linode, Dallas, USA             50.116.25.154           2.91MB/s
    Softlayer, Dallas, USA          173.192.68.18           27.4MB/s
    Leaseweb, Dallas, USA           209.58.153.1            19.5MB/s
    Vultr, Los Angeles, USA         108.61.219.200          8.89MB/s
    DO, San Francisco, USA          138.68.0.41             8.83MB/s
    DO, San Francisco, USA          104.236.129.165         26.6MB/s
    Linode, Fremont, USA            50.116.14.9             3.94MB/s
    Leaseweb, San Francisco, USA    209.58.135.187          8.23MB/s
    DO, Toronto, CA                 159.203.0.174           23.3MB/s
    OVH, Beauharnois, CA            192.99.19.165           10.1MB/s
    EastLink, Canada, CA            24.222.0.194            23.1MB/s
    Softlayer, Montreal, CA         169.54.124.180          46.1MB/s
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    I/O speed(1st run) : 87.4 MB/s
    I/O speed(2nd run) : 87.2 MB/s
    I/O speed(3rd run) : 87.5 MB/s
    Average I/O speed  : 87.3667 MB/s
    
  • I am looking for the same thing on the west coast preferable LA.

    @VortexMagnus do you have any of your VortexNode SuperDeals for the west?

  • MasonRMasonR Member

    @Macentrasher said: I am looking for the same thing on the west coast preferable LA.

    @VortexMagnus do you have any of your VortexNode SuperDeals for the west?

    If Magnus can't, @key900 might be able to do something for you.

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  • FranciscoFrancisco Top Provider

    @TimTimTim said:

    @Francisco said: Do you need the whole node or just some high thread throughput? Our slices are awesome and are on 3.5Ghz CPU's. Price is $30.00/month + $3.00/month for IP's.

    https://buyvm.net/kvm-dedicated-server-slices

    Francisco

    Sweet! That also looks pretty promising actually. I'm flexible actually so it's not exclusively dedis. :)

    Let me know if you want to test it out :)

    Francisco

    BuyVM - OpenVZ & KVM Based / TUN + PPTP + FUSE+ SIT + GRE Support / Fully Managed / Anycast Support! / Stallion Control Panel
    BuyShared - Shared & Reseller Hosting / cPanel + Softaculous + CloudLinux / Pure SSD! / Free Dedicated IP Address
  • @key900 let me know if you do.

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  • @Macentrasher said: I am looking for the same thing on the west coast preferable LA.

    @VortexMagnus do you have any of your VortexNode SuperDeals for the west?

    Get in touch via the website, I am sure that we can do something for you.

    VortexNode.com Affordable & Reliable Hosting - Shared, Reseller, VPS & Dedicated Servers

  • @VortexMagnus I submitted a ticket

  • key900key900 Member, Provider

    @Macentrasher said: @key900 let me know if you do.

    I PM you.

    Thanks

    *LetBox.Com Amazing Unmetered + DDoS-Shield Mitigation VPS and Dedicated Boxes.
  • IkoulaIkoula Provider

    Have you ever considered to take a server in europe ?
    Here is our looking glass server if you want to run some tests:
    http://lg.ikoula.com/

    Thomas - Community manager - ikoula.com

    hyperv vps /-/ xen cloud vm /-/ dedicated servers

  • TimTimTimTimTimTim Member
    edited March 17

    @Ikoula said: Have you ever considered to take a server in europe ?
    Here is our looking glass server if you want to run some tests:
    http://lg.ikoula.com/

    I can't ever find European hosts that can get "low" latency to West-US. That's why I like East-US as it's more central.

  • PhotonVPSPhotonVPS Member, Provider

    You'll want to be the East Coast to get equal latency to both regions.

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  • DH22DH22 Member

    @TimTimTim said:

    @Ikoula said: Have you ever considered to take a server in europe ?
    Here is our looking glass server if you want to run some tests:
    http://lg.ikoula.com/

    I can't ever find European hosts that can get "low" latency to West-US. That's why I like East-US as it's more central.

    150-160 is about is good as it can get to west coast from Europe (lowest latencies from hosts in London)

  • IkoulaIkoula Provider

    @TimTimTim have you ran tests on our looking glass ? how is it ? (i am interested in the results).

    Thomas - Community manager - ikoula.com

    hyperv vps /-/ xen cloud vm /-/ dedicated servers

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