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    Best VPS for video game servers

    What is best VPS for video games (counter strike 1.6, Minecraft etc).I am planing to open server with capacity of players up to 100, give me some cheap options

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    • MasonRMasonR Member

      @MikeA with ExtraVM. Awesome quality, good pricing, fantastic support. Couldn't recommend more.

      You can probably find cheaper options out there, but you'll quickly learn why they're so cheap.

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    • MikeAMikeA Member, Provider
      edited October 7

      If you get a VPS with me by chance you should get the VPS in Dallas since that uses Ryzen 3900X since that has 3x the cores on the host. Getting one of the "KVM Game" plans isn't ideal since those use i7-7700K's and you're basically sharing 4 cores on the host system, and for Minecraft and CS that's probably not the best.

      If you actually expect 100 players you should just get a dedicated server though...

    • jlayjlay Member
      edited October 7

      CPU frequency tends to matter more for gameservers, I'd favor fewer faster cores over multiple slower ones. A good balance of threads and instructions per clock is ideal.

      Minecraft is way harder to run than goldsrc games like 1.6, it will eat buckets of memory and CPU if you let it. I haven't run a server for either of these in years, but I seem to recall Minecraft was also very heavy on disk I/O - a lot of people ran their 'world' in memory and just saved it to disk periodically. Aiming for SSD over traditional mechanical storage would probably help

      A VPS isn't great because you're sharing CPU time - hopefully the provider gives users a fair share and doesn't let people capitalize on things too much. A dedicated server helps with this, but generally for the same money it would be several generations older than what would be running say a comparably priced VPS, so it's a bit of a trade

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    • MikeAMikeA Member, Provider

      @jlay said:
      CPU frequency tends to matter more for gameservers, I'd favor fewer faster cores over multiple slower ones. A good balance of threads and instructions per clock is ideal.

      Are you talking about VPS or dedicated servers? CPU frequency doesn't matter if there's 20 VPS running on those four cores trying to share them all. You're always going to get better performance on 12 cores that are shared among the same amount of VPS unless you're an IdleHost.

    • jlayjlay Member
      edited October 7

      @MikeA said:

      @jlay said:
      CPU frequency tends to matter more for gameservers, I'd favor fewer faster cores over multiple slower ones. A good balance of threads and instructions per clock is ideal.

      Are you talking about VPS or dedicated servers? CPU frequency doesn't matter if there's 20 VPS running on those four cores trying to share them all. You're always going to get better performance on 12 cores that are shared among the same amount of VPS unless you're an IdleHost.

      Just in general, game servers tend to favor higher clocks (or better IPC, instructions per clock) wherever they're run. A VPS is a better 'buy' in the sense that you likely get access to a faster core for the same money, but as you mentioned, it's shared.

      Depending on the budget it may make sense to get a VPS or a dedicated server, there are tradeoffs to either approach. For high capacity servers I'd prefer the consistency of dedicated, but the budget may make a VPS make more sense.

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    • Take a look at Netcup rootservers. Dedicated cores and solid performance.

    • @MasonR said:
      @MikeA with ExtraVM. Awesome quality, good pricing, fantastic support. Couldn't recommend more.

      You can probably find cheaper options out there, but you'll quickly learn why they're so cheap.

      Yeah i know, so it will be better to save up more money and get better VPS, thanks

    • Nfoservers

    • @AlexJones said:
      Nfoservers

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    • Contabo gives you great performance for the price.

    • GoonGoon Member

      It does sound like you need a dedicated server depending on which game and player count. I would suggest ExtraVM as well. I used them to host a couple Minecraft servers with the new ryzens and experience was great

    • Don't go with vps for games, get a nice cheap dedicated server instead.

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