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mirocmiroc Member
edited December 2020 in Help

Hello everyone,

I am planning on switching hosting providers, as I am not quite satisfied with the quality the current one. My VPS is down every 5-6 hours because "a neighbour VPS gets ddosed" and I am quite fed up with this as they have been unable to resolve this despite them claiming.

I would like to run a tf2 server, a csgo server (neither of these are popular nor would get loads of players) and two minecraft servers with the maximum slot of 20. Now 4 cores and 8gigs of ram has been doing well for me, in peak hours the servers only use around 5GB of ram.

However, none of the options I've considered seem to fit my needs which is:

  • At least 2 vCPU
  • 4-8GB of ram
  • 50GB of storage
  • EU location
  • At least minimal ddos protection.
  • under 12euros vat included.

When looking through my options I considered the following hosts, as these are the names I am the most familiar with:

Contabo: I've mostly seen bad reviews about them, especially concerning their hidden fees, non-existant tech support team and awfully oversold cpus with limited ssd speed. The oversold cpu concerns me the most, because 6 cores sound really good but if 50% of it is stolen then it's all worthless. On the other hand does it even matter for a server that has around 20-25 players?

OVH: Non-existant support, too pricey for 2vcpu and 4gb of ram.

Hetzner: I have rented a vps from them in the past and after an hour of running it got ddosed so I had to ask for a refund. Not sure about how things are now.

Netcup: Their billing and cancellation stuff seems a bit sketchy to me. The VPS prices seem good but the ToS prohibits extensive CPU usage (which the two mc server would very much breach) and I need to sign a contract period of at least 12 months..

Hostika: Quite cheap lithuanian host, Shared 100mbps per node really concerns me, but the prices are at least managable and they provide a promo code to get 50% off of my first pay.

Do you know about any hosting providers who you think would fit my needs and you had a positive experience with? Or which one should I choose from these options?

I know that there are several offers on this, but I am trying to find a legitimate service provider, not some sketchy deals.

Thank you.

Comments

  • thedpthedp Member
    edited December 2020

    ExtraVM.

    (edit) Might not fit your budget but recommended if you're hosting games.

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  • @thedp said:
    ExtraVM.

    (edit) Might not fit your budget but recommended if you're hosting games.

    Thank you, I looked into it. It does in fact not fit my budget, unfortunately. :/

  • thedpthedp Member
    edited December 2020

    Maybe @seriesn (NexusBytes) can help you.

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  • seriesnseriesn Member, Top Provider
    edited December 2020

    @thedp said:
    Maybe @seriesn (NexusBytes) can help you.

    Thanks for the mention bro but budget is way too tight :( and we aren’t about the public gameserver life :(

  • Check out kts24.com, you should find something good for yourself :)

  • dfroedfroe Member, Provider

    Your budget is indeed a bit tough. But if you are happy with OVH network, you may PM me for a custom plan. I do have limited ressources available in their Limburg DC (1ms from Frankfurt).

    it-df.net: IT-Service David Froehlich | Individual network and hosting solutions | AS39083 | RIPE LIR services (IPv4, IPv6, ASN)

  • @dfroe said:
    Your budget is indeed a bit tough. But if you are happy with OVH network, you may PM me for a custom plan. I do have limited ressources available in their Limburg DC (1ms from Frankfurt).

    He doesn't like OVH support or pricing, plus doesn't OVH suffer from internal DoS attacks that they don't do anything about?

  • dfroedfroe Member, Provider
    edited December 2020

    @TimboJones said:
    He doesn't like OVH support or pricing, plus doesn't OVH suffer from internal DoS attacks that they don't do anything about?

    Well, support and pricing may vary in some cases if you are considering a provider offering services on rented OVH gear. It may be more cost-efficient, better support regarding the vps service, but experience may also be vice versa, sure.

    Lacking DDoS protection within OVH network might be a point worth noticing (if OP is suffering from internal DDoS). I have heard about this, but am unaware where exactly OVH VACs are sitting, on the edge of each datacenter or only towards the outside of the whole OVH backbone.

    it-df.net: IT-Service David Froehlich | Individual network and hosting solutions | AS39083 | RIPE LIR services (IPv4, IPv6, ASN)

  • ViridWebViridWeb Member, Provider

    For that price i think PHP-FRIENDS can do it. However don't know if they provide gameservers.

    You can contact them directly

    Good luck

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  • MikeAMikeA Member, Provider

    If your server being taken down briefly due to DDoS on other VPS clients on the system is an issue, you need a dedicated server really. There is no way to avoid this as a host unless you have access to really great DDoS filtering (which isn't possible with VPS at your budget) or the host is connected at like 40G, which might be possible at your budget but not with DDoS protection.

    @dfroe said:
    but am unaware where exactly OVH VACs are sitting, on the edge of each datacenter or only towards the outside of the whole OVH backbone.

    VAC only filters traffic from outside their global network. So an OVH server in Australia can take down an OVH server in Canada with a DoS.

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  • @miroc said:
    Hello everyone,

    I am planning on switching hosting providers, as I am not quite satisfied with the quality the current one. My VPS is down every 5-6 hours because "a neighbour VPS gets ddosed" and I am quite fed up with this as they have been unable to resolve this despite them claiming.

    I would like to run a tf2 server, a csgo server (neither of these are popular nor would get loads of players) and two minecraft servers with the maximum slot of 20. Now 4 cores and 8gigs of ram has been doing well for me, in peak hours the servers only use around 5GB of ram.

    However, none of the options I've considered seem to fit my needs which is:

    • At least 2 vCPU
    • 4-8GB of ram
    • 50GB of storage
    • EU location
    • At least minimal ddos protection.
    • under 12euros vat included.

    When looking through my options I considered the following hosts, as these are the names I am the most familiar with:

    Contabo: I've mostly seen bad reviews about them, especially concerning their hidden fees, non-existant tech support team and awfully oversold cpus with limited ssd speed. The oversold cpu concerns me the most, because 6 cores sound really good but if 50% of it is stolen then it's all worthless. On the other hand does it even matter for a server that has around 20-25 players?

    OVH: Non-existant support, too pricey for 2vcpu and 4gb of ram.

    Hetzner: I have rented a vps from them in the past and after an hour of running it got ddosed so I had to ask for a refund. Not sure about how things are now.

    Netcup: Their billing and cancellation stuff seems a bit sketchy to me. The VPS prices seem good but the ToS prohibits extensive CPU usage (which the two mc server would very much breach) and I need to sign a contract period of at least 12 months..

    Hostika: Quite cheap lithuanian host, Shared 100mbps per node really concerns me, but the prices are at least managable and they provide a promo code to get 50% off of my first pay.

    Do you know about any hosting providers who you think would fit my needs and you had a positive experience with? Or which one should I choose from these options?

    I know that there are several offers on this, but I am trying to find a legitimate service provider, not some sketchy deals.

    Thank you.

    I think TheStack is good for you. They are running for VPS server just go through it

  • Mario-SFMario-SF Member, Provider

    You might want to check our VPS offers with 100Gbps included anti-ddos and UK location.
    KVM: https://sonicfast.io/vps-kvm.php
    OpenVZ 7: https://sonicfast.io/vps-ovz.php

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  • I will recommend going for TheStack. Right now they are providing New Year OFFER as well for VPS Server Hosting. Use this coupon code to avail the discount: NEWYEAROFFER25. Website: thestack.net

  • marvelmarvel Member, Provider

    I would most def. go with nfoservers. Their ddos protection and support is great.

    If you do annual billing it's $18.99 and you don't pay VAT if you're from EU. So after EUR/USD conversion it will be like EUR 15.

  • mirocmiroc Member

    Thank you all for the recommendations.

    I have already decided to go with Contabo. Sure it has it's quirks, but the support is amazing and for 5 euros a month 27% VAT included, I can't complain.:)

    My game servers have never been a victim of ddos attack.

    Thanked by 1Erisa
  • WSCallumWSCallum Member, Provider
    edited January 4

    If 4GB RAM suits we can do it in budget:
    4GB RAM, 80GB SSD, 4 Cores (AMD EPYC 7302P 3.0GHz) - This would come in at €10.50 per month hosted in AMS, NL. ORDER LINK

    If you can stretch the budget a little more the 6GB RAM package comes in at €16.13 per month.

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  • marvelmarvel Member, Provider

    @miroc said:
    Thank you all for the recommendations.

    I have already decided to go with Contabo. Sure it has it's quirks, but the support is amazing and for 5 euros a month 27% VAT included, I can't complain.:)

    My game servers have never been a victim of ddos attack.

    You mean not yet ;)

  • mirocmiroc Member

    @marvel said:

    @miroc said:
    Thank you all for the recommendations.

    I have already decided to go with Contabo. Sure it has it's quirks, but the support is amazing and for 5 euros a month 27% VAT included, I can't complain.:)

    My game servers have never been a victim of ddos attack.

    You mean not yet ;)

    I mean during the 2 years I have been hosting game servers.:)

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