WEB Dedicated server question v. Real Time

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  1. Ender0910

    Ender0910 woot!

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    This is not exactly a website related question but...

    I'm currently working on a multiplayer game. I'm looking around for dedicated server(s) to host this game.

    It's a 2D game, but it is meant to be real-time. Does anyone have experience looking for a dedicated server meant for gaming? Is there anything I should be looking for? Or will any general dedicated server do.

    Looking for a west coast server to start with. Any recommendations? My current web host (mt) is way too expensive to think about their dedicated solution.
     
  2. crazybenf

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    most hosting companies have dedicated gaming machines as well.


    check out theplanet.com
     
  3. Ender0910

    Ender0910 woot!

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    Thanks. The prices there look really good. Talked to a rep for a while too.

    Sucks they don't have a trial period. I'm not sure how the pings will be to Houston.
     
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    your bottleneck is going to be the database, you should look into a box for the DB and a box for apache
     
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    Network latency has never been an issue with any of my boxes @ the planet.


    I even host a few VOIP servers there. Clients are in US(FL,NY,PA,Ca), PR, Thailand, and the Philippines. No issues.. and VOIP is the ultimate latency test.
     

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