WEB hosting game servers on a dedi

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  1. sheep561

    sheep561 OT Supporter

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    I want to rent a dedicated to host steam game servers. I will be hosting for customers and the servers must be running at optimal performance. What's the best way to figure out how much ram and bandwidth I'm going to need? I have no idea how many player slots one server can handle. I need to calculate the monthly cost of the dedicated and compare it to how much I'll be charging per player slot. I'd like to figure this out before I invest in this. Any suggestions?
     
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    i used to work part time for a gsp a few years ago.
    there is a lot of info here about steam game servers.

    http://srcds.com

    i will tell you, the gameserver market is really saturated. many customers are looking for the best deal and will likely go with larger providers.

    as for the OS, i would recommend linux. maybe centos. you wll need an automated setup script to get the servers to your customers quickly after they pay.

    good luck.
     
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    Thanks for the resource, it's extremely helpful.

    I'm not looking to make a killing, it's more for fun and experimenting than profit. I don't want to be losing money either though. :)
     
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    I recently took a small one over and it hasn't been easy so far. We're barely keeping afloat and we have ridiculously low prices. We can talk about my setup etc. if you're interested.
     

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