In any case, I hope that you'll have some free GMod servers going around soon. I think it's pretty cool that you're doing this for us.
Darksoul, I feel like I would walk into your house and you would just have servers piled to the ceilings.
Yup offering small terraria servers now. Going to add that and a lot of other games to the list in the next two weeks :)
Whoops Minecraft servers are now 75% off first month / 25% off recurring cycles due to summer sale.
I'm so nice!
As a side note lots of changes coming soon to the free offerings - new servers/etc. I'm going to be putting in a system so you can get a free server for 24 hours / week or if you're looking for long term hosting you can also do that.
So wait, are you giving away free servers for as long as the server is populated, or is it just a set amount of time?
so wait, how do you judge if its "populated"? players 24/7? I mean, you might have a server in which people crowd to join in the daytime and abandon at night...
In addition, what if the server is packed one day but empty the next? And then the day after that it is packed again?...
six hour lets play servers consisting of Minecraft, Terraria, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2 and Killing Floor.
I'm trying to find other games for this so please make some suggestions. There is no limitation on this regarding Facepunch and anyone will be able to pick one of these up at any point in time.
will you host beta servers when Linux actually launches?
Come on guys hit me. I want to give out a large server with an active playerbase. Anything is available - PM me and make your request. I'd be willing to shove a 8GB minecraft server your way if you actually had the playerbase.
I may even be able to give you a dedicated server if it will be used
Request away and don't be afraid!
*Wishes he had a playerbase*
Top tier Xeon E3 or E5-16XX CPU
8GB(or more) Ram
1Gb network -
Hardware firewall, preferably with DPI (deep packet inspection).
I could populate a server if it was to those specs, as that is what I currently lease. But then again this is supposed to be for communities starting up :).
Although this post was more of a jest, I would like to ask how a host even survives with Gmod these days without some hardware firewall configurations. I only know of 1 host with utilises a decent DPI firewall, one that allows user submitted ACLs, which isn't really cheap to run on a grand scale.
I don't run DPI on my UK services, but we do have some fun firewall configs, but life is so much easier with it on our US boxes.
and the only issue about starting a community is the fact that it's difficult to obtain a playerbase, so it seems
getting the actual server itself is a small portion of the problem
I personally don't think it's that difficult to obtain a playerbase, I had a server up for about an hour or two once to test a theory and it was nearly half full and started gaining people the second I opened it. Believe it or not but I had people come in and tell me the server was perfect for them and whatever their needs were (mainly because I wasn't that restrictive of what people could use, unlike some servers), although it fell flat because it was unreliable as it was hosted on a low-grade VPS. I think you just need to know how to run it, I'm not boasting but if you appeal to players I think your server will catch their attention, maybe not straight away but over time you may form some kind of playerbase if you're reliable enough and don't have stupid admins, title and actually come across as being mature and in control without abusing that control. The screenshot below was taken when it started filling up.
JokerIce is a perfect example of this working.
I guess he had to stop though since it stopped out of the blue?
Anyway, I'm looking into DDoS mitigation services right now as a option for my clients. Limestone is great at stopping attacks but it's not something I want to burden them with in the long run. It's not a huge concern for me at the moment though since I can just null route the IP being hit (which sucks, but we're talking about someone only paying $21/month for a 32 slot server on gmod. By no means should you expect the host to put up with that kind of attack at that low price.)
Most of the GSP out there (and yes even VPS providers) still use older hardware, and that's understandable since it's a hassle to upgrade and if they colocate expensive. The E3 series blows the crap out of the X3440-X3470 and the V2 of the E3's are significantly faster then the first generation.
But yes it's incredibly easy to get players - all it takes is a decent server and decent administration that is actually on the server.
How would an SVN updater/FastDL system work? I remember it being relatively easy to use on a VPS but I'm just wondering how it would compare with this system, if there's an automated service or I would have to set it up manually through FTP or the like.
I don't want to be obligated to have active players which was my main reason for not taking you up on your very generous offer incase my theory falls flat this time, I also wouldn't want it to randomly go down one day without any notice and don't have the time to manage it in a consistent way at this time. By paying I can pretty much ensure that I'll have continued and active service regardless since I'm actually paying.
There really isn't much I can do to add a SVN updater since TC-Admin 2.0 is closed source. Sorry man :/
If you've got the time it can be added by using the install script method so when a mod is installed via the mod manager it runs the relevant SVN creation CMD lines.
The only downside to this method is that until they add a "Update" button the user would have to Uninstall then install the addon again to get the latest version of the SVN.
I didn't think the V2 was that much more powerfull, 5-10% at a push is what I read. I run all my servers on the E3 generation with HT turn off currently, I was going to wait for the new cores next year to upgrade.
I might ask NFO if they have any V2 boxes coming in soon though and swap my VDS(VPS) hardware over.
holy shit, you bumped my 10 slot psw to 40 slot out of the blue?
although probably a mistake, if not, thank you mate.
sounds good to me
Now isn't that worth the $28?
If anyone needs a free 1GB MC server and has a community PM me.