1. Post #1
    Dennab
    July 2013
    215 Posts
    I am trying to move my community to a Windows VPS. What install of Windows will work?

    Windows 2003 Standard R2 (32bit & 64bit) +$10.00/month
    Windows 2003 Enterprise R2 (32bit & 64bit) +$30.00/month
    Windows 2008 Web Edition (32bit & 64bit) +$0.00/month
    Windows 2008 Standard (32bit & 64bit) +$35.00/month
    Windows 2008 Enterprise (32bit & 64bit) +$45.00/month
    Windows 2008 Datacenter (64bit) +$75.00/month
    Windows 2008 Web R2 (64bit) +$0.00/month
    Windows 2008 Standard R2 (64bit) +$35.00/month
    Windows 2008 Enterprise R2 (64bit) +$45.00/month
    Windows 2008 Datacenter R2 (64bit) +$75.00/month
    Windows 2012 Standard (64bit) +$35.00/month
    Windows 2012 Datacenter (64bit) +$75.00/month
    Windows 2012 Essentials (64bit) +$10.00/month

  2. Post #2
    Gold Member
    Spyster's Avatar
    October 2009
    173 Posts
    Any of them?

    Edited:

    As long as you can get SteamCMD on the VPS and transfer/reinstall all your stuff, any of them will do.
    although, I think the Standard versions are probably the best to go for.
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  3. Post #3
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    July 2011
    763 Posts
    i recommend Windows 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 for running gmod servers.
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  4. Post #4

    June 2013
    77 Posts
    I also recemend Windows 2008 R2. My friend has a VPS on that and he loves it.

  5. Post #5
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    dingusnin's Avatar
    February 2010
    2,001 Posts
    Please don't make the mistake of using windows as a platform for running servers. Sure, The GUI functionality is great, But you will get better performance and manageability with a Linux Distro. The other advantage is that Linux is free to use.

    But if you have your heart set on windows, Any version will do. Windows 2008 R2 is a safe choice if you don't have prior experience though.
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  6. Post #6
    Dennab
    July 2013
    215 Posts
    I went with Windows 2012 Standard.

    I used Linux before hand but it had two issues:

    1) Steamcmd would not work.
    2) Some gamemodes will not run.
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  7. Post #7
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    Dennab
    September 2008
    9,837 Posts
    Please don't make the mistake of using windows as a platform for running servers. Sure, The GUI functionality is great, But you will get better performance and manageability with a Linux Distro. The other advantage is that Linux is free to use.

    But if you have your heart set on windows, Any version will do. Windows 2008 R2 is a safe choice if you don't have prior experience though.
    If you're going to use linux, don't go with something like Ubuntu or Debian. Use a real server OS, like CentOS or Arch. It's harder, but it'll give you better performance than either Windows or Ubuntu.
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  8. Post #8
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    April 2008
    655 Posts
    If you're going to use linux, don't go with something like Ubuntu or Debian. Use a real server OS, like CentOS or Arch. It's harder, but it'll give you better performance than either Windows or Ubuntu.
    what's wrong with Debian?

    Edited:

    better yet, how is Arch a server OS in any sense of the term

  9. Post #9
    itty-bitty pretty kitty
    Dennab
    September 2008
    9,837 Posts
    what's wrong with Debian?

    Edited:

    better yet, how is Arch a server OS in any sense of the term
    While debian isn't awful, it's a bit too bloated for a server. Better than Ubuntu at least.

    Arch is a minimal linux distribution, which is great if you're trying to save RAM and hard drive space. It's not meant for servers but it's not a bad choice. CentOS is really the way to go in terms of Linux servers though.
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