Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: game server rental

  1. #1
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    40
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    game server rental

    Does anyone know of any good reliable game server companies that offer low cost, fast speed and reliable servers (i know i am asking a lot)?

    thinking of doing a 20 slot cs:cz or cs:source with teamspeak/ventrillo.

  2. #2
    Senior Member ajbrun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    York, England
    Posts
    4,840
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    25 times in 13 posts
    I know you're not an admin of the server, but do you know HEXUS already have a CS:S server?

    It's currently hosted by efrag, and their service is pretty good imo. They have very good customer service and since we've had the server at the beginning of the year, it's rarley been down. Game servers really don't come cheap though - I just had a quick look on efrags pricing page, and it seems that for the cheapest decent 66 tick CS:S server, you'll be looking at £474.61 for the year. I've not looked into the prcing of servers for quite sometime, but I think generally, there pretty much the same price.

    I don't know how low, low-cost is for you, but I think if you're going to rent a server, you may be better off with some friends chipping in too .

    Details for the HEXUS server are in my sig .

  3. #3
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    40
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    yup i did know hexus has their own server and i had played on it a few times.

    the reason i ask, is that me and a few friends actually rent a cz server for a while but the company will start to go in a different direction and will not rent their servers out anymore. i was wondering if anyone know of any good places to rent cz or cs:s servers.

    thanks for the tip on efrag - i will check them out !


  4. #4
    Registered+
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    If your in the UK try Jolt there fairly cheap, also the same server setup mentioned by ajbrun is only £405.60 per year But get TeamSpeak from someone else, otherwise you pay over the odds.

    Oh and I know it says for "Clans" but we rented a TFC server for a non clan server, never had any problem.
    Last edited by d3vil; 29-05-2006 at 12:20 AM.

  5. #5
    Senior Member ajbrun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    York, England
    Posts
    4,840
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    25 times in 13 posts
    We had a jolt server last year, and I think there was a problem with it, but I can't remember exactly what. I think it was probably a high ping problem. Out of efrag and jolt, I'd definatly got with efrag.

  6. #6
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    40
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    we are kind of favoring efrag now but we don;t have to decide till end of june but pref mid june

    so thanks everyone for the input

  7. #7
    Senior Member UltraMagnus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    1,025
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked
    7 times in 7 posts
    i have had a server with www.hyper-gaming.com before, reliable and good customer service

  8. #8
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    3,033
    Thanks
    208
    Thanked
    142 times in 85 posts
    I've administered quite a few gaming servers, from CSS to BF2 to CoD2 etc.

    I'd recommend Jolt servers, they have a variety of packages available and I'm sure you'll be able to find one that meets your hardware and price requirements.

    They've also recently upgraded the majority of their servers, and had a price drop. If ever there was a good time, now is probably it.

  9. #9
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    40
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    thanks for that parm, i'll have a look into it and see if they have a test server i can trial

  10. #10
    The King of Vague Steve B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    5,051
    Thanks
    116
    Thanked
    67 times in 63 posts
    you could also try b33f and multiplay, they're another two large server companies

  11. #11
    mutantbass head Lee H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    M28, Manchester
    Posts
    14,204
    Thanks
    337
    Thanked
    671 times in 580 posts
    • Lee H's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z370 Carbon Gaming
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 8700K Unlocked CPU
      • Memory:
      • 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 3200 LPX
      • Storage:
      • 250GB 960 EVO + a few more drives
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 6GB Palit GTX 1060 Dual
      • PSU:
      • Antec Truepower 750W Modular Blue
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T White Edition
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 PRO
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" Asus MX279H & 24" Acer 3D GD245HQ + the 3D glasses
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media
    I like the games2xs server we have as I have access to the web control where we can swap and change the server from say CS Source to Hidden and other games and then back again without even messing about.

    A simple - click - load and volia I get to play most games on our server

  12. #12
    Registered+
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN
    I like the games2xs server we have as I have access to the web control where we can swap and change the server from say CS Source to Hidden and other games and then back again without even messing about.

    A simple - click - load and volia I get to play most games on our server
    Barry's world used to do that... cost too much back then

  13. #13
    mutantbass head Lee H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    M28, Manchester
    Posts
    14,204
    Thanks
    337
    Thanked
    671 times in 580 posts
    • Lee H's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z370 Carbon Gaming
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 8700K Unlocked CPU
      • Memory:
      • 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 3200 LPX
      • Storage:
      • 250GB 960 EVO + a few more drives
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 6GB Palit GTX 1060 Dual
      • PSU:
      • Antec Truepower 750W Modular Blue
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T White Edition
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 PRO
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" Asus MX279H & 24" Acer 3D GD245HQ + the 3D glasses
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media
    Yeah good ol' barrysworld

    Saying that I used to spend loads of my time either on the BW servers or the BT ADSL "tests" servers that BT implemented to "test their adsl" lines back in 1999 and then I moved to our own clan servers and stopped playing on publics.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Top 5 All Time Games?
    By Stewart in forum Gaming
    Replies: 199
    Last Post: 30-09-2012, 01:53 AM
  2. Chronicles of Riddick PC
    By Ferral in forum Reader Reviews
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 15-06-2005, 11:30 PM
  3. Small File or Game Server
    By rough_neck in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 25-07-2003, 10:24 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •