[Closed] Which would be best/worth the price?

Discussion in 'Hosting Advice' started by PiggiesGoSqueal, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Solved. I decided I'll not get a dedicated server for now because I don't really NEED it yet and thus it'd just be a waste of money for slightly better performance.

    Which of these plans would be good for 2-3 Spigot Servers with 50+ plugins each and able to handle 60-80 players (in total)? Most of the players (including myself) would live in the United States so keep in mind connection speed is important as well.

    I am on a budget and would like to have the server actually worth the cost, not one that's ever so slightly better than the others and $20 more.

    My Current Plan that is shared hosting, not a dedicated server (For my main server, not the other 2 I currently have):
    (Hosted in NA, Canada)

    - Shared Hosting
    - Xeon E3-1245v2 CPUs or similar
    - SSD Storage
    - 1Gbps uplink
    - MySQL
    - Dedicated IP
    - $8.00 / month
    - Source: https://clovux.net/mc/


    Possible Plans:
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    VPS: (Hosted in NA)
    CPU: E5-1620v2 (4 vCores @ 3.70GHz)
    RAM: 16GB
    Disk: 200GB
    100Gbps+ DDoS protection
    $20/month
    Source: https://clovux.net/
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    Dedicated Server: (Hosted in NA)
    E5-1620
    16GB RAM
    500GB HDD
    100Gbps+ DDoS protection
    $29/month
    Source: https://clovux.net/
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    Six core VDS: (Hosted in Denver which is a 4 hour drive from where my college is so good ping for me)
    Access to six HT CPU cores (Intel Sandy Bridge or better)
    6144 MB of RAM
    600 GB of RAID-protected storage
    36000 GB of bandwidth transfer
    Managed or Unmanaged
    $37.49 / month
    Can't find other Specs..?
    Source: https://www.nfoservers.com/order-virtual-dedicated-server.php
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    GAME-1 (Hosted in Canada)
    Intel i7-4790K
    4c / 8t
    4GHz
    16GB DDR3 1333MHz
    1x120 GB SSD
    Also these features: https://gyazo.com/c560f7bccaa79a2a57346da448b2272a
    $41.99 USD / Month
    Source: https://www.soyoustart.com/us/game-servers/
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    GAME-2 (Hosted in Canada)
    Intel i7-4790K
    4c / 8t
    4GHz
    32GB DDR3 1333MHz
    1x240 GB SSD
    Also these features: https://gyazo.com/c560f7bccaa79a2a57346da448b2272a
    $53.99 USD / Month (Kinda pushing budget again so if you choose this one, also let me know your second choice and how different the two are.)
    Source: https://www.soyoustart.com/us/game-servers/
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    And also compared to any plans in: (Hosted in Europe & Not dedicated but are cheaper.)
    https://deluxenode.com/store/enterprise-minecraft
    https://deluxenode.com/store/virtual-servers
    Dedicated Servers (first 2 options):
    https://www.knownhost.com/managed-ssd-vps.html

    Thank you!
     
    #1 PiggiesGoSqueal, Jun 21, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2018
  2. The two Xeon L5xxx CPU´s are really old. I wouldn't touch those. Both the E5-1620 and the virtual one would be okay, but you would probably get more for your money with E5.

    Your current one could likely be a resold from OVH/SoYouStart. I'd recommend taking a look at them too. soyoustart.com
     
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  3. Thank you for your feedback!

    I've removed the ones you said to not touch and have added two from SoYouStart.com along with 2 from another site. Could you take a look at those and determine which are the best for the price in the list? Really appreciate it, thank you!

    Also, I looked at OVH but unfortunately their servers are over my budget.
     
    #3 PiggiesGoSqueal, Jun 21, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2018
  4. I've used GAME-1, GAME-2, E3-SSD-2, E3-SSD-3, E3-SSD-5 and I7-SSD-1-32. All were beasts compared to their price range and competition.

    My favorites of said dedis were E3-SSD-5 and I7-SSD-1-32. Both tested with 100 players daily and no issues.
     
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  5. I would not go with low-end dedicated and go with high-end shared hostings, the dedicated will most likely have a worse DDoS protection and quality.

    With a shared hosting, you can get equivalent performance without having to worry about system administration and security.
    Also, it makes a lot of stuff easier in general, additional to that you would save money.

    SoYouStart also locks their CPU's down, their 6700K is locked to 3.899GHz and won't reach advertised 4.2.

    I'm not sure if Enterprise is needed, also Europe as a location should not make you worry that much, if you grab a host with a good network and good routes you will not really feel a difference, except the number is a little bit higher, especially in Minecraft it does not matter that much.

    Getting an OVH dedicated for 3 players is already overkill, you won't really need a dedicated until you reach 150-200 players and you got a network with 40-50 servers.
     
  6. Thanks for your response!

    Is the "E3-SSD-5" you're referring to this one?
    Xeon E3-1230v2 3.2GHz / 3.6GHz turbo (Hosting Location: Unknown)
    480GB SSD Preconfig
    4 Cores / 8 threads
    32GB DDR3 500GB SSD • 100TB Monthly Transfer
    5 usable IPv4 Address
    /64 IPv6 Address Block
    $49.00/month
    Unmanaged
    Source: https://www.wholesaleinternet.net/dedicated/
    And which of the ones on the list are you referring to for the "I7-SSD-1-32"..?

    EDIT: My current Host (Clovux) just responded to a Ticket I made yesterday. These are possible options as well:

    Dedicated Server:
    E5-1620
    16GB RAM
    500GB HDD
    100Gbps+ DDoS protection
    $29/month
    Source: https://clovux.net/

    VPS:
    CPU: E5-1620v2 (4 vCores @ 3.70GHz)
    RAM: 16GB
    Disk: 200GB
    100Gbps+ DDoS protection
    $20/month
    Source: https://clovux.net/
     
    #6 PiggiesGoSqueal, Jun 21, 2018
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  7. #7 Hymfu, Jun 21, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2018
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  8. Thanks for your suggestion.

    I don't know much about CPU's but the lowest plan's CPU doesn't seem very good based off this. Then the second one is so-so, but not as good as other CPUs in the plans mentioned above (that have similar monthly costs). You can view the comparison here. Also the RAM on the site you included is a lot less than what you get for the sites above at the same price. I know RAM certainly isn't everything, just pointing that ^ out. Lastly the Mbps seems too low for three, let alone 1, server I would think? Based off some research.

    QuadRanet's Lowest Plan: (Hosted in Los Angeles)
    $39 / month
    Intel Xeon X3220
    2.40GHz 8M Cache
    8GB RAM
    1TB SATA Drive
    /29 IPv4 (5 Usable)
    10 TB Monthly Transfer
    100Mbps Network Port Speed

    QuadRanet's Second Plan: (Hosted in Los Angeles)

    $55 / month
    Intel Xeon X3450
    2.66GHz 8M Cache
    16GB RAM
    2x 1TB SATA Drive
    /29 IPv4 (5 Usable)
    15 TB Monthly Transfer
    100Mbps Network Port Speed

    Please note: I am not trying to critize your post, and I appreciate the suggestion! I just meant the plans do not seem to compare to the plans I have listed above that are the same or similar price. (with my limited knowledge)
     
  9. Yes, that's the right one.

    And here:
    https://www.soyoustart.com/ie/offers/1801sys16.xml
     
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  10. Dont worry, i recommend it mainly because of the support, personally when picking a hosting i look pretty much at their support and the contract that you make with the hosting.
    Did you look at https://www.wholesaleinternet.net/dedicated/ ?
    Them are not protected but you can get a cheap vps in any other hosting and set it up to work as a proxy
     
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  11. Ah okay. As for WholeSaleInternet, yes I was looking at them and some of the plans above are from them. Unfortunately, I just realized that almost all of their servers are out of stock, except for some not as good or more expensive ones. :/
     
  12. That's Half-way correct, It could be them enabling some settings on their motherboard to prevent that sadly.
    [​IMG]

    Having Multiple dedicated servers with same hardware showed different results:
    - Machine 01: Showed 3899 Mhz
    - Machine 02: Showed 3991 Mhz
    - Machine 03: Showed 4120 Mhz

    I've contacted them regarding that and sadly, they think that's fine. Keep in mind, you will only hit your maximum MHz only if your dedicated server is running under load.
     
  13. I suggest using Fallout-Hosting. There website can be found here: https://fallout-hosting.com/dedicated-servers OR if you don't want to use them, OVH and Soyoustart would be your best bet to go to.
     
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