OMGSERV - My experience

Discussion in 'Hosting Advice' started by inventor02, May 21, 2016.

  1. I recently tried a server host called OMGSERV. I conclude that unless you purchase something like a VPS from them (even then, I would recommend OVH) they're services are not worth it. I tried the plan with 'Unlimited RAM'. Not only is this impossible, the algorithm that works out the amount of RAM is very ineffective. I had 24 players running 40 plugins, and the server could barely handle it, peaking at around 2GB of RAM - far from the unlimited amount they promised. A short review, I know, but I don't recommend them at all, and IMO, all server hosts are a rip off, and you are much better getting a VPS - in some cases it is cheaper and you can run multiple servers. Don't buy a server from this company.
     
  2. MikeA

    MikeA Retired Moderator
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    "peaking at around 2GB of RAM"

    How are you checking this? If Spigot doesn't need more RAM it won't "use" more RAM. What is your TPS?

    Running Minecraft on a regular MC host is sometimes better than VPS. Usually Minecraft systems are under less overall load than a VPS system. Plus there's more hard limits in place.
     
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  3. RSNET-Radic

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    I think the issue is the expectation that you have, not that "all server hosting are a ripoff". You're paying a few dollars per month for a managed solution, where with a VPS, it requires a ton of management.

    There is obviously no such thing as unlimited RAM sticks, but you also can't expect to host a network paying under $10/mo.
     
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  4. They Say That The Cores Are Allocated Depending On Java's Algorithm
     
  5. RSNET-Radic

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    The OS automatically distributes load between cores.
     
  6. For their VPS'S,
    I believe they use ovh. The server they host the vps's on are 256GB each.
    If you are planning on hosting a minecraft server on it like I was going to, then don't.
    A website.etc may be good though.
     
  7. RSNET-Radic

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    Can you please point us to where you obtained any info as such?
     
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  9. What Does That Explain?
     
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  10. They Couldn't Be Using Them From OVH Since They Show Their Servers On Their Twitter And Youtube
     
  11. RSNET-Radic

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  12. MikeA

    MikeA Retired Moderator
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    Clients that have left comments on their official Twitter resolve to Online.net IPs, but I do think that they also use OVH in France at least, I remember checking a few servers from their Twitter a few months back. So I'd guess a mix of OVH and Online.net.
     
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  13. Probably The VPS Sales Are Through The OVH Cloud (Possibly)
    But The Minecraft Is Through Their Own Cluster
     
  14. MikeA

    MikeA Retired Moderator
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    Cluster = Online.net dedicated servers (Unless they're using Online.net colo without their own IP ranges)
     
  15. OVH offers collocation. (I know it's bumping, but I just wanted to add this)