Hosting Computer

Coordinator
Sep 11, 2012 at 4:16 AM

Alright Lets Discust this, I'm thinking of buying a computer which will only be used to Host the server.

So my question is, which kind of Pc do i need to get, and what internet plan should i be looking for, to host it with.

Developer
Sep 16, 2012 at 11:39 PM

This is usually the simplest.

You need to get a small single-core CPU system running anything but Windows Vista.

The plan with the ISP needs to have a high upload speed, it also needs to be a static IP.

2Mbps is fine for 24 players on a FPS like Counter-Strike, so it should only take 8Mbps for 50 or so players.

(Note, the formula for data upload requirement is: data packet * players². The number of players is squared because one player needs the info that other players upload, but the same data needs to be uploaded to all players. This means that the more player who can see each other, the more upload speed you need rises exponentially.)

Coordinator
Sep 19, 2012 at 2:08 PM

alright sounds good