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Which dedicated plan/config?

28-05-2009, 11:16
I'd probably use an RPS for Ventrilo/Teamspeak as those programs require very little space and just really need RAM and a Processor as much as bandwith.

You can also ping any of the two servers in my signature.

28-05-2009, 11:12
Wow, what the hell!
C:\Documents and Settings\Login>ping

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=20ms TTL=118
Reply from bytes=32 time=27ms TTL=118
Reply from bytes=32 time=20ms TTL=118
Reply from bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=118

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 19ms, Maximum = 27ms, Average = 21ms
Thats the lowest I've ever got... They must have changed the routing since a week ago!

Yep, going over chtix now!
1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms
2 3 ms 4 ms 4 ms
3 3 ms 4 ms 4 ms []
4 4 ms 3 ms 4 ms []
5 9 ms 6 ms 7 ms []
6 7 ms 11 ms 8 ms []
7 17 ms 18 ms 16 ms []
8 * * * Request timed out.
9 88 ms 93 ms * []
10 20 ms * 27 ms []
11 18 ms 18 ms 20 ms []
12 30 ms 22 ms 19 ms

Trace complete.

28-05-2009, 11:02
Thanks Andy, I ping the same 38ms to this server as I do to my London servers

28-05-2009, 10:03 - test that. I get about 32ms myself.

28-05-2009, 03:33
Does anyone have an OVH IP address I can ping?

This discussion is all hypothetical if my ping is too high.

28-05-2009, 03:17
I will be happy to run everything from linux providing everything is stable. Does Wine require a graphic install? I have also found a decent looking control panel I can use to run everything from.

Should I run 3 virtualised copies of linux for security on each system, this way I can also keep my costs low on the software licenses required.

27-05-2009, 18:57
You can try running everything from Linux. Use wine for the stuff which needs Windows. This way you are not blowing up your server with a Windows VM.

27-05-2009, 16:15
I'm trying to run a TF2 server on my SP soon as someone joins the game the NIC reports a different MAC address and I lose RDP/access...have to hard reboot it :|

27-05-2009, 03:16
Basically, I need to run a Windows server for the gaming side of things which is the only OS supporting the TC admin control panel. Some of the game servers I will be running do not have linux bins so it would be impossible for me to run everything I want. One of the two linux containers I want to use would run a cPanel VPS and another would run Teamspeak servers.

The plan I looked at would be a 2.83GHz Xeon quad with 8GB ram costing me in the region of 150 per month. I am currently spending about 120 per month for all my servers so the relatively small jump in monthly costs would be beneficial to me. I am trying to keep my costs down but I will be spending a fair amount of money whatever I do so I thought consolidating everything into one box would be the best value for money.

27-05-2009, 01:42
So, you want to run a Windows VM on a Linux box, and inside the VM you want to run a dedicated Game Server?

Trust me, this is the worst you could do, unless you have plenty of memory and at least a Quad CPU.

Ping wise, it will be bad anyways.
I would stick with just a decent Linux box, not sure why you would need Windows

27-05-2009, 00:32
Yes it's possible to use Proxmox. Do read the following topic:

You have to make sure the server that you're using supports VT (Intel) or SVM (AMD). This topic describes a few things regarding that (and OVH has recently made changes to their website to better reflect which servers support this feature).

Given that, Windows can be quite demanding on resources to begin with, especially when you're talking about a game server. So an EG-series would certainly not be a bad choice.

You can use Proxmox for the Linux servers as well, no need to have both VMWare and Proxmox at the same time, as it kind of defeats the purpose - not to mention impossible. Have a little read in this topic:

As for the servers being in France, you are correct. However, each dedicated server comes with a number of what is called a "Fail-over" IP addresses. These IP addresses are geographic, meaning that you can request UK IPs (or other countries that OVH services, provided you can give them a reason why you would need those). Such an IP can be assigned to your server - or in Proxmox's case, to each virtual server if you so wish.

You mentioned you're already running a VPS - it is possible to migrate VMWare, QEMU and OpenVZ images to Proxmox (which is based on both QEMU/OpenVZ). Have a look at for more details. You may be in luck, and would simply need an sftp of the image, adjust a few settings and get back to business!

26-05-2009, 17:31
Hi, I am attempting to start a small hosting business hosting game servers, voice servers and websites. I currently have a UK dedicated Windows server and a linux VPS but need to upgrade the VPS after having issues with it. I will also need an additional server for running voice.

Due to this being a startup venture I need to run everything for as little as possible. I was thinking along the lines of the EG MAX plan but not sure what software configuration I should have.

I need to run:
  • 1 Windows Server for games
  • 1 Linux server for Websites
  • 1 Linux server for voice

I could merge the two linux servers if I had to but I am approaching this from a security point of view. I will probably run Cent OS 5 command line only on each of the linux servers.

Would going for the Proxmox distribution allow me to run my required servers or would I be best getting a Windows server and adding VMWare to it for the linux servers?

I understand OVH only have servers in France, can I have IP addresses binded to my server making it look like it is in the UK. Does anyone know any IP addresses I can ping test, very important it is low for game servers!