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Old 04-14-2012, 04:48 AM   #1
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Homeserver

Hello,
a friend of mine and I once had a css server rented for zombie infection mod. Now we have a 100 kbit internet connection available and we thought we could try running a homeserver.
Unfortunately couldn't we find specifications on which Hardware (e.g. RAM, CPU) is necessary for a decent and smooth gaming experience. At least 16 players should be managable. This is what we have found on ebay. Would this server provide us with enough hardware power and where can one look those specifications up? http://www.ebay.de/itm/SERVER-IBM-XS...14120460072378

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Old 04-14-2012, 07:16 AM   #2
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Now we have a 100 kbit internet connection available and we thought we could try running a homeserver. [...] At least 16 players should be managable.
Do you mean kbit/s, kByte/s or Mbit/s? Is your speed in upload direction the same as for downloading?

I think for 16 players you need approx. 1 Mbit/s in both directions. So e.g. the common DSL16000 in Germany should do (it's got 1 Mbit/s upload speed).

For custom maps you're better off getting some cheap paid web space, unless you have 100 Mbit/s upload speed.

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This is what we have found on ebay. Would this server provide us with enough hardware power and where can one look those specifications up? http://www.ebay.de/itm/SERVER-IBM-XS...14120460072378
The server you're looking at is meant to be run in a 19" rack. For running a home server I would just use a normal PC, although the 19" format has the advantage that you might have it easier to find housing for it if you decide to host it in a data centre instead of running it at home.

For currently 20 Euro it's an ok price considering that it seems to be rather old technology (these Xeons seem to be single core equivalents of the Pentium 4, the HDDs are rather small and use the SCSI interface). The CPUs should be fast enough to run 2 servers with 16 players each easily.

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Old 04-15-2012, 01:49 AM   #3
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Oh, that was a mistake then. Now correct: 100.000 Kbit/s Download
6.000 Kbit/s Upload, static IP

A 2. normal PC is not available, so we would have to buy a new one, which brings up the question whether buying something like the 20 € Xeon fits better in the concept. Are there any recommendations on what or where to get what is needed. The server is absolutely meant to stand at home.

Thank you for the useful response!
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