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Mar 23, 2013Xirian posted a message on [1.5.2] The GG - 99.9% Vanilla 18+ whitelist anti-grief survivalPosted in: PC Servers
Jun 11, 2013Posted in: Hosting RequestsQuote from Rexaryinou
.... what?? the map size is somewhere on the order of 8GB.... it isn't going to be easy to make changes and keep it on drop box furthermore how is that going to work if im making changes locally, and my builders are working on the server? they would never be able to access my changes.
I just don't get how that would work...... Plus now you're doing what everyone else seems to want to and tell me how I should be operating my server so I can run it the way you want, on your services.....
Seems like if you can't cater to my needs as a server owner, then I probably shouldn't bother putting my server there, and I have skilled builders who need to use worldedit, not worrying about putting the server up and down to constantly update the map.
Word of advice; if you're looking for a new host to perhaps cut you a deal, the worst thing you can do is start ranting at them
The guy gave you a suggestion, doesn't mean that's how it should be done, or that he requires you to do it that way, it's just a suggestion. So take a chill pill.
Nov 20, 2012Xirian posted a message on Blockstackers - Get your vanilla shaken, not stirred | Christmas special time! Come get some holiday cheer.Posted in: Other hostsinstant setup | custom control panel | vanilla done right
LOWEST UNIQUE BID SPECIAL CLOSED
The lowest unique bid special we had running for Christmas has come to a close. The winner has been notified by email - for those curious people, the lowest unique (and thus winning) bid was $0.19. So there's one lucky person who has a 1Gb vanilla minecraft server for that price for life!
We'll be running another one soon, so stay tuned!
COUPONS COUPONS COME GET YOUR COUPONS
Except right now we're all out... oops!
We're here to upset the established order, and introduce a little chaos. A host like no other you've seen before.
Blockstackers is currently a two-person operation, I'm the main server/tech guy, and also the forum representative type person, so you'll mostly be dealing with me, unless you fail to pay your bills, then you get to deal with my significant other who's in charge of money related things. (Yes, we're married...)
I've been involved in hosting since the late 90's, virtualisation since the first release of Virtuozzo to an unsuspecting public, and if any of you corporate types are reading this, skip this part so you don't get scared: I'm a certified ISO27001 auditor. I also write mean Perl code, and wrestle Linux kernels for fun.
There, that'll be enough bragging
WHAT DO WE OFFER
We have packages in all price ranges, our smallest one is a 512Mb server for $7.00 a month. Before you say it, yes, we're not the cheapest host out there, but we make up for it with great service.All packages include a free dedicated IP address, unlimited (well, within reason) disk space, daily off-site backups, and our own control panel. Oh, and a dash of secret sauce...
WAIT WHAT NO FTP?
Yep. No FTP. Why? Because sending your password across the internet in plain text is never a good idea. There are ways to have a secure encrypted FTP connection but we found it's easier for us if you tell us where your world is at, and we handle the download and and setup on your server. Doesn't cost you anything extra either
SO WHAT ABOUT BUKKIT OR TEKKIT?
No. Vanilla only. The choice was made to only support vanilla minecraft because we can guarantee a certain level of service that way. Bukkit and it's accompanying plethora of plugins can (and often does) cause a lot of headaches that we frankly don't want to deal with at this time. We'd rather focus on delivering an awesome vanilla hosting service.
HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, EHRMAHGERDWARE
While a lot can be written about hardware, I'll just leave it at this; all our servers are equipped with i7-2600 or i7-920 quad core CPU's, and harddisks in RAID-1 setups for data integrity. We currently operate them out of Europe, and there are some plans to expand to the US and South-East Asia in the (soon(tm)) future.
All minecraft servers run inside an OpenVZ virtual container, and before you get your "but ehrmahgerd OpenVZ sucks for Minecraft" card, don't bother. Minecraft runs just fine inside OpenVZ. People saying otherwise are either parroting old information or are severely lacking in the clue department.
We do not oversell our physical servers, new hardware nodes are put into action when 80% capacity has been reached on existing nodes. Due to the way our infrastructure is built up however, we can migrate your container to another node if this keeps the utilisation of a node under 80%. You're basically guaranteed maximum performance, all the time.
We run our very own in-house control panel, built specifically for our infrastructure, and built by people who play Minecraft and run their own servers. We're constantly adding features, and we're always open for feature requests or suggestions. Check out http://imgur.com/a/ZP2qV for some screenshots of the panel in action. The server in question is my own vanilla server, you're welcome to drop by, but apply for the whitelist first...
SOUNDS GOOD, WHERE NEXT!
Go to our website at https://www.blockstackers.net/ and find your package of choice, order it, pay for it using Paypal, and enjoy the automated setup. If you have any other questions, feel free to PM me on the forums, or send e-mail to [email protected] and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
BUT WHERE IS THE FREE TRIAL?
We don't have one. One thing that came up during the beta test is that for some reason, free trials tend to get abused to hell and back. We also don't have a demo server, because...
We do not have an explicit money back guarantee, but if you have ordered a server, and you are not happy with how it performs, or how we've handled your questions, and there is nothing we can do to make you happy, we'll issue a full refund. However, to receive a refund you do have to work with us in determining what makes you unhappy, and how we can solve this in the future.Explicit "X day money back" guarantees tend to be abused by those wanting a Minecraft server, but not willing to pay for it, which is why we handle it this way.
FREE HOSTING OR SPONSORING
We can be very brief here: hosting you for free is not going to happen. Sponsorships are up for discussion; feel free to send me a PM here or email to [email protected] if you want to talk about it
CAN WE AT LEAST HAVE SOME COUPONS?
What, did you miss the ones at the top of the post? If there are none listed there, we're not running any coupons at this time...
YOU DON'T SOUND VERY BUSINESSLIKE DO YOU?
Damn straight. We're here to offer great vanilla minecraft hosting, we're not here to talk bull, we're not here to be everyone's best friend either. We do hosting. We do great hosting. We do great support too. Heck, we do pretty good stick-figure drawings! Hosting with us means you don't hear any bull, you hear facts, to the point, and we'll do our best to give you and your players the best service we can, for a fair price, with a no-nonsense attitude.
Dec 18, 2012Xirian posted a message on Entei's Guide to Sponsorships #2 - Professionalism [Please read if you are looking for a server]Posted in: Hosting RequestsQuote from thekiwihead
Here you go! http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1606872-sky-realm-unique-skyblock-community/
Already commented on it but figured it'd be worth doing again: that post is what a proper request looks like people, pay attention to it, because I'm pretty sure Mr. kiwihead will be getting some sort of deal out of it.
Dec 15, 2012Xirian posted a message on Hey, you... yes you, person about to ask for a free server!Posted in: Hosting RequestsQuote from mikeambrose3
You make a thread every week about hosting requests for free servers. STOP. This section is for hosting requests in general, free or paid. People like you need to grow up, if you don't like "free server request", then you need to stop replying to them and getting a rage-boner over them. Threads like this should be instantly locked.
Yes, because it's annoying the crap out of me. And judging from that green number on the post and the followups, I'm not the only one. So hey, tell you what, you go get yourself a nice cup of calm the hell down, then find yourself the ability to reason a point in what some may call an adult manner, and we'll have a chat. Until then, be quiet when the grown ups are talking, k?
Dec 15, 2012Xirian posted a message on Hey, you... yes you, person about to ask for a free server!Posted in: Hosting RequestsQuote from Emerald_Eater
And your point is?
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Dec 27, 2012For us, the capital wasn't as bad like Xirian said. I am a tech guy, system admin, and a programmer. Pretty much everything Xirian said. While we use stock off-the-shelf software, we have a lot of custom work that makes us unique and didn't cost a penny to develop, unless you consider my freelance time to it.Posted in: Server Support and Administration
You really need to know Linux and systems. If you are just looking at cash without skill. your going to fail. The first months are hard but the most important because your building your image and basically saying "Hi, I am here, please trust me with your server.".
Hope this helps!
Dec 26, 2012Posted in: Hosting RequestsQuote from Dresden74
Wow, so much support and options to choose from. I see prices ranging from $10 to $20 depending on the provider. Trying to figure out which is the best option it makes me scratch my head and wonder the price difference? Is the more expensive provider the best provider or are they just not price competiative? Any help would be appreciated.
A large amount of the price difference comes from a few things.
1. Renting hardware - This is a cheap way to start out your business you don't have huge upfront costs for hardware, network, staff costs. Doing this you have less control over everything however it's cheap easy to get more nodes up. If you own the hardware you have huge upfront costs even more when you're looking at companies such as ours we have five locations at the moment in which we're also in the middle of having our own network setup. Just our routers for our own network the amount of upfront costs on this is huge we also have long term contracts with bandwidth providers which most are for 3 years.
2. Staff costs - A lot of places only have one or two people working for their business which means they can afford to not worry about paying for staff this means slower replies most times.
3. New companies even ones which are a year old on here, they are all in price wars trying to be the cheapest provider around, doing this means less money which would cover more staff, better hardware, etc.
4. Low prices, people providing prices at say $5/gb this means on a E3-1230 with 32gb of ram they would only be getting say $150 a month from that type of system, this system itself from a decent provider costs anywhere from 150-250 per month that leaves no room to make money, (This $150 is if only 30gb was used) Some providers here will put a bunch of swap space on a box and load that server with say 45-50gb of ram which would make them some good amount of money on there however can create massive issues.
Being able to have a full time staff, pay taxes, accounting fees, lawyer costs etc all of those things really add up which a lot of people don't think about when they charge a lower amount. We have been in business running just Minecraft servers for the past three years. Providing other game servers and dedicated servers for over 6 years.
There is always going to be price wars in any type of market, we try to stay out of those. Game server hosting is one of those markets you see so many people come and go.
My suggestion is to check out a few companies which you like, contact them using a pre-sales ticket, or chat system and see who provides a good and speedy reply. Then go from there, it really helps.
I'm not trying to say all budget providers will give you bad service or anything like this, however most times corners are cut.
Nov 30, 2012AdduxP posted a message on Entei's Guide to Sponsorships #1 - Templates [Please read if you are looking for a server]Hey there everyone. It's me, Entei.Posted in: Hosting Requests
Before I start, do not ask for free servers on this thread! There. I said it.
The entire point of this thread is to provide a template for people to follow and post on other, seperate threads. I don't want people posting on this thread because I have absolutely no power to give away servers, even if I am the head of Sponsorships at DiamondHosters.
Also, I realize that I work for DiamondHosters (an amazing company, by the way), but this template applies to everyone and everywhere. I have already been approached by quite a few fellow Minecrafters and even a few people from other rival companies congratulating me on this template and how it helped them out. So, I'd say it's proven to work, if you use it really carefully.
So, I'm pretty sure that everyone is getting really tired of all those "can i haz freeh surverz plz" threads. We keep having to ask for more information, such as: how much RAM they need, what they are going to give in return, etc. And I understand that it is VERY annoying to get linked to canihasfreehosting.com.
Also, grammar is really important on these sort of threads. It really doesn't matter if English is your second language or not, but I personally think everyone here is capable of basic punctuating and capitalization. You want to sound fairly formal/businesslike if you really want to get a sponsored server.
As a result, I have created templates for structuring "sponsorship" or "free server" threads.
If the proposed server DOES NOT exist (yet):
(Yes, personal servers, even if they already exist, fit into this section.)
Name of proposed server:
How much RAM you want: (note: best to keep it small first. And by small, I mean 256 MB.)
How many player slots:
Why you want this server: (note: please do not say "I deserve a christmas present.")
On a scale of 1-10, how badly do you want the server?:
Do you already have a community? If so, how many active players? If not, how will you be getting players?: (read this as: what makes your server special? Why should I play on your server and not on the other guy's server?)
What makes your server special? Why should I join your server instead of that other server?:
Is there a reason why you can't pay for this server?:
What is your preferred method of contact? Skype? PM?:
What you will do for the company in return: (Note: If you are begging a company for a server, please don't put "and you can be op on the server", as most server hosting companies do not have time to play on all those servers.)
If the proposed server EXISTS:
(This is mainly for large servers. It's important to be professional if you are applying this way.)
Name of your server:
How much RAM do you want? Do you want a dedicated machine?:
How many player slots?:
How long has this server been up?:
Does your server have a website/topic? Please put links here: (note: if you have both, then put both.)
How many dedicated players does your server have? Do you have proof?: (note: no need to post proof here; just be prepared to give it when hosters ask for it.)
What makes your server special? Why should I join your server instead of that other server?:
Is there a reason why you can't pay for this server?:
Does your server get donations? If so, why not buy a server with the donations?:
Why did you leave your previous host?:
What will you do in return for the company that is hosting you?:
Alright. Now, you have the basic template for applying for sponsorships on the Minecraft Forums. Please take note of this, and actually try to use it.
If this template has helped you in any way, shape, or form, please spread the word! I'd also appreciate it if you could reply to this topic stating that it helped you.
Good day (or night)
To server hosters or anyone who replies to those sort of threads: I would appreciate it if you could link any improperly-structured threads to this one, and have them try to follow the template.
If there's anything on this template that I missed or if you just want to say "Hi", feel free to PM me.
If you would like to use this template in another topic (for purposes other than requesting a sponsorship), you MUST ask me for permission. If you have my permission, feel free to do whatever you want to the template, as long as you provide a link back to the original thread. Thank you
Dec 18, 2012Posted in: Hosting Requests
SkyRealm is sponsored by MPserv. Check them out now!This thread will remain as it is for showcase purposes. Thank you.
Hey there! Thank you for taking your time to read our sponsorship proposal thread. Without further ado, let me introduce to you, my upcoming SkyBlock server, SkyRealm. SkyRealm isn't your average SkyBlock server. SkyRealm has a dedicated team of friendly admins that enforce the rules to provide a once in a lifetime experience for the Minecraft community. And that's not all of it, with highly configured plugins, a custom skyblock map (intending to roll out mid January), you'll never be bored again! Many Minecraft players love SkyBlock so we would like to bring the SkyBlock servers to a whole new level. Presenting to you, SkyRealm.
What we offer to the Minecraft community (in general):
- A well balanced economy.
- Never before seen perks for donators.
- Unique Gameplay.
- Custom Skyblock map.
- Cool Mob Arenas.
- Great admins.
- Friendly community.
We would like to keep the server as simple as possible. Featuring only
1. Owner - That would be meh maintaining the server backend and the boosting players' experience on the server.
2. Admins - Also known as the Guardians, these are the chosen ones who maintain peace and order within the community itself.
3. Moderators - Also known as the Rae, these are a group of highly trusted players in the community who guide and help players get along with one another.
4. Members - These are players who have registered via our private forum or the public forum thread (Minecraftforum, PlanetMinecraft)
5. Guests - Also know as the spirit, these are new players that has just poped onto the server.
We will be setting up timely broadcast that announces your company name every 10 minutes. Our players are potential client of your company, and will be redirected to you whenever any of our players ask for the hosts' name and website. Also, we will secure a banner of yours on our upcoming website and forums to advertise to our website viewers. Lastly, 50% of all donations will be yours no matter the amount, be it $5, $20 or even $50.
Here are our list of server requirements.
1. We would like to start small, so we require a 2GB server with 20 slots.
2. We would like the server to be hosted in the US, preferably Seattle, but anywhere is fine as long as our players do not receive any lag.
3. We would like to partner with a reputable host, with a professional looking website.
4. Free mumble slots (20 preferably) would be a plus!
5. Partnering us as a official server of your company would be a plus too!
That's it for now. Once again, thank you for reading this thread. If you have any questions, feel free to pop me a message or directly emailing me at [email protected] I do have skype too, so hit me up here would be fine as well (username: kevinchusan).
Have a nice day,
Dec 18, 2012AdduxP posted a message on Entei's Guide to Sponsorships #2 - Professionalism [Please read if you are looking for a server]Hey there everyone!Posted in: Hosting Requests
This post is a kind-of compilation of what I've been saying in many of my past posts regarding sponsorships. I just felt the need for there to be a small series that contains my ideas about asking for and receiving sponsorships. This is the second installment of that series.
This post is mainly geared towards the people who want free servers. However, people working with server hosting companies should also read this thread (and possibly link back to it if deemed useful enough) so they know what to look out for.
This post is also a collab with Xirian. Kudos to him for working with me.
Oh, yeah, and before I forget. The examples in this post are NOT actual posts that people have written. However, they are based on actual posts. I have seen each and every one of something like these examples on the forums in my time here.
Alright. Enough about this post. Let's get the ideas on.
I've said this many times before, and I will probably continue to say this -- the key to ANYTHING in life is PROFESSIONALISM. I don't care whether you are looking to get into the circus or looking for a free server on the forums. Professionalism is the key. If you aren't professional enough, nobody will take you seriously. Even if you're 12-years old and very professional, people will take you much more seriously than someone who is 30-years and types un-cohesively at a first-grader's level.
However, I've been been asked many times before - What is professionalism?
That's a really good question, a question that I've been trying to figure out the answer to for the past five-to-ten years. I've narrowed it down to three simple rules. What I'm about to write may seem like common logic to some people, but - believe it or not - there are still many, many people one these forums who do not follow a single one of these rules.
Rule #1) Grammar is the key
Now, you might be thinking: are we going to have to re-learn the difference between passive and active constructions? The answer, my friends, is NO. I do realize that English may not be everyone's first language, and that's perfectly fine. English isn't my first language either. However, you will need to mind at least your spellings, your punctuation, and your capitalization. This might seem like common logic to some folks, but - believe it or not - there are still people out there who ask for free servers with requests with no punctuation or capitals. Here's an example of one:
Plz can i have free server i m not willing pay i need 40 slots 3gb free and remember free if u want to mek me an offer plz skype me [SkypeName] thnx
Every time I see one of these sort of posts, I just want to throw up. I'm sure that everyone on these forums has at least a first grade education. If so, people should at least pay attention to their grammar.
Here is the same post as above, but re-written in semi-correct grammar:
May I please have a free server? I am not willing to pay. I need forty slots and about three gigabytes. Remember: FREE. If you want to make me an offer, please add me on Skype. My name is [SkypeName]. Thank you.
Better, right? That doesn't make me want to throw up as much. However, this is not going to do. As someone from a hosting company, I want more information, which leads to the second rule:
Rule #2) Remember who and what you're dealing with.
A sponsorship request is a business request. It's pretty serious. Think of it like this: you would not give your teacher/professor a paper written in texting language, would you? You'd get marked down quite drastically. The same is true on the Forums. People want to see the serious side of you.
Also, since this IS a business deal, you need to provide as much information as you possibly can in your post so that hosts know what you want, and what - exactly - you will be doing for it. I would suggest you take the time to write your own, handcrafted, post, but if you don't have the time or the level of focus to do that, you may use a template, like the one provided here. http://www.minecraft...r-servers-here/ . Templates like these tell the hoster exactly what you want, down to how you want to be contacted. Like I said before, mind your grammar when filling out this template.
Here's an example of me filling out the template (I don't have the time right now to hand-craft an example; there are plenty of good ones on the forums):
Your Name: Entei Suzuki-Minami
Name of proposed server: HelinsikiServer
How much RAM you want: 1-2 GB
How many player slots: 10-20
Why you want this server: Our city's community center wants a small Minecraft server for some community bonding projects.
On a scale of 1-10, how badly do you want the server?: 7.6
Proposed Plugins: None.
Do you already have a community? If so, how many active players? If not, how will you be getting players?: We already have an active community of about 20-30 people. We want this server so that we can occasionally do team-bonding activities - nothing more.
What makes your server special? Why should I join your server instead of that other server?: This server will be used for a city's community. Please PM or Skype for more details
What is your preferred method of contact? Skype? PM?: Both are fine. My Skype is [SkypeName].
What you will do for the company in return: We will be willing to advertise you both in our community center building and on our website.
**NOTE: If you input these criterion, you will most likely end up NOT getting a server. You need to think up of something more special than this pitiful excuse.**
If you DO decide to handwrite a post, make sure it covers the important details of a sponsorship request. See the template for more information. However, remember to keep your message short, sweet, and to the point.
If you need any help with writing formally, I suggest taking a look at On Writing Well by Zinsser and The Elements of Style by Strunk and White. Those two books are truly phenomenal.
However, I've seen posts out there that are crafted really great-like but don't know what they're asking for. They might say "You can have whatever you want in return for the server" (which is a bad idea, by the way), or maybe "I don't know what this server is going to be yet, but I'll figure it out soon enough". Nobody will take you seriously like that. Which brings me to my third point,
Rule #3) Know EXACTLY what you want and what you are going after.
This rule may seem very arbitrary, but it is actually one of the most important. I cannot tell you how many requests I have seen in my time here that have said, "Whatever the host wants". That's not acceptable. You need to know precisely what you want in your server and how you can go about implementing it. It's going to need to be at least semi-plausable if you want people to trust you.
Some examples of "semi-plausable":
"My server will have 10 or so resource-intensive plugins" (asking for a 2GB server)
"As we have a very active community, we will be happy to give you 25% of all donations we receive" (coming from a request for an already-established server)
Some examples of not-so-plausable:
"I don't have money to buy a server" (If you don't have money, you shouldn't be asking for a server. You should be worrying about if you're going to eat for the next meal)
"We will give you mod status on the server" (If everyone accepted these requests, we'd (the hosts of the forums) would be overloaded with things to do.)
"I deserve a ______ present." (There are orphans in Africa who can't even get clean water to drink. #FirstWorldProblems, anyone?)
Also, you need to know your limitations. If you have a tiny community, don't go out asking for a 64 GB dedicated server. If you claim to have a very large community, 1) go solicit donations from them to buy a server, and 2) don't go for things like a 1-2 GB server. Go for a dedicated 8GB+ server instead. If you only want to play with friends, don't ask for a 2GB server. Ask for a 256MB-512MB server.
So, you're going to have to know what you want, know your limitations, and also know what is realistic. For example, if your server involves the use of a commissioned custom plugin, some hosters may ask you why you would have enough money to commission a custom plugin, and yet not have money to buy a $5 a month package. Also, (this is really important), I'm sure you know that servers cost money to run and support. A 4GB server costs a good $25 a month just for the hardware, not to mention the time and effort that the hosting companies have to put in to ensure that their support is top-notch. Do NOT ask for a 4GB+ server just because, "Oh, it's only 4GB." You're going to have to have a really good reason if you want companies to give you that kind of money.
Oh, yeah, and while we're on the subject of being realistic, I'd thought I'd put this out there: NOBODY will sponsor you for YouTube videos unless if you have over 10,000 subscribers or so. So, to all you fledgeling YouTubers out there, I'm sorry, but you're going to need to find something else that works. May I suggest Hamachi?
Once you have gotten exactly what you want thought out, it's time to WRITE. Detail your server in the most detail possible. Instead of saying,
My server will be a magic-based server with 5 different routes to success
Write about WHAT your magic-based server will be like. Will it be set in Victorian London or in future New York City? What are the five routes to success, and what will each one be like? If you can go into fine details on what you want your server to be, with an original idea, you will very likely get a sponsorship.
I've written many other posts about these issues before, but this is by far the longest and most descriptive I have ever written. To recap,
- Use proper grammar
- Know who your target audience is
- Know what you want
If you need a real-life example to follow, check out D3adman5225's post here: http://www.minecraft.../#entry19745196 , or TheKiwiHead's post here: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1606872-sky-realm-unique-skyblock-community/ . They are prime examples of what you should be doing. They follow all the guidelines I have written in my post, and D3adman has even filled out the template to go with the handwritten application. (And yes, I have received full permission from them to use their threads as examples.)
Comments, Questions, Concerns? Please PM or Skype me! My Skype name may be found on my profile.
Again, I'd like to thank Xirian for helping me a lot. I really appreciate it, man!
This post took 3 weeks in the making, coming up with ideas, writing them all down, and revising the post until it is what you see now. If this post helped you in any way, shape, or form, feel free to post below with any compliments you might have, and maybe give out a bit of reputation by clicking the green arrow in bottom right corner. A lot of effort went into this post, and we'd appreciate it if you could possibly take a few minutes out of your busy day to thank us.
We wish you luck in your sponsorship endeavors!
Dec 17, 2012Posted in: Hosting RequestsQuote from zyphentisHow come other server companies offer 1 gb for the same price as you offer 512 mb's? How do you justify that?
We modeled our services with the intention that they would be very reliable and our support team would be kind, attentive, and helpful. We own all of the equipment in our racks and operate a network capable of 20,000 Mb/s.
Unfortunately, when you design a product as comprehensive as ours you incur increased expenses. Our employees, for example, are paid more than what the average person in their position would be. This translates into happier technicians; happier technicians means better customer service.
In essence, may be paying more. However, you are getting a much better and reliable service for your money. We believe that cutting corners is poor business practice.
Dec 15, 2012Posted in: Hosting Requests
hello I would like to buy a server but am fairly new here so I would really like to know how that goes ideally I would like to start your own server but have no idea how I should start I have a Bukkit server, but if there are more people than there is much lagg would anyone know a good Hoost and then what I should do if I have purchased server????
Let me take your questions one by one...
I would like to start your own server but have no idea how I should start I have a Bukkit server
If you are looking for a tutorial on how to set up a server on your own computer and port-forward it so that other people can play on it, the Minecraft Wiki has a lovely tutorial on how to: http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Tutorials/Setting_up_a_server
if there are more people than there is much lagg
I don't know whether this is a question or not (it seems like one). A server will only support as many people as the RAM can hold. A 1GB server can hold about 15 people on Vanilla and 7 or so on Bukkit, but if you buy a server by player slots (from a company like ClanSlots), you don't have to worry about that issue.
would anyone know a good Hoost
There are quite a few good hosts on these forums. You can browse the Hosting Requests section, and see which company you like. You can then judge the company by what it claims to have.
what I should do if I have purchased server????
It depends on the company. Some, like the one I work for, have automatic server setups, so you don't need to wait for someone to set you up, while others require a 12-24 hour waiting period. If you have any other questions, I'd suggest you file a ticket with whoever you've decided to go with.
I hope this helped. Someone please correct me if I got anything wrong.
Dec 14, 2012I do not advise any provider to accept Onebip.Posted in: Hosting Requests
The big reasoning on this is http://my.onebip.com/ is NOT SSL encrypted. The issue with that is that your inputting bank information as a buyer/merchant in a non-SSL website which could be sniffed if you were in a public wifi. At home it is fine, but I would not trust it since they can not even bother to use a self signed or $10 SSL certificate.
Just giving everyone a heads up.
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