[kwlug-disc] I'm looking to host a high ram server in a fast connection area.

Andrew Kohlsmith (mailing lists account) aklists at mixdown.ca
Tue Nov 1 09:00:06 EDT 2011


On Sat, Oct 29 06:31:57 PM Colin K wrote:
> This is a bit off topic but i want to run my ubuntu based Minecraft server
> from a place with a good upload and residential just doesnt cut it.

Funny you should bring that up; I've been running a minecraft server for my 
son and his friends (and me, when I can wrest a few hours away to game). It's 
just sitting on my workstation and seems to work fine over my cable connection. 
I've constrained java to 4G of RAM (-Xmx4096M, -Xms1024M). It seems to work 
adequately, except when I am building OE or something. Then the kids start to 
squeal about their game getting laggy. :-)

How many people are you expecting to serve at a time? I know my anecdotal 
evidence isn't worth the paper it's written on, but I've had a half dozen 
people on here at a time without too much trouble.

> Does anyone have any advice?  I'm currently paying way too much a month for
> a VPS when I own some hardware that I could easily use instead in possibly
> a COLO style environment.

If you're willing to pay about $150/mo or so you can get a decent colocated 
box from iWeb (where I host mixdown.ca). Look for the specials.

-A.



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