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Rct_Tsoul

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    RE: Game Server Hosting OS
    Doing some research on the net, if found out that most and all Linux game servers are running CentOS 5.4 And that will be my choice for the OS, it is said that CentOS is used by MOST webservers because it only takes the know how of just poping in the DVD and being able to read, it was designed to be a headless server so video card support sucks for it, and the CentOS team even admits that it will not be good for a desktop workstation, Redhat or Fedora would do good for that. Now the issue is actually controling my server from home, is there a free program for Linux that allows server control such as actually being at the desktop, mouse click/ drag and drop? DirectAdmin, Plesk, cPanel/WHM, Virtuozzo PowerPanel. Or do those listed above suck and you guys have a better recommendation? if so I will rent a VPS server from http://knownhost.com/vps_packages.html running CentOS so that I may practice before spend all this money.
    Link to this post 04 Mar 10

    Doing some research on the net, if found out that most and all Linux game servers are running CentOS 5.4

    And that will be my choice for the OS, it is said that CentOS is used by MOST webservers because it only takes the know how of just poping in the DVD and being able to read, it was designed to be a headless server so video card support sucks for it, and the CentOS team even admits that it will not be good for a desktop workstation, Redhat or Fedora would do good for that.

    Now the issue is actually controling my server from home, is there a free program for Linux that allows server control such as actually being at the desktop, mouse click/ drag and drop? DirectAdmin, Plesk, cPanel/WHM, Virtuozzo PowerPanel.

    Or do those listed above suck and you guys have a better recommendation?
    if so I will rent a VPS server from http://knownhost.com/vps_packages.html
    running CentOS so that I may practice before spend all this money.

  • Rct_Tsoul
    RE: Game Server Hosting OS
    Is there limited client access or connections with Ubuntu Server ? If so, then I must go a different route. I will need to be able to have hundreds upto a 1000 people connecting on the runnning game servers. Or maybe there is a Gameserver Linux package out there that has all popular linux dedicated server already included in the package and all you need to do is copy the game files. If not, that would be a good project for you guys to start, make a Windows program that will automatically copy IRQ settings and such in Windows and download ALL Linux drivers and create the CD image for you specific to your machine and all its hardware, then you just burn it. If the program cannot find the drivers it will notify the user to cancel or to provide the driver, you Linux logo can be the penguin with a red and sore Nintendo thumb.
    Link to this post 27 Feb 10

    Is there limited client access or connections with Ubuntu Server ?

    If so, then I must go a different route.

    I will need to be able to have hundreds upto a 1000 people connecting on the runnning game servers.

    Or maybe there is a Gameserver Linux package out there that has all popular linux dedicated server already included in the package and all you need to do is copy the game files.

    If not, that would be a good project for you guys to start, make a Windows program that will automatically copy IRQ settings and such in Windows and download ALL Linux drivers and create the CD image for you specific to your machine and all its hardware, then you just burn it.

    If the program cannot find the drivers it will notify the user to cancel or to provide the driver, you Linux logo can be the penguin with a red and sore Nintendo thumb.

  • Rct_Tsoul
    RE: Game Server Hosting OS
    I was thinking of buying this CD to run my server http://www.jbox.ca/gentoo-linux-10.1-livedvd.html You guys said something about roleing my own kernel, I have no idea what that means, I am thinking that this DVD will auto install and download the correct drivers or must I obtain the drivers source from the internet for that integrated bourd. If you say I will have more processor power by roling my own kernels then I must do this, and just pay someone to do it, If possible I can find someone on here that would like to do this, I need you guys to tell me if this will have limited client access or some crap like that, I will of cource need unlimited client access, I am still not knowing how many deditcated game servers I can run on this box and player slots, but by roling my own kernels will give me an extra 50 player slots then I am for paying someone to do this. But if it will only increase my processor power by 2% then I will just use the default.
    Link to this post 25 Feb 10

    I was thinking of buying this CD to run my server
    http://www.jbox.ca/gentoo-linux-10.1-livedvd.html

    You guys said something about roleing my own kernel, I have no idea what that means, I am thinking that this DVD will auto install and download the correct drivers or must I obtain the drivers source from the internet for that integrated bourd.

    If you say I will have more processor power by roling my own kernels then I must do this, and just pay someone to do it, If possible I can find someone on here that would like to do this, I need you guys to tell me if this will have limited client access or some crap like that, I will of cource need unlimited client access, I am still not knowing how many deditcated game servers I can run on this box and player slots, but by roling my own kernels will give me an extra 50 player slots then I am for paying someone to do this. But if it will only increase my processor power by 2% then I will just use the default.

  • Rct_Tsoul
    Game Server Hosting OS
    Witch Linux should I use for just ONLY gameserver hosting only, such as Counterstrike, Quake 3,4, and the useual first person shooters, I am not looking for a free program to download, but if the free one is the best then I will use it, keep in mind that this will be running on a 1U Rackmount and I will not be there and must remotely control it from a laptop at home and will not need to load a graphical interface on system startup to save resources, it could be just running as a commandline server. The specs of the box will be: Tyan S2925G2NR-E Serverboard Quad-Core AMD Opteron‚Ñ¢ 1381 2.5GHz 2200MHz 6MB Socket AM3 75W 8GB, 4pcs of Kingston 2GB DDR2 667MHZ ECC KVR667D2E5/2G 1pc of Western Digital Caviar 2TB SATAII 7200 RPM Sony NEC Optiarc AD7590A-01 Slim DVDRW E-IDE/ATAPI Black RoHS Integrated Two nForce Pro 3400 integrated MAC w/ Marvell If another OS would be better such as freeBSD in Linux mode please let me know, keep in mind that I dont know crap about Linux and will need all of you guys to help me untill it is up and running.
    Link to this post 23 Feb 10

    Witch Linux should I use for just ONLY gameserver hosting only, such as Counterstrike, Quake 3,4, and the useual first person shooters, I am not looking for a free program to download, but if the free one is the best then I will use it, keep in mind that this will be running on a 1U Rackmount and I will not be there and must remotely control it from a laptop at home and will not need to load a graphical interface on system startup to save resources, it could be just running as a commandline server. The specs of the box will be:

    Tyan S2925G2NR-E Serverboard
    Quad-Core AMD Opteron‚Ñ¢ 1381 2.5GHz 2200MHz 6MB Socket AM3 75W
    8GB, 4pcs of Kingston 2GB DDR2 667MHZ ECC KVR667D2E5/2G
    1pc of Western Digital Caviar 2TB SATAII 7200 RPM
    Sony NEC Optiarc AD7590A-01 Slim DVDRW E-IDE/ATAPI Black RoHS

    Integrated Two nForce Pro 3400 integrated MAC w/ Marvell

    If another OS would be better such as freeBSD in Linux mode please let me know, keep in mind that I dont know crap about Linux and will need all of you guys to help me untill it is up and running.

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