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Hosting and stuff

TF2Stats currently shares a dedicated box with two tf2 servers I run (for the community)

Our host, XFactorServers, has been giving us some rather annoying lag recently, so the need to move has started to crop up, if not fixed soon. The original plan was to move tf2stats off ahead of time, such that it wouldn’t be tied to the TF2 Servers. I was going to move back to my Linode account, which still hosts several other sites I run. There are some technical issues holding the migration up, and these may prove fatal as the new tf2stats uses significantly more resources than I have to spare on that account.

Between the dedicated box for our tf2 server, and the VPS, I’m running a rather painful hosting bill. Since TF2Stats doesn’t bring in a single penny in profit, this has brought me to a bit of a crossroads. I don’t want to offer “premium” services, but non-intrusive ads may be a possibility if I can’t get my total hosting bills under $200/mo.

With that in mind, I’m open to suggests on hosts for both our TF2 Servers and itself. The site has some rather unique hosting requirements, including crontab, python, and a LOT of database abuse, so most “unlimited!” places like dreamhost will be swift to remove sites like mine.

At the moment I’m not sure what I’m going to do, but I’m open to feedback on the subject if you’ve got bright ideas.

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5 Responses to Hosting and stuff

  1. Bob says:

    I’m not affiliated with them, but have had good experience with Host Gator running my simple sites. Not sure about your extended needs but you can probably get someone on web chat within 60 seconds to ask.

  2. scott biszmaier says:

    shoot me an email with your contact information, i may have some things to offer to help.


  3. Send us a ticket regarding what you need and we may be able to sponsor you. Also, I apologize for server lag with us, we have been having rate problems with TF2 lately due to unknown errors, I plan to take a look at our rate settings and our servers to see if we can’t spruce it up a bit.

    Even if you are not interested in a sponsorship/affiliate, which I myself have no authority to make, send us a ticket with details on when the lag occurs and how many players are in the server at the time of the lag, it could be a simple rate setting in the server.cfg’s that can be fixed in little to no time.

    By sponsorship/affiliate I mean getting an incredible deal on a dedicated server from us that would lower your overall bill to ~$100 a month.

    Les Barton Support Administrator

  4. The first half of that comment vanished, actually kind of happy I didn’t post it publicly. But do send us a ticket so I can go over it with you in private.

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