TF2Stats currently shares a dedicated box with two tf2 servers I run (for the ocremix.org 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 tf2stats.net 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.