Colocation VS Dedicated Servers for Gameservers

In this video I talk a little about some of the benefits of colocation your own hardware. I also show you a server that would typically¬† meet the needs and them some to host game servers. For colocation you need to have some cash to spend initially. However you will save money in the long runs since you will not have to pay for “addons” such as more memory or bigger hardrives. You will also be responsible if anything breaks on your server so its a good idea to have spare parts.¬† As far as dedicated servers go you will pay more ever month and you will have less control over the hardware. You are also not responsible to pay for part when things break. However you will have to pay a tad bit more a month if you want more memory.

This is the hardware I used for the server in the video.

1 X Supermicro CSE-RR1U-E8 1U Left Slot PCI-Express x8 Riser Card
1 X Supermicro X9SCL-F-O LGA1155/ Intel C202 PCH/ DDR3/ V&2GbE/ MATX Server Motherboard, Retail
1 X Intel Xeon Quad-Core E3-1230 3.2GHz 5GT/s 1155pin 8MB CPU, Retail
1 X Adaptec RAID 2405 4-Port PCI-E SAS/SATA RAID Controller Card
1 X SUPERMICRO CSE-813MTQ-350CB Black 1U Rackmount Server Chassis
4 X Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Enterprise Hard Drive -Bare Drive
1 X Dynatron K199 80mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
2 X Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) ECC Unbuffered Server Memory Model

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