I have bought dedicated servers some time ago, but it has never been a real success.
First time, i used www.invision-gaming.co.uk. I am not sure how many slots i bought, but i think it was 14.
It was not good at all. All the players got sky high pings when the server reached a number of about 10 players. I was running a unmodified version of DarkRP on that server.
Then i decided to try an other server host, because the invision-gaming server was simply unplayable, when i could only have 6-8 players on my server.
I found a host called www.gaming-deluxe.com. I even selected the option “Super Server” which should be a better server in some way, i dont know, i was just looking for a server that could run GMOD without lag.
I liked their server hosting alot, absolutely no lag, and their support chat had like instant reply. But again, some troubles came across me, when the server started to crash approximately every hour and a half, even when there were a low number of peoples on the server. This resulted in all my server visitors decided to not come back to my server, whenever it crashed. I was running a modified version of DarkRP on that server.
Please share some experiences you have had with server hosting, and give me advices on who to choose next. I am currently looking for a server host to host a modified version of DarkRP.