I had my Rust server up for not even 2 weeks and I’ve already had 3 server outages that had to be resolved by contacting my GSP support. My GSP takes a good long time to update Oxide. My GSP control panel is often quite slow and sometimes completely unresponsive. The node my server is on is apparently being DDoSed now, and they don’t seem to be doing anything about it except apologize.
I’m completely unhappy with my service from fpsplayers.com, and I am looking for a better host. I need reliability and an acceptable level of down time. Starting a community is impossible with frequent and extended down times or major server lag. I don’t recommend these guys.
Why FacePunch won’t let us host our own server instances; I don’t know. It would be much better if we could host our own servers and manage them properly without a half assed web interface and shitty support. I love hosting servers and providing a place for players to enjoy themselves, and I loved playing Rust the moment I got in game. I was excited to start my own Rust server to do both of those things. Instead, I am left with a sour taste in my mouth.
I digress. I need a new host and am hoping there is something better out there. Please post your experiences and reviews with your GSPs, and how long you’ve been with them. It would be handy to get some community reviews on the options.