I currently have a 40 slot server with Nitrous Networks hosting a DarkRP server but having terrible lag issues with them when we reach about 30 players online.
I’ve tried contacting Nitrous about this but they weren’t able to help resolve the issue.
Can anyone point me in the right direction for a decent hosting company?
Specifically looking for;
Not overloaded servers
Decent support reply times
I will take a look at all the recommendations as I’m looking to change host ASAP
As long as you buy your own server, and don’t buy a shared hosting on the same server as other garry’s mod servers you should be fine. NFO has already been informated and they are looking into at/fixing the issue.
I’ve sent you a PM, don’t want it to seem like spam. I’ve seen lots of companies (who shall not be named) getting fake appraisals because of the way their affiliate system works, which I think is ridiculous as it often does not reflect their true image. IMO tick-rate should not go lower than 66 if you want overall smoothness, however, that does not seem possible in your current state.
DarkRP doesn’t work very well with tickrates at 66, it should be at 33.
It could effect your performance, here’s some examples.
I got an one core windows VPS, that means even if soruce cant use more than one core windows+some programs needed on your server+ something else you might have needs to be ran one on core, which will take much of the power.
I have a two core one, I can run windows and other shizzle on one core, and source on the other one.
I have a three core, same as above but I can add another server to the other core.
Of course a CPU with good single threaded performance is important tho. Intels I7 series often wins here, but they are not ment for servers.
I highly recommend http://hosthatch.com/ if you are willing to use a Linux VPS, the $7 plan goes a very long way, if you are looking for windows I recommend http://weloveservers.net/, I’ve been using it for my dev server and it managed to handle 30 bots and 2 players while maintaining 66fps.