Adding to Liam’s support for NFO:
**NFOSERVERS **opened up in Frankfurt.
Control Panels will give you only so much control.
If you’re looking for full control, I highly suggest you get a TWO CORE VDS from NFOSERVERS. That way, you have a complete physical core of the CPU dedicated to your server and that’s all you really need since SRCDS is single threaded anyway. Yes, there is a OS Performance overhead, but that’s less than 10% on Windows Server 2012. If you’re hosting multiple servers, you can upgrade.
NFOSERVERS, IMO, is hands down the best GSP out there. Incredible support and service at the right cost. Some might even name it cheap considering everything you get.
Network: 10/10 (Never really goes down, you get maintenance updates, you can move your server whenever you need to.)
Support: 11/10 (The best support I’ve come across from any hoster out there, and I’ve jumped through many hosts.)
They are just awesome and they deserve more business.
But I always have a small fear that if they get too many costumers the service quality will go down.
I should also mention that they have incredible DDoS Protection.
If you look at staminus and other DDoS Protection oriented hosters, they charge about $100 for BASIC 1 GBPS DDoS protection and another $100 if you want to add your custom ACL Firewall rules. Plus, they don’t really automatically add rules for you.
**NFOSERVERS **on the otherhand, offer as much DDoS protection as possible before they nullroute you (which NEVER happened to me and all attacks on my server have been filtered).
They have 10 GE & 20 GE Lines in their network and they will protect your server as long as those don’t get overloaded.
Note that this is only for FILTERED attacks and it’s highly improbable that you will get attacked by an attack that you can’t filter unless you’re hosting some extra things that have exploits.
Staminus STARTS at $2000 for a 20gbps protection plan. PER MONTH. Ofcourse, NFOServers protection is shared across their network, but trust me it’s more than enough.
All being said, choose NFO, you won’t regret it.
I’ve been with them for almost 3 months now and I’m not planning on leaving them any time soon.