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How do you guys make money?

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 10, 2001 11:28 am

Forget "make money", how about -break even-??

I've investigated basic hosting rates at both Tier1 and 2 isp's, and you guys are so cheap I'm curious. Are you piggybacking on somebody else's bandwidth?

Hehe, I've found that -MOST- of the best servers in TFC are hosted by guys in the ISP industry who get their bandwidth as a free perk (officially or NOT!)...

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How do you guys make money?

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 10, 2001 12:26 pm

We were lucky enough to get an unbelievable deal on bandwidth. How do we make money? We don't, really. Any extra funds coming from this go right back to build more boxes to serve more games. It's just a way to give back to the community that we've been a part of for so long.
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How do you guys make money?

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 10, 2001 2:46 pm

Either is needed, but I'd say boxes are needed much more than bandwidth, as the switch we're only only sees a max of 20mb/sec at peak times.
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How do you guys make money?

Postby Guest » Wed Jan 10, 2001 5:05 pm

We need more hoes.
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How do you guys make money?

Postby Guest » Thu Jan 11, 2001 1:29 am

So what do you guys need more of: boxes or bandwidth?

fog
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How do you guys make money?

Postby Guest » Tue Mar 13, 2001 5:05 pm

What kind of boxes/config do you guys use? And how many server do you run per box?

Thanks!
DN
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How do you guys make money?

Postby Guest » Tue Mar 13, 2001 5:30 pm

Normal configs for boxes are 1ghz or better Tbird or PIII, 512mb ram or better. As for servers per box, we like to keep each instance around 250-300mhz of the processor, so it depends on the box. We feel that with these high performance processors, that it's more than sufficient, as a single 18 player server normally uses around 10% full, but may peak a bit higher depending on spam and/or badly made maps (/me curses at avanti).

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How do you guys make money?

Postby Guest » Wed Mar 14, 2001 12:42 am

what is this money that you speak of?
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How do you guys make money?

Postby Guest » Wed Mar 14, 2001 9:32 am

Yeah, no kidding. Money is simply stuff we end up paying out more then we bring in.
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How do you guys make money?

Postby Guest » Wed Mar 14, 2001 11:45 am

I hear ya on the money thing ;-) Thos eservers ain't cheap.

That sound like some pretty kickin boxes you got running there.
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How do you guys make money?

Postby Guest » Thu Mar 15, 2001 2:53 am

actually, dave pays the money. I just kinda sit here and look pretty. And flame the messageboards. Cause I am that type of llamma.
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How do you guys make money?

Postby Guest » Thu Mar 15, 2001 2:40 pm

hi2u2 stickgod, kthx2u2

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How do you guys make money?

Postby Guest » Fri Mar 16, 2001 1:41 am

I just like to say hi2u over and over.
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