Hmmm, for build I dunno. If you're not tight on cash I'd look at a dedicated CPU VPS.
You can get them for $20-30 a month and offer you so much more flexibility with hosting. Either way, just don't go with Xenonservers ;).
I hear brohoster was doing pretty w- oh wait
try gmod.eu very good host
I got a 31 slot with Xenonservers for 20$.. its cheap, I don't know WTF you guys are talking about lol
Not sure how they work out that...
depends where you are, I live in the UK, and I went with Xenon and the ping was insanely high.
Feel free to check our Garry's Mod servers out. Unfortunately we currently only have stock in New York. If you want to try some servers we host or if you have any questions feel free to send me a PM.
We will have stock in Germany within the next couple of weeks, if you can't wait until then I'd recommend http://nitrous-networks.co.uk.
BBServers never let me down when I previously hosted with them.
Quick and easy for a build server.
Just buy a dedi from nfoservers.com
They cannot be as strict or efficient with there abuse ACL's on the dedicated boxes. Where as the VDS is cheaper and faster. I've 12 cores (4xe1230 and 8x5690) for $259 from them, with there abuse ACL protection.
Also he's lurking this thread, I'm just waiting for an argument here.
No matter what their Terms of Service says, they're fully responsible for any hardware issues and even (I think) certain damage applied to files hosted by their service.
Also, Jargen's ToS is basically saying that if anything "they" don't like happens, they'll cancel your service under any reason given, which almost any host has in their ToS (rightfully so) but the way it's explained is ridicoulus, and ends up formulated as "Don't try shit" rather than "Use our service in a respectfull manner", which is honestly a dick move however I'm not sure if there's any laws about it.
There's some reasons however that they can not cancel your service as a reason for, for example certain cases regarding resource usages.
If you've purchased a "16-Slot Garry's Mod server", a list of reserved resources are required accessable for the client for him to know if he's breaking said limit or not, otherwise it's just a human factor whether his service lives or dies, and again it's a dick move however I'm not sure if there's any laws about it.
Regarding the "No refunds" fad that's been going on around Garry's Mod server hosters, if you've made a service agreement with a client regarding the purchase of a service (The game server), the client can choose to cancel the order at any given point untill it's been used (Gone online)
To be honest, looking at the overall service I'm surprised to say that it's actually WHMCS verified.
As for data loss there are NO covers required - and I don't know of ANY host would pay for damages to your files, that's just stupid. It's up to the client to purchase or maintain adequate backup systems unless otherwise advertised.
I don't think WHMCS really verify things? There just a payment system really. The only real law you where right on is the hardware one.
If you have an extra PC, and good internet ( I hear its pretty fast in Europe compared to America ) I recommend hosting it yourself. It works great for me.
I personally use UKGame, but that's just my opinion though.
I use RedSpeedServers.com and they provide such reasonable prices with DDoS protection. They've been having some down time with there datacenter, so they switched over to Dallas, TX and provided free DDoS protection.
As for getting a maybe like a Dedicated such, I recommend getting nfoservers.com VPS 2 core. Its the best one to have to hold some number of servers. I hosted 2 PERP servers, 1 DarkRP, and 1 Build servers with no lag at all. Of a course the servers wernt fully packed.
Personally, I didn't have a very good experience with Xenonservers.
My community was running a Custom TTT server and Fretta, both with a custom store, and on Xenonservers there was a pretty good amount of lag. But now we use xfactorservers, which doesn't necessarily specialize in GMod servers as much as Xenonservers, but they do have better pings and they have some good coupons that will get you off 20% off each month.
I hate xenonservers, there nothing but bad hosting now.
They say they provide FastDL - I don't see any FastDL on my server. I even ask.
They also have like almost everyday of downtime with there servers and control panel.
Support - I get shit support everytime I ask for something wrong with my server.
They also have strict access from uploading .dll files (not saying its bad but eh)
pretty sure Xenon includes FastDL as well as a base server.cfg with FastDL automatically enabled.
I never had any downtime with them, just relatively bad ping for what I was running on my server. That was over a year ago though.
The DLL restrictions are so someone doesn't upload something nasty and fuck the server up, yes, damn them for protecting their clients
I've been using Xenon Servers to host my gmod server for the past year and a half.
It's was moderate at the beginning, now it's pretty awesome.
Xenon Servers provides FastDL automatically, no need to worry about setting up a website and
updating every time you update the server.
They provide free DDoS protection for your server as well.
My server hardly ever lags but once in a full moon it will, and I just send in a ticket and they fix it within a hour. The staff are very friendly.
Overall: It's been awesome. Great when using Filezilla to manage your files as well.
Oh, and they have a list of mods and plugins that they will automatically install for your server
(ULX, Evolve, ASSMOD, etc) in just a matter of seconds.
I'd recommend Xenon, don't know why everyone else has such a bad reputation with them.