Today I have upgraded the main server that GunColony runs on to a higher tier OVH game server. Here are the specs before and after the upgrade:
- CPU: 4790K -> Ryzen 3600X
- Memory: 16GB -> 64GB
- Storage: SATA -> NVMe
- Bandwidth: 250Mbps -> 1Gbps
The CPU performance should be nearly doubled compared to before, and the memory was quadrupled. Also, the new higher tier server has a better DDoS protection, even though the protection was already good in the previous server after some issues were addressed.
Note that the game servers are currently unchanged. They are still running on the same machines running Ryzen 3600 and 3700X CPUs. However, the spec upgrade to the main server machine will allow me to move all current game servers onto the machine in the very near future. This should reduce the effective ping for all players by around 30ms (the ping displayed in tab list won’t change) – which be the main benefit of today’s server move. The other server machines will remain to run future, extremely CPU-demanding gamemodes – massive Mob-Arena’s anyone? – and as a measure to handle player spikes in case of future server advertisements.
Finally, I would like to say that hosting these servers is expensive; please consider donating if you would like to support us in keeping the server running and growing the server in the future.