Originally Posted by HostRadical
We have hosted a couple of minecraft servers. People tend to use the server for only a couple of months, and this has proven not to be very profitable.
Talking only about personal experiences, Minecraft servers can be very resource hungry and often the people do not really have alot to invest so they buy out cheap servers and cry out because they are not fast enough.
Only good point: since it is a java based game it can be installed on Linux servers
It is to use at your own risks, but there is certainly a market for it.
You have said the issue in one line with selling this!
often the people do not really have alot to invest so they buy out cheap servers and cry out because they are not fast enough.
It is not about the 'fast enough' I have had tons of users wan't 2GB of ram for £10 a month....then they run the CPU up like no tomorrow and the effects kill off the other users on that Node.
The loads and usage for these servers are ludicrous and anyone considering doing it should have a good setup for it.
As in powerful servers 8-16 cores, and charging a high price and set it for those servers only, because the CPU usage is a big killer to the other Node users.
They all wan't low cost servers, I would not advise selling this type of service, unless you build servers custom for the game and the usage, because it is really intense.
And it will become reality once you start allowing more than 2 of these servers on your nodes.
And the profits, I agree with the above, they wan't low cost high spec servers, there is not much profit in the budget market.
Budget VPS is a bigger killer than budget hosting, you do the maths.
IMO, they wan't a game with that amount of usage and users, then pay for it and buy a dedicated box!