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comment Hosting a public dedicated game server with user authentication
@ollybee regarding the peering of traffic directly by the hosts, will they (hosting providers) tell me if they have done so, or ping+traceroute tests using winmtr etc. is the only way. I have used that tool and will use more to confirm, but just asking you. Thanks
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comment Hosting a public dedicated game server with user authentication
I know you don't know CoD specifics but in case looking at the specifications helps you may check gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/20937/…
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comment Hosting a public dedicated game server with user authentication
thanks a lot for all your points, especially the jitter related one. I need 4 more reputation to upvote your answer. I have been doing multiple ping tests on some sample IPs and ping values to a nearby city are coming around ~65 to 150 ms, including some different ISPs. So, I guess I need to check some more hosting providers and do some more ping, jitter tests. By uplink of a server do you mean the upload speed? How much do you suggest for upload and download speeds?
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comment Hosting a public dedicated game server with user authentication
@ollybee thanks again for the updates. I will make sure to take care of those points. Wow, Stackexchange has been so so useful in my all-round development. What would I be doing without it! I guess your network got a Grade A in the pingtest results. Can you confirm please?
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comment Hosting a public dedicated game server with user authentication
@ollybee another thing. Most people advise not to host in India, just like @Arjun Bajaj in the other answer. What things would you advise to check with the hosting company before taking up. This will be my first hosting so I don't have enough experience. I am a software developer by profession and have worked on client's servers, but all were hosted in US/Europe. Also, those were all web applications related hostings. I guess gaming has its own requirements. I see that you work in a datacentre, so I expect some good suggestions from you. Thanks
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@ollybee I really appreciate your help. The bounty is almost certainly yours :). Since you tried pinging to Indian IPs, please let me know what is the result of your network quality in pingtest.net I am doing these surveys to practically prove that physical distance can be a hindrance in gaming (especially the real time shooter games like Call of Duty). All this is part of my plan to setup a self-sustainable gaming network in my region. You may go through this question
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comment Hosting a public dedicated game server with user authentication
@ollybee I think it will be difficult to find good providers with India based data centres.
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Thanks. Your answer is very helpful. I have put your sample IP point in my mails to local server hosting providers. Lets see what happens.
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