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Hello,

I'm interested in hosting an online mmorpg on a dedicated server. But I seem to be stumped when it comes to uploading anything to dedicated servers as well as choosing the right dedicated server. I'm a little left in the dark when it comes to actually taking the setup and "uploading" it (if you will) to the dedicated server. I also am not 100% sure which dedicated server company I should sign on with as far as quality/price goes. Any suggested companies would be appreciated. I'm planning to start small with maybe around a 200 user cap? This is flexible. My price range is also flexible depending on the possibilities. These seem to be the best deals that I've come across:

http://www.fasthosts.co.uk/dedicatedservers/

http://www.webhosting.uk.com/dedicated-ser...web-hosting.php

http://www.datacentertalk.com/dedicated-se...-unmetered.html
If you haven't noticed, I'd prefer to use someone operating out of somewhere in Europe. Thoughts? Opinions?

(I've been using Yahoo!'s currency converter to find out what it 'd cost me in US dollars: http://finance.yahoo.com/currency-converte...D;to=EUR;amt=1)

On that first link, I was wondering if anyone could explain to me what the PM after the price means. Also, do any of the specs on these machines appear to be able to meet my needs?

I was also wondering if there are any known tutorials explaining the process involved with getting the server online and open to the public on a dedicated server. I'm uninformed but I'm ready and willing to learn. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
vernhunt

P.S. I did my best to read the stickies and post to the forum's specifications so hopefully I haven't stepped on anyone's toes in posting this.
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I see, thank you for the warning, clyde123.
I also appreciate your suggestion and the fact that you cared enough to share your opinion. However, I was hoping to find the right host somewhere in Europe. I don't need anything too flashy, just around 2GB of RAM and a reasonable processor. Know anyone with that sort of offer? I'm on the lookout.

Thanks.
Vernhunt
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