Originally Posted by Bru1zer
And it is appreciated, but we need not be lucky, if it's more grunt we need, I'm sure some of the division will gladly donate.
I don't think donations would cut it.
To give you an idea of the resources of the TOG server, which is split
It has consumed 790G of Bandwidth (In + Out) since Jan 1 2013.
It averages around 6G of RAM used, and at least a constant 100% CPU on one CPU thread, bursting to around 100% of 5 CPUS.
It also uses 139G of diskspace, mostly split up amongst the various services, with a big consumer being the TF2 maps mirror etc
Now I don't want anyone to feel like they are hamstrung by my charity, and so I urge you to shop around and see what a server like this might cost you, particularly hosted in Australia. If you can find something that works for you in terms of price and features, go for it. It would be worth understanding exactly how much you might be up for, it might be less than you think!
If I was to sell this machine to one of my customers, I would probably quote in the order of around $400-$600/month, depending on how much bandwidth they pre-paid. (we normally sell bandwidth for $1/Gb)
To me, the most sensible way is to keep trying to optimise the usage of the server - clearly a bunch of badly written mods chew way too much CPU, way more than they need. Its cheapest to get everyone to work together to do it as well...