I want to play a modpack in a server with 3 other friends. I've been researching a lot but I found that there are different opinions on how much RAM I need to make it work smoothly.
Some people say that 1 GB is enough for just a few amount of players and a modpack, but some websites say that 1 GB is only enough for vanilla.
Some people also say that 2 GB should be the minimum, but some websites say that 2 GB can only handle 10 mods, meanwhile we want to play the big modpacks (like Crazycraft, RADpack, etc.)
Servers often say that 4 GB is the recommended to play most modpacks but if I compare to what people say, 4 GB just sounds like overkill. Is this a marketing tactic to squeeze money out of unexperienced people? I don't want to get a server thats so strong to the point that I'm wasting money, but I also don't want to get a server that is so slow that its unplayable.
If any of you have experience on renting servers to play modpacks, I would appreciate the insight!