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    posted a message on Self Hosters and Those with Free Server Hosts: What would you change?

    Before I begin, I would like to say that I was heavily unsure where to post this; so, mods, if you feel this would be better suited elsewhere feel free to move my thread.


    With that out of the way, let me get right into it.. I plan on starting a company similar to Aternos and Triangle in the future, providing easily accessible and quickly setup Minecraft servers free of charge. I get that funding servers can be tough, and want what still has yet to be done: free servers, without a catch.


    -No queues

    -Server Stays online 24/7

    -No long waits for setup

    -And no nonsense from us about upgrading your server


    So my question to you, what are some pain points that you're facing, that I can tackle head on.


    Just in case anyone was curious... FAQ:


    Q. Why now? And why free?


    A. Let's be real, no new host looking for a profit is going to last unless they have an obscene amount of money to invest in marketing. That is not the case for me. Simply put, I want to pay it forward, the years have gone by and their still isn't a single free host that doesn't come with some compromises -this, I want to change. It's been long enough, no server or community of talented individuals should be disadvantaged because they don't have the sufficient funds to put into an actual quality server.


    Q. What's the point, and why are you asking us?


    A. It's sad that I'd need to answer this, really. But, my main intention is leveling the playing field between servers and providing every community a chance at success -no community should have to self host. The reason I've done this is I've seen too many friends and even some members of my own extended family struggle to run servers and just give up as the current options for those on a budget, or who simply cant afford a server at all are just riddled with pain points.


    Q. What's your business model?


    A. Since my main concern with this is simply just being able to break even, ads and dedicated IPs likely would make up the bulk of my revenue if I go through with this. Profit would be a nice plus, but just a bonus.


    Q. Hardware?


    A. Considering the servers are free, I'd start w/ VPS's running the following specs and evolve them into full nodes once the revenue is there to do so:

    Dual Core 2.4GHz Intel Xeon E5 v3's

    DDR3 ECC RAM

    RAID 10

    Intel SSDs

    100mbps ports


    Q. Would there be DDoS protection?


    A. Yes, and running on a 3Tb/s surplus network.


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    Anyhow back to the point, what's been bothering you the most about the current market for free servers and how would you advise we change it.


    I more than look forward to your input.


    Regards,

    TnrR

    Posted in: Server Support and Administration
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    posted a message on Server

    Just thought I'd let you know we do price match -and will take 5% (psst.. it's permanent) off our competitors offers. ;)


    If you're ever interested, don't hesitate to let me know!


    Regards,


    Tanner Robertson


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    Instahost // Sales Representative


    Hosting made affordable.

    Posted in: Hosting Requests
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    posted a message on CLOSED

    Apparently the link I gave you was broken,

    Our billing panel which lists are plans can be found at billing.instahosting.uk


    Hope we can work something out.



    Regards,



    Tanner Robertson


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    Instahost // Sales Represtentative


    Hosting made affordable.

    Posted in: Hosting Requests
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    posted a message on Server

    Of course! When you go to our billing panel they're right under the prompt that says 'Order Hosting'.


    However, I'd be more than happy to list them here:


    -Wood Plan - 512MB RAM - $1.50

    -Coal Plan - 1GB RAM - $2.95

    -Grass Plan - 2GB RAM - $5.90

    -Gold Plan - 3GB RAM - $8.90

    -Iron Plan - 4GB RAM - $11.75

    -Redstone Plan - 5GB RAM - $14.70

    -Emerald Plan - 6GB RAM - $17.70

    -Diamond Plan - 7GB RAM - $20.70

    -Bedrock Plan - 8GB RAM - $23.50

    -Zombie Plan - 9GB RAM - $26.50

    -Creeper Plan - 10GB RAM - $29.50



    Since we are based in the UK, our pricing is £2/gb. Which is roughly $3/gb.


    One important note: All plans come w/ a free website and email hosting (if you have a domain); We also will take a server backup for you (per request).


    Apologies if you were confused by our billing panel, we know it's slow and are working to fix it.


    Thanks for your interest in having services with us.


    Regards,


    Tanner Robertson


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    Instahost // Sales Represtentative[/i]


    Hosting made affordable.

    Posted in: Hosting Requests
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    posted a message on Server

    Oh, my appologies. Can not believe I gave you a broken link.


    As our main website isn't finished yet, you may access our billing portal, which lists our plans at billing.instahosting.uk

    If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask.


    Sorry for the inconvenience.


    Regards,


    Tanner Robertson


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    Instahost // Sales Represtentative


    Hosting made affordable.

    Posted in: Hosting Requests
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    posted a message on CLOSED

    Hi there! I'm Tanner from InstaHost. Now, I can see you're already with GigaNetwork. However, we'd love to have you as a client. As a new server host, we have a huge ambition to help fuel communities like yours so they can reach their utmost potential. So, if you're willing and the price is reasonable, we could price match your current plan with GigaNetwork and even offer a 5% discount off on top of that. Also, as we cannot offer a 8gb VPS, we are willing to bump you upto a 14gb VPS with that offer -free of charge.


    Also, we understand that DDoS attacks are frustrating. So, we'll see if we can work something out with you on that front to.


    If you're ever interested feel free to check out our plans here (Our website ins't finished just yet. However, you'll be able to access your VPS as normal and also have a free 10 server multicraft license with it as well)


    Hope to have you as a client!


    All the best,


    Tanner Robertson


    PS. We're always here to help you. Whether it be daily backups (by request) or installing a plugin feel free to contact us. If you ever need to email me, my email is [email protected]


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    Instahost // Sales Represtentative


    Hosting made affordable.

    Posted in: Hosting Requests
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    posted a message on Server

    Hi there! I'm Tanner from Instahost. We provide high quality, 24/7 hosting for those that are on a budget. Unfortunately, we can not provide you with a free server; as no host would be able to stay in business. However, we believe we get very close (Only $3/gb!).


    We have not finished our website just yet, but are still providing servers to our customers. Now, I know $3 is still nonetheless a huge step up from free. However, our Wood Plan will run you just $1.50 per month! And, on top of that we offer a free website and email hosting with all of our servers.


    Now, to the skeptics here let me go over the specs that we're going to provide as we get things finalized (Still offering servers though -which you can use).


    Our servers are ran out of Germany with 2gbps uplinks, and backed by a 50gbps network to the data center (with basic DDoS protection as well -so don't worry about downtime). On top of that, we run industry standard hexacore Xeon CPUs, DDR3 RAM, and high performance HDDs. On the software side, our servers run everyone's favorite Multicraft panel.


    If you're ever interested feel free to check out our plans here.


    Hope to have you as a client!


    Highest Regards,


    Tanner Robertson


    PS. We're always here to help you. Whether it be daily backups (by request) or installing a plugin feel free to contact us. If you ever need to email me, my email is [email protected]


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    Instahost // Sales Represtentative


    Hosting made affordable.

    Posted in: Hosting Requests
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    posted a message on EULA Revisited: an Updated Q&A From Mojang
    Can't you guys even spend a dollar to a server, I mean seriously. The only people here who are excited are the ones who are too poor to have the cheapest rank anywhere. I believe servers shouldn't be Pay2Win but this went too far.

    If we made ranks have a price range of up to $50 and made them refundable, none of this would of happened. But know we're paying the price for all the parents calling Mojang asking for them to refund a rank :P

    Problem is my top rank, which is $50, is super OP and has access to every command except the ones you need to be OP for and God/Creative in games. We were all hyped about it cause of how good of a value it was, however now our ranks our now going to have to be scaled down alot.

    What hits me most, is that we can't have restricted areas, I mean you donated, you should have a place to hang out with the other VIPs like you.
    Posted in: Discussion
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    posted a message on Unicraft - A Universe Of Fun - We're Hiring
    @AlieonTheGamerTQ sorry I haven't responded I spent more time on the server then on MCForums. From December on we've been filled with lots of work to do. So Sorry!
    Posted in: PC Servers
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    posted a message on Unicraft - A Universe Of Fun - We're Hiring
    Unicraft - A Universe Of Fun - Join Us

    Intro:
    Have you ever wanted to have the pride of being a staff member of a new server and assist in making it big? Well, here's your chance! With big plans in mind for our small server we're accepting the kitchen sink of applications! So come on down and we'll
    a-joyed to welcome you to our team.

    What we do: We at Unicraft, believe in being a one stop shop server. Where you could play a mini-game or survive the night, and start a big event in our auditorium. What-ever you want to do we can guarantee we have it.

    Interesting, what can we do? We have several staff positions for you to choose from

    Including: Developer - Program Mini-games, work w/ command blocks, access the server panel and handle plugins.
    Admins- Handle Purchases, Ban Players (if requested by moderator), Start Meetings, organize events
    Mod - Monitor Chat, Enforce rules of the server, Monitor Mumble Server

    Prefer not being a staff member? That's OK, you can buy a one month pass to beta test our server here: http://www.unicraftmc.com
    Posted in: PC Servers
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