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Server Hosters Review - Beastnode

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NewLibertyMC
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Now, I got a lot of questions from both Planet Minecraft and in our server about which server hosting we use. That is why I decided to written this article so that you guys have a easier time choosing a server. This article will be a hybrid of learning how to choose a server hoster and a a review of Beastnode from our personal experiences with it. If you want to check out Beastnode for yourself just go to the link below.


So as you probably guessed from the title we used a Server Hoster named Beastnode (formerly known as GSVerse). Before we went through with actually choosing this hoster we did quite bit of extensive research since the hoster makes or breaks a popular server. We will also stay from using stars since those really don't tell the story that potential buyers want to know.

Support:

I can't stress this enough, but support is the most important aspect of any hoster. Whether it may be a game server or anything else, you always need a dedicated support team. This is since hosting is riddled with all sorts of phenomenon that requires support. So what we did to test the Support was not only read the reviews of it, but also check it out ourselves by sending a support ticket filled with technical questions. We crossed off several hosters this way since they were taking too long to respond (which was more than 24 Hours). If real support takes more than 24 hours when you have a major problem with your server. Good luck,n because you are gonna need it. Anyway so in this process we came to know Beastnode.

How Beastnode Measures Up:

What really impressed with Beastnode is that you get dedicated and personal support from them. I was extremely surprised when I got a response from them in literally 20 minutes when I was first querying for the server. I learned two things from this.

1) Beastnode has International Support: I live in Seoul, South Korea so I am used to waiting around 10 hours for most support tickets. So instantaneous support is always a welcome.

2) Personal Support: Through my hosting with them I have come to become sort of friends with two members Justin and Brian. From what I can tell these guys really know their stuff and actually makes the support process painless. (Now I just wish that Microsoft has the same degree of decency but I digress.)

So as a result of this killer support Beastnode was already a deal-breaker in my eyes and was ready to start hosting from them. But for your benefit, lets go through with some other specs.

Server Specs:

Looking at the features of a server is also extremely important. To prevent frequent lags that is likely to detract from the popularity of your server you need to find the perfect fit for you. Thinks you NEED ton check are as follows.
1. Internet Dedicated Uplink (Should be at least 1 Gigabit Connection)
2. RAM (Determines the size of your server)
3. CPU (Better processing = Less Lags during Chunk Generation, World Editing, Etc.)
4. Storage (If they have a slow hard drive all the RAM won't do justice)
5. Uptime (Accept Nothing Less than 99.99%)

How Beastnode Measures Up:

Beastnode is continuously upping their specs so by the time you read this my post may be outdated. However, they utilize major data centers around their world. So even Europeans looking for a server will low ping can latch on to their Paris servers. Anyway, the server specs depend on the plan you get creatively named from Chicken to Ghast Plans. I have found that Beastnode gives you the most bang for your buck. Some people have mentioned how the RAM they give out seems a bit too small. But make no mistake they are the cheapest, most reliable servers. What is really exciting about Beastnode right now is that they just embraced SSD for their storage. Result? Our server has been experiencing Zero Lag and Zero Downtime for the last two weeks <= That is an amazing feat by the way. My only hope for them is to start providing Asian data centers,n although that seems unlikely since very little play Minecraft in Asia.

Administration and Upscaling:

Great now you got your server! What's next? That's right! Administration! Administrating your server is a literal pain in the a**. Updating your server, updating bukkit, updating bukkit plguins, etc. Then there comes the time when your server is popular enough for you to start upscaling and you find that your hoster doesn't support it and you have to start from scratch. Make no mistake this is yet another important feature to look at when choosing a hoster.

How Beastnode Measures Up:

Beastnode has taken a more personalized approach to this by not using McMyAdmin. Their own branded Control Panel includes FTP client, console,n and other great administration tools. Furthermore, they easily help youn upscale almost instantly when you request them for it. However, I wish they still gave you a choice to choose between their personalized control panel and the McMyAdmin. However, don't despair! All of you who are looking to start your first server will definitely prefer their customized solution than McMyAdmin is which more geared for experienced users who have hosted servers before. On upscaling, we are extremely pleased with it as they are open to new suggestions in server builds. (FYI: We are currently running on a custom plan that we worked on with Beastnode to come up with.)

Conclusion:

So I hoped this tutorial/review helped you be more aware when choosing nyour hosters. As you probably can tell, we are completely in love with nBeastnode at the moment. The dedication they shown in making their nserver run in tip-top shape really is their deal-breaker even if we nignore their excellent servers, administration, etc.

I still suggest however that you research Beastnode for yourself before nyou intend to dedicate to it! But you can try out their hosting for nyourself since they have a 7-Day Money-back guarantee. Although no one in the right mind will move away form them once they get hooked XD


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StefanXX
Level 1
New Miner
October 13, 2013, 8:28 am

I used beastnode it was pretty good no one used to say lag and stuff, thereafter I started to be ddosed so changed to servers with ddos protection like pytohost verygames and hosthorde right now i am in verygames and the lag is just boss I noticed that beastnode has 8 core on theyr cpu so that is pretty good im going back to them verygames can't hold with my 120 players the tps goes down to 15

tommysoldschool
Level 10
Journeyman Scribe
February 1, 2013, 8:21 pm

Wow. Just got BeastNode because of this post and I hate it. I don't know why. I usually have around 14 players on my server with small, lightweight plugins. And it just SKYROCKETS to 99% CPU usage and stays there forever! I opened a support ticket a couple of hours ago and I'm waiting for a reply.

Dontongeno
Level 1
New Miner
August 17, 2012, 8:35 pm

Derp, i dont know i can price match and get a 8gb ram on a mossy cobble which is a lot better than beastnode for 25$ BEAT THAT YALL

BoneHunter9
Level 45
Master Slime Tamer
July 30, 2012, 1:47 pm

beastnode is a very good hoster.used them till i buyed a own root server.

LinkZeldaCraft
Level 3
Apprentice Warrior
July 28, 2012, 2:47 pm

Your so helpful! This post and the ones about running the server give me bunch of ideas on how to run it. Thanks, your doing great.

ricklowdis
Level 39
Artisan Architect
July 14, 2012, 8:23 pm

I have had Beastnode since I started hosting a server over a year and a half ago. I have had some lag issues but I believe they were casued by plugins. I removed some plugins and the lag always went away. I found the support to always be helpful. I started paying $14.95/mo for a 24 user 728mb of ram server (the cow package whatever the specs are I'm not 100% sure) and the price has steadly went down in that time period to $10/mo. In that time I've been through 5 ventrilo servers and 3 battlefield 3 servers because of shit support, billing problems, and lag.

I suggest using the FTP (which they have an easy guide that teaches you how to set it up) to manage files and plugins. It seems their gamepanel manager lags a bit at times. Nothing serious but I prefer FTP with Notepad ++ makes editing plugins much easier.



I'm an asshole I'm a tough customer to deal with and these guys have yet to disappoint me.

ricklowdis
Level 39
Artisan Architect
July 14, 2012, 8:25 pm

also great blog diamond for you

origindol
Level 1
New Miner
June 23, 2012, 9:00 am

Dont play the server.THE ADMINS ARE S** HOLES AND BAN YOU FOR NO REASSON AND TOLD ME TO F**K A GOAT.DONT PLAY THIS CRAP.

Dustintyner
Level 1
New Miner
March 11, 2012, 7:28 am

THIS SERVER SUCKS NO ONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD GO ON THIS SERVER AFTER THE CRAP THEY DID TO ME. 1. THEY ABUSE THEIR ADMIN RIGHTS 2. THEY DO BULLSHIT STUFF TO GET YOU PISSED. 3. ITS LAGGY AS HELL AND 4. THEY GOT A STUPID TRAP AT SPAWN THAT SAYS DIAMONDS FOR NOOBS THEN WHEN YOU PRESS THE BUTTON YOU FALL IN A PIT A LAVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I RECOMMEND THAT NO ONE GO ON THIS SERVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SLPMajor
Level 1
New Crafter
August 4, 2012, 8:38 pm

And we are really taking your reccomendations seriously. Trololoolololololololololololololololo

moneyballs0675
Level 1
New Miner
March 1, 2012, 4:44 pm

GET THE SERVER UP LOSERS





TROLOLOLOLOLOL

moneyballs0675
Level 1
New Miner
March 1, 2012, 4:40 pm

U BANNED ME PLZ UNBAN ME I DID NOTHING

ITS MONEYBALLS0675

Elety
Level 1
New Miner
January 7, 2012, 5:02 am

24.211.0.175 join

OpticWB
Level 1
New Crafter
December 31, 2011, 9:51 am

I used BeastNode, Good at first, support began to drop. Multiple Crashes, Lag, on A vanilla 512MB of RAM. It was 20$ a month for 48 slots and 1GB of RAM.
I'm now with DaddyCheese, Amazing, 20$ gets me 72 slots with 3GB of RAM. AMAZING!

JJrambo96
Level 11
Journeyman Pony
January 23, 2012, 1:26 pm

You do realize that there is a huge difference between pounds and dollars right? It is $30 for a 48 slot server.

moneyballs0675
Level 1
New Miner
March 1, 2012, 4:42 pm

i know it sucks

Andro121
Level 1
New Explorer
December 19, 2011, 9:11 pm

Hi Lee Lol!

FRSHSnip3r
Level 37
Artisan Pixel Painter
November 20, 2011, 5:39 am

Really good review well anyways they sponsor me

NewLibertyMC
Level 44
Master Baconator
November 30, 2011, 2:40 am

Thanks :)

NewLibertyMC
Level 44
Master Baconator
November 19, 2011, 5:06 pm

Guys if you have any questions feel free to ask! Also if you request a server review for another hoster just reply to this thread.

garfield56
Level 17
Journeyman Dragonborn
December 14, 2011, 1:29 pm

Hey newlibertymc, himynameissrlee, can you please review hostmycraft.com? I was trying to find a good hoster but when i found hostmycraft, the prices were 1/10 of what all the prices for other hosts had to offer. Is this a scam or a fake? I really wish to know!

-Youngkorea-

lovelydozen
Level 1
New Miner
November 20, 2011, 12:38 am

Just a question then. How are their server specs and other stuff? You say that they are great but you never specifically mentioned them. Are you trying to hide it from me XD <= Knowing Smile

NewLibertyMC
Level 44
Master Baconator
November 20, 2011, 12:42 am

OK, LOL maybe you don't trust me enough yet. The blog was geared towards noobs so that they could easily comprehend what I was saying but here are the details on server specs.

  • Dual CPU Intel Xeon 56XX Series Processors (4-6 cores per CPU)
  • 24GB of DDR3 RAM (Although the amount that is dedicated is based on your plan.)

  • Solid State Drives
  • 1000 Mbps Uplink


These are the finest specs that you will find for any minecraft hoster. If you want beyond 24 GB, well lets just say that you are a rich guy and should buy his own server :P

tommysoldschool
Level 10
Journeyman Scribe
February 1, 2013, 8:23 pm

Nope, Solid state is NOT the fastest. Ever heard of RAMDisk? Otherwise, those specs are great.

lovelydozen
Level 1
New Miner
November 20, 2011, 12:42 am

Just teasing ya bro :P

Anyway those specs look darn good.

Jack_Keeley
Retired Moderator
Level 48
Master Miner
November 19, 2011, 4:47 pm

Awesome Blog!!

NOTE: People that are beginner or not alot of Computer knowlege should get a mc server from a hosting company, but if you are knolagable, prices are great with VPS's and you can control everything.

EDIT: I Highy Recommend Beast node as well, never lagged on the servver they host.

srleeplus337
Level 1
New Miner
November 19, 2011, 4:53 pm

Well that would mean people would have to know Mysql tables and other complex coding language not to mention A names and stuff like that. Meh keep it simple and let the hosters do those. I have been using Beastnode and they are really awesome.

It kinda seems like Newliberty is gushing over them but they REALLY do deserve that kind of praise. And plus their prices are lower than dedicated VPSs.

nyancattycat
Level 1
New Miner
November 19, 2011, 4:45 pm

Much props to you man!

nyancattycat
Level 1
New Miner
November 19, 2011, 4:46 pm

Btw when are you gonna do your series on Running Your Server?

NewLibertyMC
Level 44
Master Baconator
November 19, 2011, 7:28 pm

We will add another one tomorrow most likely.

Spoiler, the subject will be Server Stability

planetoftheblocks
Level 1
New Miner
November 19, 2011, 4:43 pm

Fucking awesome. I'm gonna research this server hoster for myself. Seems like an awesome solution.

wobblyman
Level 1
New Miner
November 19, 2011, 4:44 pm

Yeah definitely agree to what you said man. This guy is one extreme blogger.

NewLibertyMC
Level 44
Master Baconator
November 19, 2011, 7:29 pm

Thank you

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