Since this worked out so well I decided to Wipe the server and start in Linux instead of Windows and see if I can save $35 per month.
I know I can do it easily in Windows but no only the $35 a month Licence it is the HUGE amount of RAM it takes to run, enough to host a few extra servers!
So I have been playing with the Server a few days and added Windows Server 2016 to that is another $35 per month. That puts price up to $68 per month. I uploaded several games that I am able to run Servers for.
I currently am testing running 40 Player 7 Days to Die, 40 Player Conan Exiles and 16 Player Counter Strike Global Offensive. The cost to rent would be OVER $90
Running those my memory is 66% and I would be able to comfortably and more games like CSGO or 7D2D but games like Ark and Atlas I would probably have to swap out with CE because they are memory hogs.
I can configure and run about any type of game servers so if there is one that you would like to see hosted just let me know!
We all know how cheap it has become to run web sites and even host things like Teamspeak 3 or even vintage shooters like MOH Allied Assault. You just need to work a little and learn as you go but the reward of hosting for yourself as opposed to renting pre-made Guild/Clan Sites like Nitrado does not really let you control what is happening. It is more like you are paying them to Govern their Site. When renting you can't really consider yourself a Webmaster or Server Admin. You are really more like a creative Hall Monitor.
Well before I get off on another Rant I will get back on topic.
We have always run our own Sites here and have held the Domain dbdgaming.com for nearly 2 decades. We used to ALWAYS host our Game Servers UNTIL we got very heavy into MMOs and rented them.
Currently we run two Survival Game Servers that we rent. Today I was checking the Site we rent our Cloud Server from that runs this site and our TS3 Server as well as our MOH AA Server when we throw it on line and I noticed the following Special.
What makes this so very good is that we currently pay $5 per month for 1 core, 1/2 Gig or Ram and 30 Gig of Storage.....OH and another $5 a month for Plesk. We then pay on top of that another $30 for our two Game Servers.
Well right off the bat with the deal above we will be saving $7 per month BUT we are capable of not only running Larger Servers, we can run more!
The best part is that we will once again be 100% in control of our services!
Trust me when I say it is a labor of love and you only get out of it what you are willing to put into it!