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Community Dedicated Server

We are testing an overclocked 5GHZ water cooled i7-7700K 64GB dedicated server with a custom linux build @ US$130 per month funded by community members.


DONATE via PayPal by sending donations directly to mikeyh@palobby.com ideally in US$ to avoid fees.

The server is partially funded for January by:

Date Amount Comment
2018-01-02 $50.00 Lulamae
2018-01-06 $5.00 iban
2018-01-06 $10.00 [BRN]Elite Sardaukar
2018-01-10 $50.00 n30n
2018-01-13 $11.72 skywalker
2018-01-17 $30.00 elodea

The server is partially funded for December by:

Date Amount Comment
2017-12-28 $12.93 TheEffectTheCause
2017-12-05 $4.50 iban


The server is partially funded for November by:

Date Amount Comment
2017-11-03 $23.72 [BRN]EvilSteve (monthly)
2017-11-03 $18.92 [BRN]Pshyco (monthly)
2017-11-03 $9.31 waidhofer (monthly)
2017-11-05 $23.72 [BRN]Elite Sardaukar and [BRN]The Nosebreaker
2017-11-05 NZ$21.13 Omega / Lord of Silence
2017-11-08 $9.31 Swefen
2017-11-16 $4.5- NikolaMX
2017-10-31 $9.31 iban

The server was funded in October by:

Date Amount Comment
2017-09-30 $47.35 clopse
2017-10-01 $23.72 [BRN]Elite Sardaukar and [BRN]The Nosebreaker
2017-10-02 $23.72 [BRN]EvilSteve (monthly)
2017-10-03 $18.92 [BRN]Pshyco (monthly)
2017-10-03 $9.31 waidhofer (monthly)
2017-10-03 $10.27 ematarkus

Hosting and CDN

From November 2017 all hosting and CDN costs are covered by Uber Entertainment donations.

Hosting and CDN costs are currently around US$150 per month (spiking to US$250 per month during sales) to support the following:

PA Stats has now been decommissioned to reduce costs from US$200+ (spiking to US$300+ per month).

Estimate for Halloween sales and November: US$200

Estimate for Steam Autumn Sale, Black Friday sales and December: US$250

Estimate for Steam Winter Sale, Holiday Sales and January: US$300

Stats

The CDN currently serves around 1 million requests per day with massive spikes during sales.

Stats for the 2017-12-22 Steam Winter Sale and Titans Follow-up Sale to 2018-01-08:

  • 2,700 peak concurrent users
  • 53,000+ unique users
  • 1 TB CDN data
  • 27 million CDN requests

Stats for the 2016-12-22 Steam Winter Sale and Titans Follow-up Sale to 2017-01-08:

  • 5,000 peak concurrent users
  • 50,000+ unique users
  • 2 TB CDN data
  • 37 million CDN requests

Dec 2016 - Jan 2017 stats:

  • 120,000+ unique users
  • 4.5 TB CDN data
  • 79 million CDN requests


Personal expenditure to date was US$9,000+ as of October 2017.

Stack

Nginx / Node.js are the dev stack for all new projects.

  • KeyCDN
  • Nginx 1.12.x / http2 (latest)
  • Node.js 9.x (latest) with mongodb3 driver
  • Percona MongoDB 3.4.x (still testing 3.6)
  • Debian 8.x (moving to 9.x soon)
  • Linode (8GB / 4 cores / 96 GB SSD / 4TB transfer / 40Gbit network in / 1Gbit network out / KVM)

Legacy Services

  • Apache 2.4.x / PHP 7.x
  • Percona MySQL 5.7.x+

No longer using:

  • AWS CloudFront CDN
  • DynECT anycast DNS
  • NSONE anycast DNS
  • NewRelic server monitoring

Historical Hosting / CDN Donations

Date Amount Comment
2017-10-24 $18.92 kiwi
2017-09-30 $23.72 lula mae
2017-09-26 $191.90 exterminans
2017-09-26 $18.92 blutooth
2017-09-26 $18.92 skywalker
2017-09-26 $14.11 max
2017-09-26 $9.31 rory
2017-09-26 $23.72 lars
2017-09-25 1.14 james
2017-09-25 $9.31 iban
2017-09-25 $18.92 정찬 이
2017-09-25 $4.50 chrisjshull
2017-09-25 $61.00 emarkus
2017-09-25 $14.11 dissonant
2017-09-25 $18.92 roderic
2017-09-24 $9.31 rafal
2017-08-30 $18.92 grandhomie
2017-04-30 $9.31 rafal
2017-04-25 $47.75 dom
2017-04-21 $95.80 waidhofer
2017-01-24 $49.00 dom

Historical Dedicated Server Donations

Date Amount Comment
2017-08-06 $9.31 elite
2017-08-06 $9.31 insomnia
2017-07-30 $9.31 insomnia