I want to open a small server for Minecraft and/or Garrysmod (possibly others, not all at once) and I don't like the idea of paying monthly to run a small server for just me and a couple friends to play on. I've tried to learn things myself but I'm just not getting very far. First of all, I read that I can get in trouble for hosting a game from my PC with certain service providers. Can someone elaborate? Second, how well would a computer with 4GB DDR3 RAM and a Phenom II x4 955 fare running 2 game servers with very few people on them?
I could definitely limit it to one, that wouldn't be a problem. And lastly, my internet speed. 1.38Mb/s Download Speed, 0.43Mb/s ,Upload Speed, 39ms Ping, < 50 Miles from my home. Run #2, 1.95Mb/s Download, 0.42Mb/s Upload, 70m ms Ping, Server was ~ 150 Miles away. I know a little about connection speeds and I know these aren't horrible but how well would they fare hosting a game? Thanks in advance.
Edited by Torn05, 22 January 2011 - 07:22 PM.