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I wanted to give an update to how EZRCON is doing. As of today we have 56 active customers using the services offered. I'm glad its doing so well and it hasn't been 1 year yet. To those that have services with EZRCON, I hope the service is doing well and if not please let us know so that we can improve it where possible. We've done quite a few changes behind the scenes to improve the performance hopefully.
We'll be launching a new location for hosting procon layers in either Los Angeles, USA or Chicago, IL. Still being decided on where the placement should be but these two locations are not set in stone yet. We would like to get feedback on where we should have a new location for hosting the Procon Layers, which you can do by replying to this topic. A poll will be created where people can vote on which location they would like to see.
We're also looking for some suggestions on what else you would like to see for hosting provider options. So please let us know your thoughts on this matter.
So seeing as Venice Unleased is released, I'm looking into if I should offer game hosting for it. I would like some feedback on this subject.
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Added ability to disable the new API check for player country info
Updated GeoIP database file
Removed usage sending stats
Added EZRCON ad banner
If you are upgrading then you may need to add these two lines to your existing installation in the file procon.cfg. To enable these options just change False to True.
I wanted I let you know that I am starting to build out the foundation for the hosting services that I talked about here. The pricing model I was originally going for wasn't going to be suitable for how I want to build it. So instead I decided to offer each service as it's own product instead of a package deal. In the future, hopefully, I will be able to do this and offer discounts to those that choose it.
Here is how the pricing is laid out for each service as well as information about each. This is as of 7/12/2020.
Single MySQL database (up to 30 GB) is $10 USD per month.
If you go over the 30 GB usage for the database then each additional gigabyte is charged at $0.10 USD each billing cycle. If you're under 30GB you don't need to worry about this.
Databases are replicated across 3 zones (regions) for redundancy. One (1) on the east coast of the USA, One (1) in Frankfurt, and One (1) in Singapore. Depending on the demand, this would grow to more regions.
Databases will also be backed up daily and retained for 7 days.
Procon Layer will be $2 USD per month.
Each layer will only allow one (1) game server connection. The reason behind this is for performance.
Each layer will also come with all available plugins installed by default. This is to help facilitate faster deployments and get you up and running quickly.
Each layer will automatically restart if Procon crashes.
Each layer will also automatically restart daily at midnight to make sure it stays in tip-top shape.
Custom plugins can be installed by submitting a support ticket.
Battlefield Admin Control Panel (BFACP) will be $5 USD per month
As I am still working on building version 3 of the software, I will be installing the last version I did. Once I complete version 3 it will automatically be upgraded for you.
All these services will be managed by me so you don't have to worry about the technical side of things to get up and going.
If you would like to see how much it would cost for the services, I made a calculator that you can use. It can be found here https://ezrcon.com/calculator.html