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Offering Hosting Services for MySQL & BFACP? Procon?

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Hi All,

So I've been thinking about doing something like this for a while but I always talked myself out of it. I want to get some feedback on this idea and how many would think about using it if it was offered.

In the past I know how hard it was for some users to get a MySQL database going and running the BFACP (since it's a bit requirement heavy in some cases). What I would be doing is offering to manage both of these for you.

If enough interest was shown in something like this I would definitely think about doing it. Of course, I also know the risks I would be taking in something like this, but to list what I would be offering I guess is this.

  • MySQL Hosting
    • Daily backups of the database to a remote site & option to download it yourself.
    • No limit on how big your database can be (within reason).
    • Able to bring over your current database
  • BFACP Hosting (If running AdKats on your layers)
    • This would run the newest version (v3.0)
    • Will still be available to run on your own hardware
    • Will have extra features that are not available for an open source setup (still need to think of good things ;))
    • Able to use your own domain name with the proper DNS setup.
    • Free SSL Certificate
  • Both Above
  • Premium Feature Ideas (01/23/2020)
    • Machine Learning of your data to help predict certain events or trends. (Think best time to populate a server based on past data.)
    • TBD...

Please let me know what you think of this idea and vote in the poll. Again not confirming anything like this will happen but if I get enough interest from the community for something like this then please let me know.

Disclaimer: This will NOT be something affiliated with MyRCON but will be ran through it in terms of a payment processor.

EDIT: 01/16/2020

Something I also thought about doing along with this is procon hosting too but would need to figure that part out. 

EDIT: 01/23/2020

I've added a poll question for how much this service would be priced in. This would help me gauge what would be an appropriate range for this service. I've also added something that could be a premium feature.

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i would 100% use it and ditch my provider since you guys would be focused in hosting services for THE GAME and not general hosting + you know all what we need and we won't be needing to write tickets to open ports... change php versions etc...

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@wizz3 use your own webserver and then you would not have those problems... Decent web space providers like contabo or 1&1 allow you to change all those settings without any problems in their web interface?

 

Just my view: I would not use 3rd party hosting, because GDPR disallows it for me. At least the part with the IP addresses would be a problem for me... (At least for me as an EU citizen)

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I would rent the service.
Also perfect that it's self hostable as well so everyone should be lucky with it.

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[mention=233]wizz3[/mention] use your own webserver and then you would not have those problems... Decent web space providers like contabo or 1&1 allow you to change all those settings without any problems in their web interface?
 
Just my view: I would not use 3rd party hosting, because GDPR disallows it for me. At least the part with the IP addresses would be a problem for me... (At least for me as an EU citizen)
It wouldn't prevent you, as long as the service is GDPR compliment you should be fine. Which it would have to be, especially since I live in California so I have to also be compliment with the newly passed bill (CC0A). Which is far more stricter. That's as far as the service goes.

For your side you would also need to be compliment, since you would deal with ip addresses.

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Something I also thought about doing along with this is procon hosting too but would need to figure that part out. 

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Added a 2nd poll question regarding the procon part.


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For BFACP support please post in the BFACP topic linked above.

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I would use depending on the cost.

I am running adkats and the web page (http://tyger07.github.io/BF4-Server-Stats/_ for killer stats plug in.

The database and web page is currently running on my NAS.

I also looked at installing BFACP but no luck on my NAS.

Have tried to also get in running on google cloud services, but out of depth.  

 

Hence would love you to host and keep updated.

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On 1/17/2020 at 1:25 AM, Skepmeister said:

I would use depending on the cost.

I am running adkats and the web page (http://tyger07.github.io/BF4-Server-Stats/_ for killer stats plug in.

The database and web page is currently running on my NAS.

I also looked at installing BFACP but no luck on my NAS.

Have tried to also get in running on google cloud services, but out of depth.  

 

Hence would love you to host and keep updated.

I would still need to figure out the cost factor and what's fair. Considering it would be a managed service and would technically offer a bit more than a standard web hosting service would for cheap. Things that would need your own VPS for and sometimes from a very specific provider. I can tell you a price range though I am thinking about. Somewhere between $5 - $30 USD, depending on what you would need of course. 


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For BFACP support please post in the BFACP topic linked above.

Do not contact me via PM on the forums for help with procon. Please make a topic for it. Only PM's I will accept will revolve around any website issues.

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Updated topic with new poll question and feature idea. See notes for 01/23/2020.


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when it comes to php and linux/ubuntu i know nothing i have had many problems with pear auto installing php 7 and no being able to disable it so for people like me that cant get it running it would be worth paying for

 

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So far, 14 people have voted. Mostly positive on building a service. I still would like more input as this would be a big undertaking to build properly. 


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So, although I haven't had any new feedback, I'm going to pursue on getting this up and running. I hope interest isn't lost in such a service.


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For BFACP support please post in the BFACP topic linked above.

Do not contact me via PM on the forums for help with procon. Please make a topic for it. Only PM's I will accept will revolve around any website issues.

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I would definitely use this if anything to have a host for ProCon. Sometimes my network times out for 5 seconds and I need to log back in, sometimes if I leave my computer on all night ProCon closes by itself leaving no plugins, and the fact I do have to leave my personal comp on 24/7 so yes please! I don't have the $ for an NAS/cheapo laptop atm so I gotta do what I gotta do, don't want to invest in a VPS just yet.

 

Since VPS is pretty cheap the fact that you'll be providing yours specifically for us server owners I'd pay around $10 to start, probably even more to be honest. Don't really need it for MYSQL since my server host gives that to me, BFACP is a maybe from me, so maybe different prices for different packages?

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13 hours ago, edyisready said:

I would definitely use this if anything to have a host for ProCon. Sometimes my network times out for 5 seconds and I need to log back in, sometimes if I leave my computer on all night ProCon closes by itself leaving no plugins, and the fact I do have to leave my personal comp on 24/7 so yes please! I don't have the $ for an NAS/cheapo laptop atm so I gotta do what I gotta do, don't want to invest in a VPS just yet.

 

Since VPS is pretty cheap the fact that you'll be providing yours specifically for us server owners I'd pay around $10 to start, probably even more to be honest. Don't really need it for MYSQL since my server host gives that to me, BFACP is a maybe from me, so maybe different prices for different packages?

There will probably be different packages. Still need to decide how I would want to do it.


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For BFACP support please post in the BFACP topic linked above.

Do not contact me via PM on the forums for help with procon. Please make a topic for it. Only PM's I will accept will revolve around any website issues.

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