There’s a person who’s been idling in the Hardfought IRC channel lately by the name of Tori, with this clanhostings tag in front of her name. So one day I ask her what that’s all about… turns out her and her husband (goes by the handle ‘booger’ ;-) own and operate their own web/game server hosting company. Hence the name ‘clanhostings.com’. Makes sense, doesn’t it? :-P
So I took a look at their website, the exact address is http://www.clanhostings.com. Turns out they offer quite a bit in the way of website hosting w/ email accounts and plenty of disk space, game server hosting (several titles, not just CounterStrike) and even Ventrilo services (voice chat over the ‘net). Their prices are very competitive ($120 bucks for a 20 player public CS port) and they can offer game servers to clans from coast-to-coast. If ya got a FPS-based clan and are in need of a game server and a place to park a website, you should definitely send these folks an email and inquire about it.
OK, I know you’re asking ‘how’s their network? What’s my ping gonna be like?’ There’s a ping test to all three network locations where their game servers reside, available through the clanhostings website. If ya want more information, you can visit their game server hosts website at http://www.phxx.com to get a better idea of what kind of network your data would be traveling over. I’m pinging on average a steady 140ms to their New York node from out here in Hawai’i – not bad.
So why the review? True, Hardfought isn’t affiliated with clanhostings.com in any way, but they’re cool people, they’re from Oklahoma (big plus ;-) ) and I like seeing new companies like this come about… wish this had existed when I first started Hardfought, maybe I wouldn’t have been down for almost two years otherwise.
That’s all I got for today gang. Be sure to pay clanhostings.com a visit, especially if you’re in the market for a game server. By the way… Hardfought LAN#4 starts in less than 24 hours… w0oT!! Hehehe.. ok, gnite all.