Discovery Freelancer RP 24/7 Server

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Server Hardware

Server name: Discovery Freelancer RP 24/7

Server address: discogc.game-host.org:2302

FL shortcut: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Freelancer\EXE\Freelancer.exe" -s discogc.game-host.org:2302

Location: Germany

In mid 2010 we moved from our own home grown server onto a server hosted at http://hetzner.de and sadly abandoned our home grown server.

Community donations are used to pay for the hosting. Every donation and the donor's name is listed here: http://discoverygc.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=1236

Donation (PayPal) account remains: [email protected]

Old HW Configuration:

  • Motherboard: ASUS P5B DELUXE - P965/ICH8R
  • Processor: INTEL Core 2 Duo E8400 - 3.00GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 6MB cache, socket 775
  • Memory: 4GB of RAM (2x KIT 2x1GB) DDR2 1150MHz PC9200 CL5 KINGSTON
  • HDD: SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.10 80GB, 7200 Rpm, 3 Gb/s transfer, SATA interface, 8MB cache
  • Western Digital WD2500JD Caviar SE, 5400 Rpm, 1.5 Gb/s transfer, SATA interface, 8MB cache.
  • Seagate Momentus 160GB, 5400 Rpm, 3 Gb/s transfer, SATA interface, 8 MB cache
  • Cooling: Zalman CNPS9700 LED

Current OC values: CPU 4.23 GHz, FSB 1880MHz (4x470MHz), Memory 940MHz (timing 5-5-5-15-5)


Upgraded parts:

  • 115USD - motherboard (ASUS P5B DELUXE - P965/ICH8R) - difference - the old one sold
  • 75USD - cooler (Zalman CNPS9700 LED) - the old one scrapped (unsaleable)
  • 67USD - memory (1GB (KIT 2x512MB) DDR2 1066MHz PC8500 CL5 GEIL) - difference - the old ones sold


Upgrade plans:

  • Move hardware into a new cabinet with sides and proper airflow.Cabinet and 400 watt PSU donated by Palle E.C, owner of company where server is physically located. Done.
  • 2 matched 250 Gb 7200 3 Gb/s <s>SATA2 drives in RAID1 configuration to optimize read performance. Drives donated by A & L Guy's regular hardware pusher. Partly done. RAID1 setup with old disks. New disks not installed yet. Old disks in RAID1, added 160 GB disk with Server 2008 R2 64 bit installed and configured. </s>
  • In order to utilize the full 4 GB of installed RAM, change of OS from Windows XP to Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 (64 bit version). New OS donated by Rob, aka former admin Virus. Done.
  • Location move to higher bandwidth Fiber connection. Partly done.


Further upgrades are discussed here: http://discoverygc.com/forums/index.php?sh...=93957&st=0


Finances:

Total initial costs: 522USD (10960CZK)

Used donation amount: 522USD

Status: Initial costs covered!


Total upgrade costs: 257USD (4700CZK)

Used donation amount: 257USD

Status: Upgrade costs covered!


Total unused donation amount: 519USD (This is a very out of date figure)


The initial costs of the server as well as all the upgrades have already been covered.

Very special thanks to: Tom S., Jack C., Linda T., Chris S., Jessica M., Jonathan C., Gaetan A., Jeff R., Jason Q., Doug C., Justin A., James D., Doug C. (again), Claudia M., LoTeK_ & his friend, Delbert B., Petr K., Doug C. (again), Daniel S., Delbert B. (again), Will D., Jeffrey C., Jason Q. (again), Michael A., Morgan W., Martin R., Anonymous beer loving old cat, Aaron C., Martin B., Paul. D, Carlos F., John C., Palle E. C., Rob.

Without these people, this server wouldn't exist.


Pictures: From Majkp's 3 year hosting tenure in the czech republic

From the hosting of the server in Denmark

Server in its new "clothes"


Activity statistics (thanks to Hamburg City FL Server)

Most active servers, total players, charts:

Discovery server activity (1 day chart):

Discovery server activity (7 days chart):

Freelancer most active servers (1 day average):

Freelancer most active servers (7 days average):

Freelancer top 5 server activity:

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