Server running advice?

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Henry Link

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Similar on the Linux as well. I run Ubuntu server 16.04 on my current server and 14.04 for about 3 years on my previous. Mine is a little different in that there is no desktop GUI. I do everything via command line (Putty) and SFTP (file transfers using WinSCP).
 

Henry Link

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Nothing wrong with that. If need the GUI use it. But, MC servers don't require it and run just fine without it. I don't even run any type of webadmin like MCMyAdmin either.
 

Drbretto

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I was just making a joke at my own expense for my lack of experience with ubuntu :p
 

ChemE

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The biggest pain in my arse was getting Java 8 installed. That to me was 1000x harder than doing the same on a WinBloze machine. And be prepared to be like 8 updates behind your windows friends (not that that really matters). For instance, I'm currently on Java 8 Update 45.
 

Drbretto

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Good tip for the future.

I have an update on shockbyte. I finally heard from someone who was able to actually read, understand and comment on my ticket with some actual knowledge. They gave me two free weeks for the poor service and are going to help me resolve my issues, including adding the arguments for the garbage collector and moving me to a closer server. I will give them a fair chance.

This was 45 minutes before I got home and was going to move to a different server.
 

Drbretto

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I'm still dubious, but frankly, I'm just sick of configuring, so if they come correct, I'll let them continue. Now that I have their attention, they'll set up the arguments for the garbage collector and move me to a geographically closer server, then that's all I need them for. The map runs. I've got about 60 hours into it already. This is still the cheapest option for now, and I'm still eventually going to get my own hardware when I'm feeling rich again.

But right now, I just wanna play.