Low-latency hosting service? (in Off-topic)

iBananco [Blue Army] January 25 2011 10:20 PM EST

I need an inexpensive, low-latency hosting service located in the United States. I'm using it to run a Windows server for a real-time game, so it doesn't have to be very powerful or have very high bandwidth requirements, but it must have -no- latency spike issues. I would need remote desktop access as well. Optimally, the price would be somewhere under $40/month. Can someone point me to such a service?

AdminNightStrike January 25 2011 10:35 PM EST

Shared hosting, or dedicated? If you can tolerate shared, look at redwood virtual. You get root on a shared system (VM based)

iBananco [Blue Army] January 25 2011 10:48 PM EST

I tried a Virtuozzo container but it was having all sorts of latency issues. Every so often, pings would spike up to 150+. I have no idea if that's just crappy architecture or provider issues.

AdminNightStrike January 25 2011 10:56 PM EST

Well, latency is relative. First, you need to bound that requirement with an actual threshold. Second, you need to realize how much of that the hosting company can actually control. There's a lot of hops from one point to another on the net.

Very rarely will latency spikes be the result of someone else on the shared resource. Servers are IO bound, not CPU bound.

AdminNightStrike January 25 2011 10:57 PM EST

Also, I just realized..... low latency, real time, **Windows**?

I designed a real time system running on linux and implemented in Java, and I thought THAT was crazy :)

iBananco [Blue Army] January 25 2011 11:00 PM EST

The software I'm using is only available for Windows. Anything on the order of approximately 15-30ms in->out is fine. I'm talking about huge spikes to 300+ms in -> out.
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