I am a student and I am in a networking course and for my final report I chose to write about setting up a massive online game server (which is the field I am hope to work in). I have a number of questions: How powerful should the servers be? What kind? What OS should I use?
As a first step I would probably try to scope the project. To do this, ask yourself the following questions:
One option may be to outsource the hosting to an established company. Check around and see what a hosting service would charge for this amount of bandwidth. This should help you start to work out what this project will require.
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