mIRC Home    About    Download    Register    News    Help

Print Thread
Buying an mIRC server? #90585 15/07/04 05:19 PM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 2
J
Jason_X Offline OP
Bowl of petunias
OP Offline
Bowl of petunias
J
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 2
Is it possible to buy an mIRC server and be the admin of it, etc.? If so, how, and how much does it cost?

Re: Buying an mIRC server? #90586 15/07/04 07:43 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,138
C
Collective Offline
Hoopy frood
Offline
Hoopy frood
C
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,138
There is no such thing as an mIRC server. mIRC is simply a client (one of many) that can connect to IRC servers.

There are many companies that will host an IRC server (IRCd) for you, you can search Google for one.

Also, if you want an IRC server just for your friends it is possible to host one on your own computer, provided you have a box that is up 24/7 and a quite fast always-on connection. Preferably the box should run an *nix, but there are IRCds that will run on windows (e.g. UnrealIRCd).

You can find a list of common IRCd programs here , just search google for their names to find their homepages.

Re: Buying an mIRC server? #90587 15/07/04 08:02 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 788
C
Coolkill Offline
Hoopy frood
Offline
Hoopy frood
C
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 788
Just to add, if your looking for one to be hosted that ISNT run on your computer, the cost can range from a few dollars per month, to a few thousand dollars (literally), it all depends on:

a) the companys' pricing scheme.
b) the maximum users you wish to host (usually determines price)
c) the server speed.

Also, you dont 'BUY' a server but you do 'RENT/HIRE' it.

Eamonn.

Re: Buying an mIRC server? #90588 15/07/04 08:52 PM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 372
R
Rounin Offline
Fjord artisan
Offline
Fjord artisan
R
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 372
Another thing is that if you wish to attract a large user base, you should really team up with other people who have servers on their own (They have to be running the same type of server you do), and create a network. This is no trivial task, however, so it might be a good idea to start with just one server and see how it goes.

Re: Buying an mIRC server? #90589 15/10/04 11:11 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 3
M
mUrMeL Offline
Self-satisified door
Offline
Self-satisified door
M
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 3
i'm a owner of a small but really nice irc-network. We have a HUB-IRC Server from http://www.hotshells.de (have to write a mail and ask for one cause its not on the webpage). We also have some leafes for Backup reasons. All in all it works really nice. Since one year we have had just one downtime at all. They are around 500 People on the network and its really great to deal with it.
The cost are ok. I tought it is around 60$ as we started to 200$ now with 500 People for the HUB. That depends on the traffic we have. But i am sure, they will also offer you some "flaterate" services.

hope i could help you