"NFO offers an outstanding service that is matched no where else in my opinion." - Minion Order
"My ping ranges from 23-29 and I keep perfect fps as well as 0 choke/loss. Registry is AWSOME, the forums are AWSOME, the tools available are AWSOME!!" - Flying-Squirrel
"... after having (our) nfo server up for 30mins people started to flock to us. They were like (our) pings are so good and it's so smooth. I can't thank everyone at nfo enough. You all are hands down the best server / people out there." - Tomconno
"Most GSP tend to have their servers going to the crapper within months but not NFo, they been on top of everything day by day, and their support is still ranked #1 in my book." - IcEWoLF
"If you're thinking about switching to NFO, do it. I don't know of any other server company in which you can get live support 24/7 and have someone ... nicely explain to you how servers work for almost THREE hours! This company continues to have excellent customer service." - kmal2t
"Best service and support you can ever imagine, price could be triple and after dealing with NFO, i would pay it without blinking!! " - Mystery
"Nuclearfallout is hands down the best public server GSP out there..." - ix007
We added 2-Step Verification as an option last month! For increased security, we recommend that customers enable this feature through the control panel, under "My account".
Using 2SV means that an extra code will be sent to your email when a log in is attempted (we also support authenticator apps). If an attacker somehow finds out your password and tries to access your account, the extra step should stop the attempt, as long as your email account is secure.
We're also activating this feature automatically for dormant accounts that haven't been used in a long time, such as a year, to protect customers who may leave payment sources on their accounts here and forget about them. We've seen a few cases of an attacker using credentials stolen from elsewhere to log in to old accounts and attempt purchases.
We're still calibrating pricing, and it may go up later as we have more data. Since this is a building-oriented game, memory and CPU usage are hard to predict and likely to fluctuate a lot. As with some other games, we've started off by linking pricing to both player count and memory usage.
To celebrate the addition, we've issued a coupon code for 50% off the base price, for the first 50 customers! Enter this into the order page to take advantage of it: VRISING50. The special price gets locked in for as long as the server is kept in the same configuration.
We've upgraded Dallas! It is now a Premium location for us and boasts 200 Gbps of upstream capacity, increasing its performance and significantly enhancing its ability to absorb DDoS attacks.
In celebration of the upgrade, we're running a steep sale on our E3-1270v3 and E3-1271v3 dedicated server machines at this location. For a limited time, you can snap up one of these machines for $30 off the normal price -- dropping the cost of an E3-1270v3 from 76.99 to 46.99 per month when the one-time cost option is chosen, for instance.
These machines have been real workhorses and continue to stack up, particularly against modern cloud offerings. Bare hardware platforms like these lack the virtualization overhead and less predictable performance of the cloud, and these machines are faster on a per-CPU-core basis than most VPSes.
This past year and a half has been a wild ride for society and for NFO! But, we're happy to report that we're still going strong. With some sense of normalcy returning and summer in full swing, we'd like to give some updates.
DDoS attack activity has increased since the pandemic started, and we have been increasing our mitigation capacity to better filter those out for customers. Our Chicago location currently has over 300G of raw capacity, and we're in the process of adding more by the fall. We've also augmented our Seattle location to have 200G of capacity and bumped up LA to 100G.
One of our more requested additions, IPv6, is entering customer beta testing. We hope to finish introducing it as a free option for all VDS customers sometime this year.
We have been ironing out panel bugs and adding features for our various services, such as our recent implementation of FTPS (TLS support for FTP, which prevents passwords from being sent in the clear and encrypts all other data, too) for all game server packages.
Our VDS offerings are being upgraded to implement purely solid-state storage. This is an ongoing process which is nearing completion, with all Windows-supporting machines already done and remaining Linux machines being upgraded or entirely replaced. (All new machines that we add to our fleet have been exclusively solid-state for the last few years, and NVMe has also become standard for us.)
AMD and Intel have been releasing new, faster, chips, but they have become difficult to obtain and restricted in how they can be used. We have trialed a limited number of Intel W-1290P machines recently and will continue to test other hardware, such as the new Intel E-23xxG series when it becomes available. Some AMD Epyc 7543 machines that we ordered back in February (for use in VDS hosting) are supposed to finally arrive in late August, and we'll put those through their paces when we do.
And, we're now hiring! Another post will cover this in a little more detail.
- We're running a sale on dedicated server machines -- dropping the prices for everything on the order page!
- We have new E-2286G machines on offer in Chicago!
- We've lowered VDS/VPS prices across-the-board and also have a 10% off coupon (excluding Windows fees) so customers (new and old) can get an even better deal: UIYTQO
- 20% off new game servers for customers transferring from a competitor: Use coupon code KMKHRL (make sure to specify the IP:port of the company that you are moving from, and the company name, in the comments)
Windows 2016/2019 now available, along with E-2186G machines10/04/2019
Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 are now available as options for virtual machine customers. If you have an existing VDS and are looking to switch, you can back up your files and then use the re-imaging tool on the "Server control" page of our control panel.
We have a few E-2186G machines available for shipment to a few locations within the US, and we've made those available on the dedicated server order page now.
It's been awhile since we've had a sale, and it's time for another! We've released a set of coupon codes that are good for a short period of time:
* 10% off any game server: Use coupon code DPRMYH
* 15% off any VDS/VPS (excluding Windows fees): Use coupon code IZXOEX
* 20% off new game servers for customers transferring from a competitor: Use coupon code ZYJUFW (make sure to specify the IP:port of the company that you are moving from, and the company name, in the comments)
We have also temporarily dropped the price for specific E3-1270v3 and E3-1271v3 dedicated server machines at select locations by $20 where we have spare stock -- while supplies last.
Snap these deals up while you can!
Mordhau and Outlaws of the Old West support added05/16/2019
We've added E-2186G machines to our New York location, and also added more to Chicago. These may not last long, based on the inventory selling out in something like a week last time!
We are working with our hardware vendor to explore ways to get additional machines with a shorter lead time, and to obtain smaller numbers of machines for our smaller locations. This hardware generation has had serious supply chain problems.