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"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

Read hundreds of other real, self-submitted testimonials from our customers!


News and updates
Thanksgiving sale 11/15/2019 Comments: 2
Happy Thanksgiving!

- 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 machines 10/04/2019 Comments: 0
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.
NFO midsummer sale! 08/02/2019 Comments: 15
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 added 05/16/2019 Comments: 1
Preliminary support has been added for Mordhau servers and Outlaws of the Old West servers to our regular shared/managed system, allowing customers to rent servers for these games directly or add them to a managed VDS/machine.
E-2186G machines now available in NYC 02/14/2019 Comments: 0
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.
E-2186G machines now available in Chicago 12/23/2018 Comments: 2
We have a limited number of E-2186G machines now available for rent in Chicago. Due to constrained supply and additional costs in obtaining and setting up this hardware, initial prices are a bit higher than other recent configurations have been, but these machines also have 6 cores instead of the four that E3 machines offered, and each of those cores is particularly fast, so these machines should offer an excellent value.

The E-2186G has similar specs to a consumer-grade i7-8700k processor, but the E-2186G has a slightly higher base clock speed, has a better turbo table (so when more cores are in use, each core runs faster), uses better ECC memory, and is a bit more reliable overall due to more exacting standards with the CPU/chipset/memory/cooling.
Labor day sale! 08/29/2018 Comments: 6
Our latest sale gives:

- 50% off Minecraft servers
- 10% off most other game server types

We've also adjusted VDS pricing permanently, lowering it to be similar to what we offered with our July 4 sale.

If you have an existing service with us that is covered by these changes, we recommend adjusting it through the order page, locking in the new lower price. Thanks to our grandfathering policy, every package in our system stays the same price for as long as it is kept in the same configuration -- even if that price came from a temporary sale.
July 4 sale 07/03/2018 Comments: 0
We're running two promotions to celebrate Independence Day in the US:

- VDSes have 10% knocked off their base prices. Both new customers and existing customers can benefit from this sale.
- 20% off the base prices on new standalone game servers transferred from a competitor -- enter the IP address and old provider name for the server you'll be shutting down somewhere else and then use coupon code EYSMGI to take advantage of this.
Two new promotions to celebrate the new year! 01/26/2018 Comments: 1
VDSes: Coupon code XBMWZV will give 10% off the base cost of a 4-core or larger VDS
Game servers: Coupon code FBUNWU gives 10% off the order

It's not a sale, but we're also reconfiguring dedicated server pricing a bit, in a way that should help people who are planning to rent long-term. Specifically, we've implemented a lower monthly rate that we pay for with a higher setup fee -- customers pay more up-front but then save each month. Compared to pre-holiday pricing, customers will make up the extra setup fee in three months, after which the server is just plain lower cost for the customer.

To make sure that current customers won't be left out of the dedicated server change, we're allowing anyone who already has a machine to switch to the new model by paying the difference in cost between the new setup fee and what they originally paid. Customers can also always stick with what they have already, thanks to our price grandfathering policy, which guarantees that a service will have the same price for as long as it is kept in the same configuration.

This promotion has ended now! To those who upgraded and used it, thank you.
About the new CPU vulnerabilities 01/04/2018 Comments: 3
The just-publicly-announced processor bugs related to speculative execution are very serious for any host that runs customer-provided code, whether virtualized or not. We have been working hard internally to apply currently-released mitigations required for them quickly, as we wait for other mitigations from our vendors (for Windows, Linux, and firmware with new Intel microcode, for instance).

These bugs are complicated, but fundamentally, they allow untrusted code to leverage how CPUs released in the last 20 years work behind-the-scenes to get access to data in other parts of memory that the code shouldn't be able to reach -- allowing processes to read secret keys and passwords stored in kernel memory, for instance. Limited attacks can even be performed using Javascript run from inside a web browser. The defense for such exploits involves changing how the CPU behaves and better-isolating user code, but mitigations come at an unavoidable performance cost, estimated by some to be around 5%. The cost is higher for software that interacts with the kernel more often, such as through frequent I/O.

On our end, we have two primary concerns: Securing shared hosting platforms such as game servers and webhosting (where a customer could run an exploit that accesses our data or other customers' data); and securing virtual machine hosts (where a customer could run an exploit that accesses anything else on the same machine). In terms of the former, we will be applying OS updates and potentially separate firmware updates (which Microsoft requires but Linux does not, because Linux is designed to support loading new microcode at run-time). These will require reboots. In terms of the latter, we are minimally impacted because the big exploits only apply to Xen's "PV" domains and those running on specific older hardware; but, we will be needing to change how our Managed Linux and webhosting platforms are managed, which will require additional reboots for only customers with Managed Linux servers and those using our shared webhosting.

On the customer side, any customer with an unmanaged VDS or unmanaged dedicated machine will need to update the OS, at minimum, after fixes become available.

Some sites that talk about the newly-discovered bugs in depth: