"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
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.
E-2186G machines now available in Chicago12/23/2018
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.
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.
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.