http://forums.heroesofnewerth.com/showthread.php?t=39376 wrote:We have received some initial prices on hosting boxes in Australia:
Our boxes on average use 4,000-5,000 GB of data transfer a month, we get these boxes for roughly $200 USD each in EU/USA
Provider 1: $1250 per month for hardware, $11,250.00 per month for bandwidth per box, box would support 110 concurrent users
Provider 2: $1100 per month for hardware, $22,500 per month for bandwidth per box, would support about 220 concurrent users.
We have also made inquiries at Internode and are awaiting a quote back from them (it was requested last week Tuesday).
So as you can see, the economics of hosting boxes in AU is just not there currently.
Bad news is that Australian servers cost a shittonne. Good news is we apparently have a sexy accent.