Free webhosters for custom stuff?

Dr. ODr. O Minister of RoggenSenior
edited 8:35AM in Community Maps
Does anyone have some good experience with a free webhoster which he/she could recommend?

I want to use custom maps and stuff on my server so I need some fastDL.
PVKII Server: The House of Dr. O
--friendly fire
--manual block

My maps/plugins:
te_sahara_b1 : http://pvkii.gameban...com/maps/184372
Weddings: http://forums.allied...ad.php?t=221933



15:55 - Sir Whiskeyngton: well you're the minister of roggen
15:55 - Sir Whiskeyngton: you'd just be doing your job
15:56 - Sir Whiskeyngton: I need to send an army of monks to the enemy
15:56 - Sir Whiskeyngton: since I'm the minister of propaganda



5:22 PM - Felis catus: QSBtYW4gY2hvb3NlcywgYSBzbGF2ZSBvYmV5cywgQWxsIHdvcmsgYW5kIG5vIHBsYXkgbWFrZXMgU2lyIFdoaXNrZXluZ3RvbiBhIGR1bGwgYm95Lg==
5:22 PM - Felis catus: base64
5:23 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: nab
5:23 PM - Felis catus: dr o could translate that without a decoder
5:23 PM - Felis catus: he is a wizard
5:23 PM - Felis catus: he actually programmed roggen
5:24 PM - Felis catus: he programmed the world
5:24 PM - Felis catus: how it behaves
5:24 PM - Felis catus: dr o is god
5:24 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: lol
5:24 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: you forgot the first commandment
5:25 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: 1. Thou shalt have no gods; thou shalt only have Budnab.
5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o made him
5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o defined the gods
5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o did everything
5:25 PM - Felis catus: he is the god

Comments

  • WintersunnWintersunn Land Lubber! Senior
    edited 8:35AM
    Dropbox perhaps. As far as I know, you get up to 5 free gb.
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  • OcelotOcelot Senior
    edited February 2013
    from experience using dropbox as your fast dl can be a bit annoying... and their cloud servers do not usually have the capability to handle the traffic load usually needed for a game server

    your best off paying for a FTP provider

    editps.

    gameservers even though they are mainstream actually have a REALLY fast redirect service

    you just need to specify that if your running it for a MOD that you need to be able to control the extension the redirect is under
    My Mother sent me to Vietnam to Straighten me out, I was Twelve...

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  • Dr. ODr. O Minister of Roggen Senior
    edited 8:35AM
    I realised that I have 10MB of webspace from my ISP, so that's enough for some sounds. But now the trouble starts.

    I added this to my server.cfg:

    sv_allowupload 1
    sv_allowdownload 1
    sv_downloadurl "http://myISP.com/myUsername/pvkii"

    The structure of my webspace is:

    /pvkii/sound/file.mp3

    But he does not download it. I checked whether I can download it from the browser, and this works, so I assume the file rights etc. are set correctly. Also, the plugin is set up properly.

    Something I thought about is that my url contains a ~. Don't know, does that make it fail?
    PVKII Server: The House of Dr. O
    --friendly fire
    --manual block

    My maps/plugins:
    te_sahara_b1 : http://pvkii.gameban...com/maps/184372
    Weddings: http://forums.allied...ad.php?t=221933



    15:55 - Sir Whiskeyngton: well you're the minister of roggen
    15:55 - Sir Whiskeyngton: you'd just be doing your job
    15:56 - Sir Whiskeyngton: I need to send an army of monks to the enemy
    15:56 - Sir Whiskeyngton: since I'm the minister of propaganda



    5:22 PM - Felis catus: QSBtYW4gY2hvb3NlcywgYSBzbGF2ZSBvYmV5cywgQWxsIHdvcmsgYW5kIG5vIHBsYXkgbWFrZXMgU2lyIFdoaXNrZXluZ3RvbiBhIGR1bGwgYm95Lg==
    5:22 PM - Felis catus: base64
    5:23 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: nab
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: dr o could translate that without a decoder
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: he is a wizard
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: he actually programmed roggen
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: he programmed the world
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: how it behaves
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: dr o is god
    5:24 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: lol
    5:24 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: you forgot the first commandment
    5:25 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: 1. Thou shalt have no gods; thou shalt only have Budnab.
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o made him
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o defined the gods
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o did everything
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: he is the god

  • OcelotOcelot Senior
    edited 8:35AM
    *face palm*

    this was my problem

    MAKE SURE YOUR PUTTING THAT PVK FOLDER IN THE ROOOOOT of your webspace

    it must be in the root and everyhting has to be EXACTLY liek the folder shows it

    on top of that mess around with the placement of the upload and the download sv commands i remember that if one is before the other it wont work

    i cant access my server.cfg atm othewise i would show you my format

    as well possibly try putting the download url BEFORE the upload/download commands


    aswell try removing the HTTP or adding a www. to the url for somereason the fastdl function seems to not understand basic html and gets confused by the headers

    brace your self for one of two scenario's

    you either have a format problem

    on top of that mess around with the placement of the upload and the download sv commands i remember that if one is before the other it wont work

    i cant access my server.cfg atm othewise i would show you my format

    as well possibly try putting the download url BEFORE the upload/download commands


    or second scenario

    your webserver isnt allowing the echo requests from the game server to the webserver or vice versa

    either way its a pain in the ass to troubleshoot it so ahead of time... IM SORRY lol
    My Mother sent me to Vietnam to Straighten me out, I was Twelve...

    ron-dancing-animated.gif
  • Dr. ODr. O Minister of Roggen Senior
    edited 8:35AM
    lol man :D

    I already played around with those sv_ commands concerning order, http, www and so on. Didn't help. So I guess my ISP blocks this like they were blocking port forwarding. Never mind.

    I installed HLDJ and now I don't need to mess around with that crap ;)
    PVKII Server: The House of Dr. O
    --friendly fire
    --manual block

    My maps/plugins:
    te_sahara_b1 : http://pvkii.gameban...com/maps/184372
    Weddings: http://forums.allied...ad.php?t=221933



    15:55 - Sir Whiskeyngton: well you're the minister of roggen
    15:55 - Sir Whiskeyngton: you'd just be doing your job
    15:56 - Sir Whiskeyngton: I need to send an army of monks to the enemy
    15:56 - Sir Whiskeyngton: since I'm the minister of propaganda



    5:22 PM - Felis catus: QSBtYW4gY2hvb3NlcywgYSBzbGF2ZSBvYmV5cywgQWxsIHdvcmsgYW5kIG5vIHBsYXkgbWFrZXMgU2lyIFdoaXNrZXluZ3RvbiBhIGR1bGwgYm95Lg==
    5:22 PM - Felis catus: base64
    5:23 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: nab
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: dr o could translate that without a decoder
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: he is a wizard
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: he actually programmed roggen
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: he programmed the world
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: how it behaves
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: dr o is god
    5:24 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: lol
    5:24 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: you forgot the first commandment
    5:25 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: 1. Thou shalt have no gods; thou shalt only have Budnab.
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o made him
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o defined the gods
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o did everything
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: he is the god

  • OcelotOcelot Senior
    edited February 2013
    wait.... were you trying to do say sounds or saysound karaoke

    i assume that because your using HLDJ now


    if so ... it may not be your FASTDL it may be your file format/ saysound.cfg


    if so let me know i spent ages working out the bugs on the old animal server and still have all the work i did on that cfg on my pc here check it out...

    ///////////////////////////
    "Sound Combinations"
    {
    "fetch"
    {
    "file" "misc/fetchme.wav"
    "admin" "0"
    "download" "1"
    "delay" "2"
    "adult" "0"
    "text" "Fetch"
    }
    "trousers"
    {
    "file" "misc/fightingtrousers.wav"
    "admin" "0"
    "download" "1"
    "delay" "2"
    "adult" "0"
    "text" "Trousers"
    }

    ///////////////////////////

    that is a sample of the format of the saysound.cfg


    fileformat

    if you are using your own webserver for your sounds they have to be one in proper sample/bitrate in order for the engine to EVEN play them AND the FASTDL application ONLY looks for bz2 compressed files so if you were just placing the mp3 or wav files in the folder ... it couldnt see them essentially because they arent in the proper format

    (bz2 stands for Bzip2 a compression format available with 7zip)
    My Mother sent me to Vietnam to Straighten me out, I was Twelve...

    ron-dancing-animated.gif
  • Dr. ODr. O Minister of Roggen Senior
    edited 8:35AM
    I was talking about saysounds and yeah, I got the configuration right. But I didn't zip the files, just put them up. So you say they must be zipped?
    PVKII Server: The House of Dr. O
    --friendly fire
    --manual block

    My maps/plugins:
    te_sahara_b1 : http://pvkii.gameban...com/maps/184372
    Weddings: http://forums.allied...ad.php?t=221933



    15:55 - Sir Whiskeyngton: well you're the minister of roggen
    15:55 - Sir Whiskeyngton: you'd just be doing your job
    15:56 - Sir Whiskeyngton: I need to send an army of monks to the enemy
    15:56 - Sir Whiskeyngton: since I'm the minister of propaganda



    5:22 PM - Felis catus: QSBtYW4gY2hvb3NlcywgYSBzbGF2ZSBvYmV5cywgQWxsIHdvcmsgYW5kIG5vIHBsYXkgbWFrZXMgU2lyIFdoaXNrZXluZ3RvbiBhIGR1bGwgYm95Lg==
    5:22 PM - Felis catus: base64
    5:23 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: nab
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: dr o could translate that without a decoder
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: he is a wizard
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: he actually programmed roggen
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: he programmed the world
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: how it behaves
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: dr o is god
    5:24 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: lol
    5:24 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: you forgot the first commandment
    5:25 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: 1. Thou shalt have no gods; thou shalt only have Budnab.
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o made him
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o defined the gods
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o did everything
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: he is the god

  • OcelotOcelot Senior
    edited February 2013
    yes indeed if you are using your own webserver instead of a FASTDL server provider

    YOU MUST COMPRESS THEM

    where as when you use a FASTDL provider they do all the work for you they compress the files and format the folders for you


    i only actually had success with the say sound plugin WHEN i used a provider

    take a look into just getting a 5 dollar fastdl from gameservers.com and let them know your going to be doing it for PVKii they should be able to setup up the FTP on their end to the point that all you would need to do is add the redirect url to your sv_downloadurl and then add the files/maps to the ftp they provide

    after you upload the files they automatically get turned into bz2's but if youd like to keep it cheap and free just keep messing with it

    another thing is change the names of the sound files when i finally got it working the files that i got onto the server were wrong bitrate/samplerate so i changed the bit/sample rates but left the filename untouched and loaded it to the ftp

    the problem here.... is that the redirect only looks for hte filename name not the actual file details so anyone who downlaoded the original wrong format file WILL NOT download the new format file BECAUSE the file name already exists in their folders

    its really weird how the fastdl works for mods

    but here is the program if you plan to zip them your self

    http://www.7-zip.org/ (bzip2 is the format you want)

    "High compression ratio in 7z format with LZMA and LZMA2 compression
    Supported formats:

    Packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
    Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR and Z."


    and here is gameservers redirect page

    http://www.gameservers.com/redirect/



    worth the 5bucks for sure turned 20min downloads into 20-40s downloads


    add me on Steam ill help you troubleshoot the problem

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/unnk42/
    My Mother sent me to Vietnam to Straighten me out, I was Twelve...

    ron-dancing-animated.gif
  • Dr. ODr. O Minister of Roggen Senior
    edited 8:35AM
    Well you were right about the compression, I bzipped the files and voila, it works. It downloaded a 9MB map in about 20 seconds so I assume it did not download it from my gameserver.

    But since I only got 10MB of webspace there, I set up an account at dropbox, but I am having problems with that now. It just won't download the files. I am not sure if I got the right link there.

    Any experience with dropbox?
    PVKII Server: The House of Dr. O
    --friendly fire
    --manual block

    My maps/plugins:
    te_sahara_b1 : http://pvkii.gameban...com/maps/184372
    Weddings: http://forums.allied...ad.php?t=221933



    15:55 - Sir Whiskeyngton: well you're the minister of roggen
    15:55 - Sir Whiskeyngton: you'd just be doing your job
    15:56 - Sir Whiskeyngton: I need to send an army of monks to the enemy
    15:56 - Sir Whiskeyngton: since I'm the minister of propaganda



    5:22 PM - Felis catus: QSBtYW4gY2hvb3NlcywgYSBzbGF2ZSBvYmV5cywgQWxsIHdvcmsgYW5kIG5vIHBsYXkgbWFrZXMgU2lyIFdoaXNrZXluZ3RvbiBhIGR1bGwgYm95Lg==
    5:22 PM - Felis catus: base64
    5:23 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: nab
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: dr o could translate that without a decoder
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: he is a wizard
    5:23 PM - Felis catus: he actually programmed roggen
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: he programmed the world
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: how it behaves
    5:24 PM - Felis catus: dr o is god
    5:24 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: lol
    5:24 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: you forgot the first commandment
    5:25 PM - Sir Whiskeyngton: 1. Thou shalt have no gods; thou shalt only have Budnab.
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o made him
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o defined the gods
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: dr o did everything
    5:25 PM - Felis catus: he is the god

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