evlgaming.com has been running game servers since it’s beginnings in January 2010, and were early adopters of minecraft, with most of it’s staff losing many hours of sleep due to mining, creeper hunting, and in game shenanigans.
We provide instant setup for our minecraft hosting, with servers installing typically in 2-3 minutes after your payment comes in.
Control the way you want!
Many providers use typically game server panels that were made to operate your typical game servers (TF2, DoD:S, CS:S etc.) not made to run minecraft! Our panel has been created for minecraft, and has been heavily customized by our own staff. It is also split up and run on multiple systems within each location, to provide a fast loading, and responsive panel. No need to wait more than a few seconds to stop/start or edit your server.
Four our game hosting, we utilize a different control panel, made to run source based gaems.
All of our servers are loaded by default with the latest recommended build of bukkit. Though, if you wish to use other jar files we have a few to chose from, and it’s easy to switch them with just a few clicks via the control panel.
Support when you need it!
Our support staff are always near an internet available phones when they’re not next to a computer, so you can rest assured that your questions will be answered quickly. Our typical response time is under 30 minutes! All of our staff are required to maintain their own minecraft server, and thus have tons of experience with the latest and greatest plugins, and can help you configure issues with them, or recommend a plugin that does what you want it to do! (Keep in mind, your server is unmanaged, so we don’t install plugins for you, but we we will help you troubleshoot problems with them if you come across issues!)
A solid foundation
EVL Gaming is owned by a group of private investors, and is managed by IT professionals, with many different types of experience. That being said, we have built all of our servers from scratch using the latest Intel Xeon sandybridge processors, supermicro components, and Kingston premium server ram, We own our own hardware, not rent (like most providers do) and don’t have to worry about shady components being used in our systems. You may have a nice processor, but what’s connected to the processor is just as important!
For best performance, and to lower costs we decided to make our systems low density. Only one powerful Xeon Sandybridge CPU per system, and only 16gb of ram. Why? We may be able to build dual cpu platforms, with buckets of ram, but even on dense systems minecraft can have performance decreases on systems running more minecraft servers! Our average cpu on our fullest system is 50% meaning if a customer spikes cpu usage, it won’t degrade performance on other customers. Lower density, lower power requirements, it just makes sense!
Drop in plugins to your hearts content!
Many providers block the ability to upload plugins and have a limited library for you to use, or no plugin support at all! Typically that shows that a company doesn’t know how to setup an FTP server, or the company does not run security, or anti virus software on their systems. At evlgaming, we know how to do those things! Our servers scan all incoming files for virus’s so you can rest easy knowing you can upload your plugins, and other customers attempting to upload harmful virus’s won’t cause any damage to our systems.
Continuous data protection!
We utilize R1Soft offsite backups for round the clock protection of your servers. Servers with 512mb of ram or more get free backups that run twice daily, but if you need more backup times (such as every 8, 6, and 4 hours) you can add that on for just a few dollars. Griefing and accidents happen, and we’ve got your back!
We sell our servers based on how many resources you need, and our smallest package starts at 192mb for just $3/mo and go up to 2gb of ram for just $45/mo
We also offer powerful VPS hosting that is geared toward minecraft/game hosting. We also provide installation for various control panels for the advanced users. Pricing starts at $15 for our 512mb dedicated ram/1gb burst package! VPS’s or available in Los Angeles, Dallas, New Jersey, and Maidenhead UK!
3-Day Money back guarantee!
If you run into an issue with evlgaming (that does not violate our ToS of course!) then we will be glad to provide you with a full refund, no questions asked. Though, we don’t think you’ll be concerned with leaving us after you try out our servers!