BigD Gaming Community operates purely on the generous donations our community members make available each and every month – without the donations, BigD Gaming would not be able to provide the services it currently does.
The following services are paid with your donations:
Two (2) Dedicated Servers based in Sydney, Australia
What runs on our Dedicated Server?
- I7-7700k 4.2/4.5GHz
- 480GB M.2 SSD
- 64GB RAM
- 5TB Data/month
- Windows Server 2016
- SQUAD Game Servers (licensed, training, modding, matches, etc)
- ARMA Game Servers (public, events, modding, etc)
- Insurgency Sandstorm servers (licensed, training, modding, matches, etc)
- Hell Let Loose servers (future testing and public)
- Other Game servers depending on demand
- Discord bots
- Teamspeak Server
Each Dedicated Server Costs = $1550 per year x 2 = $3100 / 12 months = $258.33 per month
Windows Server License for each dedicated server =
$31.90 x 2 servers = $63.80 per month
Total Dedicated Server Cost per month = $322.13
Web Hosting based in Sydney, Australia
What runs on our web hosting?
- High Priority CPU usage
- 300GB Bandwidth
- Large mySQL processing power
- BigDGaming.net website & forums
- Custom scripts that manage whitelisting for donators & admins automatically via website permissions
Total cost per year = $323.40
- BigD Gaming donations for use to cover community operation costs.
- Donations to BigD Gaming are completed entirely at the users discretion.
- Donations to BigD Gaming are voluntary and not refundable..
- We do not require donations to play on any of our servers, or utilise any of our services.
- Our current monthly donation goal is: $400.00
- Why is it higher than our monthly costs listed above? Simply to cover the months where donations do not meet the minimum to keep our services alive.
- BigD Gaming also pays yearly licensing costs for XenForo & associated add-ons.