BYOND: FreeBSD versus Linux
Jun 19 2012, 9:52 am
I'm deciding which OS I would like to use based on how BYOND functions in it: Linux or FreeBSD
Which system would be best, and why?
Should I take virtual machines into account?
Jun 19 2012, 9:57 am
It's unlikely you're going to see significant differences in performance when it comes to hosting BYOND on FreeBSD or Linux.
It just comes down to which one you'd prefer to use. The 'best' one would probably be the one you have the most experience in. But then, it might be fun to learn something new.
What do you mean about taking VMs into account?
Jun 21 2012, 8:39 am
In response to
Red Hall Dev
The question is, do you even need to worry about performance with Byond? You're limited to one CPU thread, I run 12. This means it will probably run at the same speed even through a VM. So yeah.. Byond applications don't make use of enough performance to warrant worrying really.
Jun 21 2012, 8:43 am
Well of course it's all going to depend on your circumstances and what you're working with.
For all we know, Cloud Magic may have a 12 core machine and be wanting to start a hosting server to throw 12 different unoptimized anime games on there. :P
Jun 21 2012, 2:22 pm
Actually, I have a 1 core machine. I am now running a Windows XP VM that I optimized for performance and it's making usage of 2GB of RAM, and BYOND is running great.
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