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    After deciding for a few days, we’ll go with FreeBSD unless if I can get all the PHP 7.2 extensions that I need for OpenBSD to allow ArkTech’s panel to function.
    FreeBSD & OpenBSD has a great handbook but something I really like is it has a list of security vulnerabilities with commands to quickly download & patch it from the FreeBSD repositories themselves.

    Even though FreeBSD is extremely secure and nearly everyone is using it in one way or another without knowing, they still get vulnerabilities… Granted they’re 9.9/10 of the time vulnerabilities that require a user to have access to the system in the first place, they aren’t ‘remote vulnerabilities’ which are the ones that you really have to watch out for.

    OpenBSD on the other hand has only [had 2 remote vulnerabilities] that allowed access inside the system, and most other vulnerabilities are small + few & far between.

    On the flipside, FreeBSD has had 31

    and the Linux kernel has had too many to list on a page so they made a graph of vulnerabilities:
    https://www.cvedetails.com/product/47/Linux-Linux-Kernel.html?vendor_id=33

    In the end if I could, I’d switch all of ArkTech to OpenBSD but I don’t believe it to be possible especially as Valve doesn’t support or give any love at all to the BSD family.
    I wouldn’t be sure how well it’d be able to run a server if it got ported over, probably just fine but that’s why our game servers run Debian 10 since Valve supported Ubuntu directly until they got flakey with 32-bit support.
    Also, the other problem with OpenBSD network stack (and other services I’m sure) use only 1 core, as FreeBSD is heavily multithreaded.

    I see FreeBSD & OpenBSD as superior platforms (server wise) to Linux, they have a goal set and they stick with it for years and do an excellent job.
    Linux is great, but they try to be the jack of all trades but some things are just outdated feeling.

    For example, FreeBSD has a legendary network stack that is known for its high throughput and powerful controls.
    PF (BSD competitor for IPTables) has much simpler syntax and is a more capable firewall.
    FreeBSD has a much more proper implementation of ZFS, much cleaner file layout across the system, doesn’t use SystemCTL, and much more.

    I hope these reasons are convincing enough, I’ll keep everyone updated in albeit probably shorter messages.
    I try to appeal to the tech & security savvy people in the Discord by making everything ArkTech does opened to the public and open to questions.

    Thank you

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  • RE: Requesting a Garry's Mod Server <3

    @Silent said in Requesting a Garry's Mod Server ❤:

    Hello, Soarin
    Thank you for the message, Take your time and I hope all goes well. Have a good day!

    Thank you and you too, if you have any more questions such as progress or want to know what’s happening behind the scenes until you get a server you can feel free to message me.

    posted in Request Hosting
  • RE: Requesting a Garry's Mod Server <3

    Hi Silent,
    Thank you for posting and I’d be more than happy to host you a server along with the others who are currently waiting to be hosted. ArkTechHosting now has free slots opened but we still aren’t accepting servers because we’re migrating all existing servers to the new hypervisor we’ll be using for ArkTech from this point on. The hypervisor offers us a lot of flexibility, control, data recovery and better possible utilization of our server machines so it’s quite important.

    Once the servers are moved over I can provide you a server, just make sure to have notifications on or check your email because I’ll notify you when we’re ready. Our new server machine will be coming soon too so I may be offering new plans that may help your community grow. Apologies for the wait!

    posted in Request Hosting
  • RE: Server Hosting Request

    Hello Aurum, I’m sorry to say but as of right now ArkTech isn’t accepting servers. I try my best to keep the nodes from being overstocked to guarantee consistent performance, and unfortunately that means to delay server requests or deny them all together.

    I’ll leave this application pending and I’ll come back to it when there’s some free space.

    posted in Request Hosting
  • RE: Hosting Request

    Thank you for submitting a request, right now ArkTech is too full to accept servers. In the new few months we’ll be able to upgrade the server machine to increase the amount of servers substantially without any performance hit.
    Sorry about this, however when there’s more free space I will come back to this request.

    posted in Request Hosting
  • RE: App

    ACCEPTED

    Your login information will be sent to your email and PMd to you on the forums, if you have any problems message me on the forums or post in the Support Forum.

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  • RE: VegasRP

    ACCEPTED

    Your login information will be sent to your email and PMd to you on the forums, if you have any problems message me on the forums or post in the Support Forum.

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  • RE: Requesting Assistance With Hosting

    ACCEPTED

    Your login information will be sent to your email and PMd to you on the forums, if you have any problems message me on the forums or post in the Support Forum.

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  • RE: GreenStar Network PoliceRP

    DENIED

    From what I’ve heard, you’re able to currently afford a server. I’ve sent another host to you that has the goal of being affordable and who sounds to be a better fit for you. They have servers in the EU and NA.

    posted in Accepted
  • RE: Trent Johnson's Application

    ACCEPTED
    Check your email shortly for your login information, if you have any troubles feel free to send me a message over the forums.

    posted in Accepted