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Server Options for Backend

08-14-2011, 04:30 PM
#1
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3
Server Options for Backend

Hello all-

I'm researching the specs for a new development project I'm on, and I need a little insight. The project is sort of a text based mmorpg (the best I can compare it too is Villains or iMobsters, but very different).

I need help deciding on the server to use for the backend. I know mysql, php, java and python, so my options are:

-mysql/php
-google appengine

I realize appengine can't interface with apple's push notifications, but there are ways around it. I have some prototypes that I could use already done in php for use with mysql.

I wanna hear some opinions from other developers. Pros/cons on each, what you've taken into consideration, and what you've chosen.

Thanks in advance!
08-15-2011, 09:58 AM
#2
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3
No advice?
08-15-2011, 09:29 PM
#3
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 479
Unfortunately this is not my area of expertise so I'm not much help to you. However, I have recently been learning about google appengine. I'm curious why it can't interface (easily) with apple's push notifications?

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Originally Posted by tdog09 View Post
Hello all-

I'm researching the specs for a new development project I'm on, and I need a little insight. The project is sort of a text based mmorpg (the best I can compare it too is Villains or iMobsters, but very different).

I need help deciding on the server to use for the backend. I know mysql, php, java and python, so my options are:

-mysql/php
-google appengine

I realize appengine can't interface with apple's push notifications, but there are ways around it. I have some prototypes that I could use already done in php for use with mysql.

I wanna hear some opinions from other developers. Pros/cons on each, what you've taken into consideration, and what you've chosen.

Thanks in advance!

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08-16-2011, 04:56 AM
#4
You can try some VPS hosting. for example, i used VME Hosting for my MMO Real-time strategy game -- EnergyEmpire (http://itunes.apple.com/app/energyempire/id405211206) You can measure its performance to have a idea about how well a VPS-level backend server can do for an online game.