View Full Version : Free Teamspeak servers?

06-28-2006, 05:17 PM
This is a long shot, but I am looking for someone who has or can host a teamspeak server off of an FTP. In other words, a free teamspeak server for our use. I am a little unsure of the process and if explained I may be able to FTP a teamspeak server off of my internet service, but Im not sure.

Otherwise, does anyone know of a teamspeak service, which rents Servers, with good prices? So far the lowest I can find is a 20 slot server for $7.40 a month (little on the high side me thinks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Thanks alot!

06-28-2006, 08:40 PM
Have you tried using ventrilo? If you go to their website (http://www.ventrilo.com/) you can download the server software for free and host the server on your computer.

there are some drawbacks, each participant has to download the ventrilo client and the server will only be up while the program is running on your computer. Also i dont know how high pings might affect you. (i.e. someone halfway around the world) Another thing you could do is set up an old computer someone has laying around to be on 24/7 as a server, from experience i know it works fine on a pentium III at 733 mhz.

I use this with my friends when we play games and it works perfectly well, maybe you should give it a shot

06-29-2006, 01:06 AM
Well, our whole Flotilla uses Teamspeak and I think we are all quite happy with it. Personally I've used Ventrilo in the past and couldn't stand the program. As far as hosting your own server on the PC, it works the same way with TS - but the "old computer" idea is something I'd never thought of. Unfortunately I have no second PC to do this on, but thanks for the idea!

06-29-2006, 02:19 AM
what about Jager? I think he has a old pc. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

06-29-2006, 09:33 AM
Possible, but I think he said I was against the idea of giving out internal IP, didn't want to get hacked again.

06-29-2006, 09:45 PM
You could also try skype, its a free (as long as its a computer to computer connection) telephone service that doesn't require a server. It has a conference call option for groups as well.

06-30-2006, 12:23 AM
the only problem with skype that I have seen is that if you use it for a while, i starts to drain your computer resources. I dont know why why but it does. another online group i was with in another game did some testing watching their frame rates carefully, and after about an hour everyone's rates started dropping and in the windows task manager showed skype systematically eating more and more CPU usage. teamspeak didnt have this problem. they went back to TS.

06-30-2006, 01:46 AM
Ok, we've found a good teamspeak host provider and have decided. Thanks anyway for your ideas.