There are many reasons for wanting to host your own RUST server. Note: Some servers will require you to use a Steam account. Only one Steam user account can be logged in at any time. If you wanted to play at the same time, this will conflict.
Creating a server in Rust
Decided to run a Rust Dedicated Server? The installation and set-up for the Rust Dedicated Server is very easy and straightforward. This guide is for the installation of a server on a Windows PC.
This guide will cover the steps for creating a private RUST server. By the end of this guide, the server owner will have installed a uMod plugin that rejects player connections that have not been granted permission to the server and allows those players that have. This will download the latest version of the plugin, automatically saving the file Whitelist. Note that this guide uses a specific plugin, but other whitelist plugins will work as well, as long as they are compatible with RUST.
Rust Console Edition will allow players the means to rent, run and manage their own dedicated community server. Players may do so from within the game, in a secure, intuitive and user-friendly way. No apps, websites, or taking players away from the console. Below are some of the expected server rental features and benefits we expect when custom servers release for Rust Console Edition. We wanted to share this now to reassure players this is coming and give you an early idea of what to expect. You will have the choice to run an access controlled server for just you and your friends or open your customised experience to the public. With full admin control you have access to a range of tools to help to moderate the server.