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. For Linux, please check out our How to host a Rust server in Linux guide. The Rust server can be taxing on your host but maybe not as much as you would think.
Step 2: Setting up an ARK: Survival Evolved Dedicated Server
Installing and updating SteamCMD
For scripts that you can run on your own dedicated server, see Dedicated server scripts. The server has been tested on Ubuntu Memory requirements increase as the number of connected players increases. Some mods increase RAM more than others. On Windows Server R2, the server uses 2. On Linux, the installation uses 3. The server listens for incoming connections on the ports listed below. Ensure your network configuration allows incoming connections to these ports and directs them to the host that will be running your dedicated server.
We have updated our site and moved a few things. An updated version of this page is available here:. Here I have two scripts for use with the Windows dedicatd server. The first one is for use with steamcmd. The second script will launch your dedicated server. To install and update the dedicated server you need steamcmd. This you should only download directly from the official Valve Developer site. Here is the link to the download and documentation for steamcmd. There are actually two scripts here that you need to use. The first is a batch file and the second is a script for steamcmd.
Creating an ARK: Survival Evolved game server is an easy process that can be done from either a dedicated server or your home computer. Quad Core processor requires up to 2 full cores - single thread performance preferred. Add an incoming rule to your Windows Firewall to allow UDP port as well as or whichever port you are using. You may additionally need to add a forwarding rule to your network router. You can use PortForward. You can modify settings in here in addition to the launch line - these settings overwrite your launch line settings:. Thanks for visiting our wiki! Click here to order your own game server at SurvivalServers.