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. As a baseline a 3 square km default gen size map freshly generated will run at close to 2 gigabytes of ram. So I would suggest having at least 7 gigs allocated per server. SteamCMD is the command-line console used to install the Steam related files and the mechanism by which the Rust server is installed and updated.
Step 3: Port Forwarding
Installing and updating 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.
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.
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.