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Published Date: 3/29/2020
Review: To whom it may concern, James Richards helped me immensely as he has always done every time I have needed support in regards to the services I have in regards to Ark: Survival Evolved. Today, again, as he usually does, James Richards went far and beyond to help me with a start error I was having with one of our game servers. James was kind, attentive, and made sure I knew step by step what I needed to do on my end so that he can further assist me and he did it with due respect and diligence. This shows his professionalism, as well as his attention to detail, especially when it comes to customer service. He is a great part of your team, and every time he handles my issues I know that they're being handled appropriately. Thank you!
Published Date: 3/14/2020
Review: The customer service has been excellent. They've helped me solved all the issues I created with my lack of experience.
Published Date: 2/28/2020
Review: I have had a fair share of Ark: Survival Evolved server hosts. AGS has been absolutely fantastic with amazing support and reliable service. This is a provider that I am very thankful for everything they do. Between the constant support and reliable service, they’ve helped give me more insight on how to successfully operate my server. Speaking with their support team is less of a feeling as if you need to be professional, but rather they’re very friendly and are very open with discussing any issues on hand. They even hooked up a cluster for me. If you’re searching for a new provider, AGS is the way to go.
Published Date: 2/21/2020
Review: Excellent service and support! I’ve been hosting ARK servers for several years and AGS is by far the best provider that I’ve used. Thank you for your fast and friendly service!
Published Date: 1/9/2020
Review: even with the hiccups ive hit with the service support is always quick to help, most other services ive used would take 10+ hours to respond AGS responds within a few hours sometimes even sooner. great service, great hardware great experience, my only suggestion is i wish we could run 2 grids off 1 server for atlas but thats just my opinion.
Published Date: 12/11/2019
Review: Honestly the support team is amazing, The machines are great to run off of, the guides are pretty good but thats the only thing they would even need improvement on, and thats not really saying much because they do explain it pretty well as is
Published Date: 12/3/2019
Review: I chose AGS Hosting to be my first try at a private ARK Server for my and my family. Setting up was easy after a bit of help and the control panel is great for someone who gets lost alot.. Very pleased with my purchase, no regrets! AND the customer service team is the best I've ever been in contact with! So extremely helpful and with quick replies makes you really feel like you are taken care of. They deserve more stars than I am able to give here.. Really.
Published Date: 12/1/2019
Review: Fast setup, good control panel, fast response time on help, only thing i can say is hopefully they include more options in their server settings in the future, even if the settings dont get used very often, simply having them in there for those that do saves time and all the extra knowledge base pages, love it so far though
Published Date: 11/29/2019
Review: Having a really good experience so far, quick reply on support tickets, no lag :)
Published Date: 11/16/2019
Review: Excellent service from ‘James’ today. I came to you guys with a situation I could not fix myself. James stepped up to the problem, and went far and beyond to find a resolution. James did not leave me for ages between messages at all, and even went that extra mile to help me through discord. It was amazing service and quick too. Please give James the recognition they deserve!
Published Date: 11/8/2019
Review: I have dealt over and over again with crappy leaders, people that are full of themselves and people that just didn't know how to run a server. To be honest, I got very sick of it. I wanted my own experience where I didn't have to restart my progress or be trash talked to and not allowed to simply just play and enjoy the game. So, I went shopping around. I didn't know anything at all about running a server or how much it cost. But I finally took a chance in AGS. Thier site looked nice. The price was very decent. A little bit less than a WoW sub. Through my time of being with them I've never had to wait more than 10 minutes for any of my questions or concerns to be addressed. They help me with everything I need and are so very kind about everything. I don't want to try another hosting place. I'm too happy with AGS. I truly hope they will be around for a long time. Having my own server and having great people helping me run my server has been really wonderful. I highly recommend them if you want prompt service, good people and an easy website to navigate. I will not be looking anywhere else but to them for my game hosting needs! Thank you AGS. Please don't ever change! <3
Published Date: 11/2/2019
Review: I have dealt with many companies and services over the years and I didn't know of AGS Hosting until a few days ago but their panels looked simple enough and the pricing seemed to be the fairest for what I needed, so I took a chance... Customer service could not have been any better in every sense of the word. A rep answered me within five minutes on a Friday night. There was a constant stream of replies and I was assured confidently my issue would get fixed. I was guided through the steps of what they were doing and everything that was said was easy to understand. It was one of the best experiences I have had and I want to thank Rylan for being so quick on the draw and replying very quickly and James for guiding me along through my ticket and even offering to help me through Discord. You guys were fantastic. Thanks again.
Published Date: 10/22/2019
Review: I swapped to AGS for my Ark server after using other hosts for quite some time and so far they have been amazing. They helped me transfer all my old data & set everything up with my limited knowledge and didn't make me feel silly for asking a lot of questions. Ticket replies are very fast and it is nice knowing I can get help at any time of the day/night.
Published Date: 9/25/2019
Review: Ags Server hosting interface is a bit clunky and hard to understand in the begging but I'm slowly getting the hang of it. Their customer service is awesome, so if you need any help they will answer you in a matter of minutes always very professional and willing to help. Thank you James Richards for helping me out today with my server backups and restoring the saves to a state where most of if was not lost.
In this guide you will learn all the details and the requirements needed to create an Rust dedicated server on your home computer, VPS or Dedicated Server, either you use Windows or Linux, you will be able to create an Rust dedicated server by following this guide carefully through all the illustrated steps and written instructions.
We cover all the network configuration to help set up your internet router/firewall in order to make your server visible on the servers listing, we will also give you instructions on how to connect to your server and play on it.
This guide also covers everything required to manage your server after creation. You will learn on how to install uMod plugins and add them to your server, how to update them, how to, modify your server settings from the basic ones like changing the server name, adding a password on the server and also the more advanced ones like changing in-game multipliers, XP levels and more.
Sooner or later you will need or want to try out the admin commands and we got you covered, you can learn how to use admin commands like for spawning guns, turn god mode or just fly around, Rust does have a lot of admin commands and we give you the full list of them. If you are outside of your server and you still want to manage your players, send admin messages, or just check whos playing, you can do that using an RCON tool, we will give you full training on how to connect to your server RCON and execute commands on it.
If you have any issues you can search in our troubleshooting section for a possible fix or solution, we cover most important and recurring issues on an Rust dedicated server, you will also want to learn on how to update your server when it’s needed like the uMod plugins when an update it’s released.
We give you some extras also, you will like to have a system to auto restart your server every XXX hours, and backup your world now and ever just to be safe and secure about all the hours you lost grinding in-game.
You can find some external links for more content, uMod forums has a very active community happy to help you in your questions, and official wiki also gives all the details from A to Z about Rust and how to play it.
Please read and follow all the steps carefully one by one, and you will be able to accomplish all the tasks mentioned in this guide without any issue.
(2.1) Prerequisites - Hardware
You will need at last 4GB to 6GB memory RAM minimum, a vanilla Rust dedicated server without any players take around that amount of memory, the maximum memory recommend it’s based on the number of players you will have, the number and type of mods you use and how much you boost and adjust your server settings. We also recommend having a CPU clock at with at last 3.2Ghz for optimal performance, below you can find a table with estimated values on the hardware requires Vs server setup.
SERVER WITHOUT PLUGINS
SERVER WITH PLUGINS
|30-60||3.0Ghz - 4/6GB||3.0Ghz - 6/8GB|
|60-100||3.0Ghz - 6/8GB||3.2Ghz - 8/10GB|
|100-200||3.2/3.4Ghz - 8/10GB||3.6/3.8Ghz - 10/12GB|
|+200||4.0Ghz - 12GB||4.0+Ghz - 12+GB|
Results are estimated values tested under normal conditions on Windows Server 2012/2016, values may vary between different hardware specifications, O.S. or Linux distributions.
Prerequisites - Hardware
To create and manage your Rust dedicated server you will need to download and install certain dependencies for Rust server be able to run, you will also have to download and install some third-party tools in order to easy create and deploy your server. There are some optional applications and tools to help you on this task, find below a list of all required and optional applications and tools and choose the ones you will need and suit better for yourself.
Tools required to create the Rust server on Windows
Tools required to create the Rust server on Linux
Pre made Pre-made scripts used on this guide
In this section, you will learn how to easily create a Rust server using Steam client. Download and install Steam client from the (2.b)Prerequisites - Hardware section, once you have it installed on your computer, log in with your steam account or create a new one. If you follow the steps below one by one carefully and you will have an Rust dedicated server created and working soon you get into the last step.
Create a folder called SteamCMD on your C:\ drive, download SteamCMD and place it in that folder.
Create a folder called Rust on your C:\ drive, inside create a new Text Document file with the following SteamCMD command and save it as Update.bat
C:\SteamCMD\SteamCMD.exe +login anonymous +force_install_dir C:\Rust\ +app_update 258550 +quit
Inside Rust folder on your C:\ driver, create a new Text Document with the following command inside and save it as Start.bat
RustDedicated.exe -batchmode +server.hostname "Server Name" +server.seed 793197 +server.maxplayers 40 +server.worldsize 3000 -logfile "logfilename.log"
Double click and execute the Start.bat file and you should see the server console opening, give it a few minutes for server to start and generate the map.
Open your Steam, go to menu View > Servers, and change to Favourites tab, add your server exactly like the image below.
Open Rust game on your Steam, go to Play Game menu, on the filters change to Favourited, your server will show up, just double click it to join it. Head over to (5) Firewall and port forwarding section to make your server visible to the public internet.
If you want to customize your server settings create the following file
server\my_server_identity\cfg\server.cfg and inside you can add your custom rust settings, you can find a full list in the official wiki.