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Published Date: 6/19/2020
Review: Best host ever, nice staff/owner. Price is good. Fast setup of the server, fast start up. Server have Auto restart and auto update of the server. i have try many server host for my ark server and ashosting is the best forever.
Published Date: 4/22/2020
Review: This server hosting is probably the best you'll find, there is constant support and even when the staff is busy the ashosting community will help you if you're in a situation.
Published Date: 4/18/2020
Review: Speaking of hosting a server, Amazing service very polite and fast procedure would 100% recommend
Published Date: 3/22/2020
Review: I tried several other server providers... (a lot) and some of them felt really good... but... and this is a big BUT, once I tried arkserverhosting.co.uk I realized the difference between a good one and the best one. The servers are Top tier, I never ever had any lag with them, The control panel is the fastest one out there, it is a little different than the most of the panels but once you get used to it... It is amazing too.... The mod updates? ohhh those updates... none of the server providers has anything like what they have. A real time update checker what will immediately see if there is a new version and starts to send warning messages to the players about an upcoming restart in X minutes... It can not be more perfect than this. If you need support you get it in no time, they even have a very nice community on discord to get help if you need. I just can not imagine a better server provider. Keep up the good work. You guys are amazing.
Published Date: 9/8/2019
Review: Christian was very helpful in setting up our server for us and even gave us hints and tips as he also has an ark survival evolved community of his own for the past several years. He answered all of my questions and was professional throughout. I would never choose any other hosting for ARK, ASHosting will always be my go to host.
Published Date: 9/8/2019
Review: One of the best hosts I have had the pleasure to host with. We had a a couple of problems at first but the support team was very helpful and fixed the problems, no problems experienced since then.
Published Date: 8/29/2019
Review: repeated almost daily failures panel,administrator instead of solving the problem after talking on discord blocked my access to the panel and began to say that I am a kid
Published Date: 8/17/2019
Review: The prices are very cheap and the services are quite good, too bad for the lack of a guided user interface for organizing the mods, but, as far I know, it's common in may hosts, so it's ok. The staff is always available for help on discord and they have a nice tutorial section. Keep it up!
In this guide you will learn all the details and the requirements needed to create an ARK: Survival Evolved dedicated server on your home computer, VPS or Dedicated Server, either you use Windows or Linux, you will be able to create an ARK 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 Steam Workshop Mods 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 til 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 have got you covered, you can learn how to use admin commands to for spawning dinos, turn god mode on or just fly around, ARK 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 ARK dedicated server, you will also want to learn on how to update your server when it’s needed like the Steam Workshop mods 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, ARK hub 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 ARK 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 least 4GB to 6GB memory RAM minimum, a vanilla ARK 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 MODS
SERVER WITH MODS
10 - 30
3.0Ghz - 4/6GB
3.0Ghz - 6/8GB
30 - 60
3.0Ghz - 6/8GB
3.2Ghz - 8/10GB
60 - 90
3.2/3.4Ghz - 8/10GB
3.6/3.8Ghz - 10/12GB
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.
(2.2) Prerequisites - Hardware
To create and manage your ARK dedicated server you will need to download and install certain dependencies for ARK 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.
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(3.1) Windows server - Create server using Steam Client
In this section, you will learn how to easily create an ARK 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 ARK dedicated server created and working soon you get into the last step.
In your Steam Library, search for ARK: Survival Evolved Dedicated Server under Tools section.
Run the ARK: Survival Evolved Dedicated Server and select which map you want to start the server with one first time to generate all map files.
The server will take a few minutes to fully start depending on your machine hardware, once the server it’s fully started and map files generated you will see a window exaclty like this.
Close the server window to adjust the server name and any other game settings. Right-click on ARK: Survival Evolved Dedicated Server tool, select Properties, inside change to Local Files tab and press the Browse Local Files button.
It will open a Windows Explorer and you will see the root folder/file structure of your server (1) navigate on the folders until you get into this folder: ShooterGame\Saved\Config\WindowsServer\ inside you will see the configuration files (2) edit the GameUserSettings.ini one with your Notepad.
Once you have GameUserSettings.ini file open, scroll down to the bottom and change then SessionName and MaxPlayer as a test, you can do it like the example image below, in the end, close Notepad and Save the file.
Return to your steam, launch the ARK: Survival Evolved Dedicated Server tool with the map desired (STEP 2) wait for the server to fully start (STEP 3) then open your Steam, go to menu View > Servers, and change to Favourites tab, add your server exactly like the image below.
Open ARK game on your Steam, go to Join ARK menu, on the bottom change the Session Filter to Favourites, 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.