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Published Date: 10/15/2020
Review: I had problems whit server no working but nice person called James Knott he helped me so much some part i felt like im stupid but he didn't give up he helped me to fix server so he deserves 5 stars and everyone too deserves 5 stars but really thanks for James Knott
Published Date: 10/14/2020
Review: I've ran servers before but never had to install mods and modify mods before. GTX gaming helps make it so much easier. I had a few mods give me some issues, and I couldnt locate a few things but the quick customer service helped me out! James has helped me for the last two days with many small questions. My server is rocking!
Published Date: 10/11/2020
Review: So ive lost count of how many times jamie from your team has helped me and my partner now, each time he saves our baco, he is without a doubt a very good member of your staff, he deseves a raise genuinley, he goes above and beyond each time. if it wasnt for this man id of had a refund ages ago. this man makes you happy and fixes your issues everytime. thank you ledgends! i highly recomend a promotion or at least a raise for this man!
Published Date: 9/26/2020
Review: Very nice and friendly support but their servers are not good. I have tried different type of Rust servers in the past 12 months, NOT ONE has been without lagging. I have been offered solutions to move the server, which I have. I have tried locations such as Stockholm, London, Partis, Frankfurt. They all have been lagging like hell as soon as the server gets populated. They are not stable at all. IF you want to run a serious community, this is not the place.
Published Date: 9/26/2020
Review: 100% the best service, I thought when I emailed I wouldn't hear back for at least 24hours...it was minutes, Jamie stayed with me online for hours helping me sort the issues I was having, things can go wrong in servers (prob all my fault anyway) but these guys where onto it right away for me, absolute star and first class service! Cannot reccomend these guys enough
Published Date: 9/24/2020
Review: this man helped me with my server so that it will run properly, i worked for 3 days to get it figured out and he did it is 20 mins! greatful for his work and advise
Published Date: 9/22/2020
Review: Excellent and fast service, i didnt have to wait long , in fact less than a minute for support, so i am very happy with the support of GTX Gaming, Steven Wood, James Knott, Jamei Redpath and Lee White have supported me very well and I am shure to reffer to GTX Gaming for future servers aswell.
Published Date: 9/20/2020
Review: I was assisted by a few people here: Zacharie McLaughlin, Steven Wood, and John Kramer. I appreciate the help they offered, and it couldn’t have went any smoother. Instead of fixing the problem for me, they walked me through it a bit to see where I went wrong, and finally I figured out the issue thanks to them. Always been a customer with you guys since A2 DayZ Mod, don’t plan to leave. Thanks!
Published Date: 9/20/2020
Review: Been using since last year, best support can't really say much you need to experience yourself!
Published Date: 9/19/2020
Review: I've had no reason to complain about the satisfying use of my server with GTXGaming. The server was setup fast and smooth, and no issues has ever occured to the server. I only cancelled my subscription (which isn't very expensive), because i stopped playing the game that i used the server for. However, it was easy to make an immediate request of cancellation.
Published Date: 9/15/2020
Review: Jamie was such a blessing! He helped me step by step and then because I was struggling he went above and beyond and set it up my server for me! He was quick to reply and theN because i was still struggling he carried on when he left the office! If I could give the him his own server just to mess about on I would ! Because of his support I’m not going anywhere! Gtx have me for a long time! And the fact he said after everything was working that he would still help me in future means a lot. Just wish I chose more slots than 10 so I could give you guys more money ! 10/ 10 service
Published Date: 9/15/2020
Review: Great Service. I`ve switch from space engineers to cronan exciles. With the space engineers - server was great, however since there was no Pve aspect in that, since cronan does. When you have problems with anything Matthew is amazing help and he makes the service beyond 5 stars it deserves. The servers are amazing as well! good pricing and easy to setup, any problems they are very quick to reply and get you all the help needed. So yeh made a cronan server and so far its going realy well.
Published Date: 9/12/2020
Review: I had some issues regarding a DayZ server and my issues were resolved extremely quickly, and the responses to tickets were almost instant. Would recommend server host due to excellent customer service.
Published Date: 9/11/2020
Review: I was having issues installing a few mods on a game server, got quite frustrated and sent in a cancellation ticket. The support agent helped me out, and fixed everything about the mods for me and told me I could reach out to them again if I ended up with more issues. Instead of cancelling I then got a fully functional server I can play with my friends on, which I was trying to do in the first place. Very helpful and friendly support agent, would highly recommend this website.
Published Date: 9/9/2020
Review: Had an issue with Billing. Got in touch requesting cancellation, where then GTX Gamings Support rep James went the extra mile in providing a solution which was ideal for me, well beyond my expectations.
Published Date: 9/8/2020
Review: This is by far the most amazing and best customer support I have ever gotten in my life, I promise I am not exaggerating. I usually just run servers from my own computer but for Ark that can be a little cumbersome so I decided "What is the harm on dropping a couple dollars?" Honestly, I will probably never host from my own computer again. Their servers are 100% completely customizable and I can run it just the way I want. The servers are also in great locations so I can play on them with NO LAG at all. The support staff, oh boy, lemmie tell you a thing or two about the support staff; they're amazing, honestly. They're so informed on the issues that I had and I didn't even wait a full 5 minuets before they responded with a quick and easy solution. Instead of using some Lorium Ipsom from their books or dummy text to explain, they told me exactly what to put into Steam to find my server, they even helped me help a friend to connect with me! By far the best service and experience I have ever had. Microsoft, Amazon, I promise all the big companies need to learn something from these guys!
Published Date: 9/8/2020
Review: Insanely good hosting, been running my server on here for a while, only drawback is that they don't provide dedicated IP addresses, other than that best hosting service i've used and definitely recommend. And the support is just unbelievable.
Published Date: 9/6/2020
Review: I had an issue with the game server I had just rented. It was mainly me not knowing much about how dedicated servers work. Also didn't know how to activate mods on the server. However, Steve took his time to give me detailed information on how to solve the issue and also went the extra mile to figure out how the mods work on the game he hadn't played before. Couldn't ask for more. Very professional.
Published Date: 9/2/2020
Review: Always impressed with the folks at GTX Gaming. Always professional, friendly and extremely patient. Most recently, I was getting numerous mod mismatch errors from a few mods that didn't provide proper updates. I reached out to GTX Gaming and was told how to fix these issues...I'm old and not all that tech savvy, but I was treated professionally, respectfully and Robert showed incredible patience! He walked me through the process and answered all my questions. In the end, my problem was resolved and I felt like a valued customer. I would highly recommend this service! -Scott Limestone, Tennessee USA
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.