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Published Date: 1/15/2021
Review: I made a server a few years back and then closed it down when I felt bored of it. Back then, I had no problems at all and everything was easy. I recently came back, and let me tell you, I'm glad I decided to go with these guys again. The interface is super user friendly and the support is amazing. Their problem solving skills and patience is through the roof, and I know that if I never need help with anything else, they would be there for me. The techs are very helpful and very insightful. I highly recommend for all your hosting needs.
Published Date: 1/6/2021
Review: I used to be with Nitrous Networks, then I went away and now I'm back. Nitrous Networks are streets ahead for Minecraft server hosting. Control panel is easy to use and the plugin installation/integration is a breeze. Cheaper than the other host I tried too, and seems more stable. I really have no idea why I went somewhere else - never again.
Published Date: 1/2/2021
Review: My minecraft server stopped functioning randomly and the nitrous network team helped a great deal working with me for 2 days with quick responses to try and find the problem. I was pleasantly surprised to see how quickly they responded considering this took place over the New Years celebrations.
Published Date: 1/1/2021
Review: me and my friends made lovely public minecraft conquest reforged server ready for public and we get ready to open and this company messed it up for us i wouldnt bother hosting with these guys because they are crap and mess your servers up
Published Date: 12/31/2020
Review: Always have had a great experience with their services. The support is very quick with their responses and I have never had an issue with them.
Published Date: 12/19/2020
Review: Make sure you choose monthly billing cycle and stay away from any discounts especially if you come from a 3rd world country, it'll just lower the service and support quality in my experience, frankly they don't care. I rented an Arma 3 server, paid for 6 months and got an discount. All went well until i wanted to install mods on the server. I installed the exact same mods/command-line and config-files that a friend of mine (Nitrous client) also uses with no issues. Tried different Mods but it doesn't work, tried changing to another server but no reply from Nitrous. Really bad support, didn't read previous messages as i had to repeat the same info again, they even made the thread show "Answered" without replying. I'm posting snippets from the final message i received and sent. "We offer very little support when it comes to configuring mod packs, or third party plugins, it's very much down to you." "I never wanted support for configuring mods, i want a functional server that allows me to add mods as other clients of yours have, the ability to add mods is advertised by your company and it has that option in the TCAdmin so I'm not asking for something special. So i have to settle for a server that doesn't allow mods? Not fair in my opinion when other clients are using mods." I cant ask anyone to stay away from this company as it has some great reviews but this is my experience. I'm going to shutdown my account and the server, they can keep the remaining 5months or so, don't want anything to do with this company. Edit: Got 100% refunded, thank you for that.
Published Date: 12/6/2020
Review: I have been going to Nitrous Networks for many years for my game server needs and have never had an issue - only positive experiences. From ease of setup to quality customer service, I cannot fault them. Highly recommend!
Published Date: 11/25/2020
Review: Nitrous Networks are honestly great customer service is fantastic I couldn't fault them at all
Published Date: 11/7/2020
Review: I am loving Nitrous Networks so far and how fast they respond to my tickets when in need of help. I have no major issues and the server starts up in seconds. I today had a issue with my server being stuck and I went to send a ticket at the time of this writing was fixed fast and was able to update my Ark Server to the latest after they fixed the issue. I would recommend them as there cheaper to rent and have the best DoS Protection so your server is never gonna get taken offline from an attack and runs super fast on there end.
Published Date: 10/17/2020
Review: I have had many of many servers through nitrous and I would never recommend anyone but then for all of your server hosting needs! The customer service is impeccable, the servers, top notch. You can’t beat their prices either!! And my man Matt in support is a boss and helped me fix my lag from my huge mod pack
Published Date: 10/7/2020
Review: I had a bit of a problem with a custom mod pack for a Minecraft server and the support given was on point and was a great help!
Published Date: 9/28/2020
Review: I have been with Nitrous Networks for 3 years. Whenever I have needed support I used their very efficient ticket system and always get a prompt reply. The server has never been offline in my 3 years with them. Highly recommend them!
Published Date: 9/19/2020
Review: Fantastic service. I've been using nitrous networks for around a year now. My server has never gone down in this time and if there is an issue its something I have done. I open a ticket and they respond in no time to gel me get things back on track. Great company!
Published Date: 8/26/2020
Review: This is possibly one of the best and most responsive server hosts I have ever used in my 8 years of running game servers. Their customer service is quick and informative and their prices are extremely competitive.
Published Date: 8/24/2020
Review: I have been using Nitrous Networks for hosting for two years now. They have always been very responsive and helpful. Whether it be setting up a new server, clustering, or switching out games on an existing server, they have always provided top notch service. I don't see myself using any hosting service other than Nitrous.
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.