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Published Date: 1/15/2021
Review: ServerBlend are a fantastic host who treat you like a human being and understand that different clients have different needs. We have some fairly complex requirements and they have helped along every step of the way. I simply couldn't recommend another host more and we've been with a fair few over the last year. If you are looking for a game server host I'm confident it won't matter what game you choose ServerBlend will have your back.
Published Date: 1/9/2021
Review: A fellow admin (at Eclipsed Oasis) ran our server before the mods had been updated and it imploded our server and destroyed all of our player's hardwork, but ServerBlend worked with us over the course of a couple days straight and managed to get us a hold of a backup they made off-site. We're very, very happy they did and their performance has been better than other providers we've tried.
Published Date: 1/8/2021
Review: Cannot say enough about these guys. Servers are fast, affordable, and easy to use. Mathew answers tickets quickly and is super helpful. He's answered tickets for me late at night, on holidays, etc etc... I hope they get Teamspeak servers in the US soon, because I really enjoy using them for my ArmA server.
Published Date: 12/20/2020
Review: Rust servers (2) 80 slots and 100 slots. Listen up. I've been with these guys for 3 months and they are nothing short but amazing. Their chat support is very responsive and very knowledgeable. If you happen to speak to Ryan or Mathew, expect to be helped by professionals. Due to circumstances I'm not going to continue my servers but in every step when I had "problems" or anything "difficult" they helped me tremendously and the waiting times are slim to none. If you're looking for a stable Rust server with amazing support and VERY easy Admintools THIS provider is it! Also, don't forget to search for a discount code online ;) There's a recurring one that comes back every month which is amazing! :D Anyway - I know I sound like a fanboy right now but I've come from a few terrible, terrible serverproviders (shockbyte) and this was just so different and so great. Keep up the good work! <3
Published Date: 12/17/2020
Review: Best customer service ever! Servers seem pretty stable and reliable too. But to be honest the customer service makes up for any issues!
Published Date: 12/15/2020
Review: No issues with the server. Was a user for 6 months would still be using it if the group hadn’t lost interest. When I need a new server I’ll definitely come to serverblend first
Published Date: 12/12/2020
Review: I have had my server with server blend for a couple days now. I'm still getting used to how everything works and am not super knowledgeable about programming and all the server stuff work. I had an issue to where I needed to revert my server to an older save. I created a ticket and in less than 5 mins I got a response from an awesome support guy named Mathewj. Even though I was getting confused Mathew was very helpful and got me to the solution in no time at all. Thank you Mathewj and serverblend for the amazing support and response time!
Published Date: 12/10/2020
Review: I had a good encounter with the support team they were nice people very nice i enjoyed speaking to them but they werent to experience when it came to the plugins though the 2 that were able to was the co owner and owner they were very respectful and knew what they were doing but the rest of them didnt know what they were doing to well but were also nice
Published Date: 12/4/2020
Review: Good service, easy to manage, good uptime and their arma servers dont bug out as much when encountering weird modlists.
Published Date: 11/30/2020
Review: After being scammed by ScalaCube, I came here. Set up was very easy, very fast, and everything works perfectly. Easy to configure the server. Reliable connection for all. No complaints from me whatsoever. Edit: I sent them a support ticket about something minor and set it as low priority. They responded in 12 minutes. Amazing.
Published Date: 11/27/2020
Review: I just rented a game server at serverblend and everything is working right out of the gate, great admin system (tcadmin) and super fast and useful support for the few questions I had. 5 stars from me and I can only recommend this hosting company to everyone.
Published Date: 11/18/2020
Review: Amazing customer service, Very kind and understanding and solved my issues as soon as they came up.
Published Date: 11/1/2020
Review: This was my first time renting the server for ARMA 3 which is one of the most broken games. Anyways the support was always there to help me when I needed them. Everything was easy to understand in the panel after I read few guides no issues so far and i hope that there would be none in the future either.
Published Date: 10/13/2020
Review: I have had a game server with ServerBlend for almost a year now. They are quick to respond to any issues and answer questions. My experience with Serverblend has by far been the best compared to 2 other hosting companies I tried. As long as they have your game, ServerBlend is the company to use.
Published Date: 10/1/2020
Review: I have had a server with ServerBlend for a little over 1 month now. The server has been stable and easy to control. Only had one minor issue which was resolved by the friendly support in the matter of a few hours. I would 100% recommend this game server host company!
Published Date: 9/30/2020
Review: I've been desperate to get a arma game running for ever, and it's always been a total pain. I've only been able to do it once, and every time I tried after that it was the most stressful thing ever. However, this actually works 100% due to their wonderful customer service. Mathew, my helper helped me out immensely and I appreciate it greatly.
Published Date: 9/19/2020
Review: ServerBlend not only hosts super fast servers. The tools are easy to use and the customer service is great! The personal touch when it comes to service gives ServerBlend a small town business feel that sets it apart from any other website!
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.