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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!
Published Date: 9/18/2020
Review: Spoke with Matthew last week and he helped my get my Conan Exiles server back up and running. Matthew went above and beyond what I expected from him. Definitely will keep Serverblend because of him.
Published Date: 9/3/2020
Review: Great game server hosting site. Hosted a rust server for about 2-3 days only to move onto my own server machine that I bought. Great service and fastest support.
Published Date: 9/3/2020
Review: I've used a variety of services over the last 10+ years when I needed a remotely hosted game for a group of friends and I. This was the smoothest, quickest setup I've ever experienced. And when there was a question on whether something could be supported, not only were they immediately open to helping, but they resolved (and automated!) adding some features to integrate Twitch streaming and modded functionality for the game we are playing now. Absolutely top notch service, and worth every penny I'd put into the company at this point. It's the most well-featured service I've found yet.
Published Date: 9/2/2020
Review: Absolutely amazing service! A lot better than ANY provider i have used before and there has been a few. When i get a gaming server this is where i will be coming from now on. Very friendly staff with very quick response but most importantly they actually know what they are talking about :) Very happy costumer
Published Date: 9/2/2020
Review: Excellent service, space engineers server runs perfectly even with 6 active People in 6 different areas. The server tools that they have are also over-the-top and makes managing the server easy.
Published Date: 8/30/2020
Review: Yjaml you to the Staff of Server Blend. They are always on top of every problem I have. They both will fix the issue and teach you how if you ask. Always friendly and timely!
Published Date: 8/29/2020
Review: THANK YOU MathewJ, They helped with a Server for my unit an the customer support is top notch! Day-one they had my server up. I recommend paying the one time setup it’s worth it. Recommend 10/10 100% satisfied customer.
Published Date: 8/24/2020
Review: AMAZING customer service, friendly staff, and quick response and fix
Published Date: 8/23/2020
Review: Lovely staff, Excellent panel with ease of use and overall excellent servers. I highly suggest this provider as i have used them in the past loads!
Published Date: 8/22/2020
Review: I was referred here by a friend who also leads a TF2 clan. He said you guys were great. I purchased a TF2 server but unfortunately my experience was not so good. My server lagged regularly from 6pm to 10pm. I later ordered a server from another company and its been amazing. Update: After posting my review describing my experience using this service, I was issued a full refund £3.97. I am not exactly sure why as I did not request one but ill be sure to buy a coffee with it on my way to work.
Published Date: 7/23/2020
Review: Our cluster was growing and needed better hardware on an active host. After looking around I found serverblend and sent them an email asking if they would be able to transfer over our entire cluster from our previous host. 2 days later we had a MASSIVE improvement in hardware and support. The cluster has quadrupled in under a month and still room to grow! Their support has been fast and knowledgable. I've always felt I could reach out to them about any issue. I can't recommend them enough if you're looking for a new host PLEASE do yourself a favor and give them a try!
Published Date: 7/20/2020
Review: Came over from other server hosts. S.B transferred my world over no problems. I messed up and lost all my back up saves. They fixed that and restored everything! The admin panel is clean and easy to use and is far ahead of what i have used before. Fast and friendly customer support and guides to all your problems. 100% recommend
Published Date: 7/18/2020
Review: Its amazing! The customer Support is the best ive ever witnessed on any Service!
Published Date: 6/25/2020
Review: Greetings, I had the Ark itch like many others and needed a reliable hosting provider. Look no further than ServerBlend. Again I return, because of their excellent customer service. Yes they actually do listen and care about the customer experience. Those go hand in hand with wonderful technical support. Speedy ticket response, quick results and always happy to assist attitude I highly recommend them. Five stars isn't enough I'd give it a 10/10.
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.