Decided to run a Rust Dedicated Server? The installation and set-up for the Rust Dedicated Server is very easy and straightforward. This guide is for the installation of a server on a Windows PC. For Linux, please check out our How to host a Rust server in Linux guide. The Rust server can be taxing on your host but maybe not as much as you would think.
For scripts that you can run on your own dedicated server, see Dedicated server scripts. The server has been tested on Ubuntu Memory requirements increase as the number of connected players increases.
Installing and updating SteamCMD
A Dedicated Server is a method of hosting an Unturned server that does not require the host to be an active player in the game. The host can choose to play on the server, or just leave it running in the background while others play on it. Unlike a Local Server , port forwarding is required. A Dedicated Server also allows for vastly increased versatility in configuration of the server. Many server options become available through the Commands. The deprecated shortcut method for creating servers only works for versions of the game prior to 3. Newer versions of the game should only be hosted through the Unturned Dedicated Server app. The following text string will create a shortcut that will automatically update your server. This example assumes that you installed your server through SteamCMD, which does not update Unturned automatically. To finish, simply apply changes to the shortcut and double-click it to run it.
The ability to build and improve your gaming experience depends on the backend infrastructure of your server. Dedicated servers have advanced performance potential making them an efficient platform for gaming workloads. In this tutorial, you will learn why and how to set up a dedicated Minecraft server. With a dedicated Minecraft server, you are the sole user of the server resources. Therefore, you can expect more processing, memory, and storage capabilities to handle demanding workloads better. For more information about having such a setup, check out our dedicated game servers. Note: To learn more about how dedicated gaming servers work and how to choose a provider, refer to our article What Is a Dedicated Server for Gaming? If you are connecting to the server for the first time, you need to confirm you want to continue connecting.