By Wyld1 , December 14, in Server Administration. I purchased ARK about a month ago along with both of my sons. We have 3 copies of the game. On my machine I set up a dedicated server using.
Why run the server on your LAN instead of remote hosting (rental server)?
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.
Why Host Your Own Dedicated Server?
Half of the top-ten most-played games on Steam come with the option to customize your entire gameplay, right up through running your own dedicated server. Are you going to sit back and play the game how somebody else envisioned it, or are you going to grab the goat by the horns, run your own server, and make it personal? There are many reasons why people rent a server from a remote provider; ranging from bandwidth availability, dedicated support, or even to eliminate any latency advantages between player and host. Remote hosting can sometimes be a headache.