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. As a baseline a 3 square km default gen size map freshly generated will run at close to 2 gigabytes of ram.
Installing and updating SteamCMD
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Hosting a Rust Server (The Hard Way)
These values are not fixed and highly depend on the use case and population of the server. The server will check for updates and then validate all files before starting. Your server needs to know how you want the server to run. There are numerous switches and configuration settings you can tell your server at startup. Rust has beta branches available for your server if you are wanting to test new features not released to the public. To set up a server with one of these beta branches, you need to change your SteamCMD above to download the "beta prerelease" or "beta staging" branches of Rust development. For example, you can choose ONE of these branches:. You may wish for your batch file to be more robust.
Rust is best when played with friends, which is why so many players desire to know how to run their own private servers. First and foremost, these are free servers, unlike other dedicated servers that you might have to buy. However, it does take a degree of computer literacy in order to make it work, so make sure to have your very best techy friend on standby.