This post is for those players who like play the game of Rust and looking to avoid the trouble can invest in a third-party server-hosting service such as: the guide to making Rust server
- GTX Gaming
- Citadel Servers
- Host Havoc
Investing in a third-party server-hosting service is a lot easier for players. However, it will require them to shell out a few bucks for the service.
Creating a server in Rust
To continue with the process, players need to ensure that their PC meets the minimum requirements for hosting a server, which are:
- Operating System: 64-bit Windows 7, 8.1, 10
- Disk Space: 6 GB
- RAM: 4 GB (8 GB highly recommended on standalone server devices)
Additionally, they will also need to download and install the SteamCMD.
Once the download is complete, here are the steps to follow:
- Players need to create two specific folders, for SteamCMD and the server, respectively.
- Players need to extract the download SteamCMD contents into the respective folder and execute the steamcmd.exe file.
- Upon launching, steamcmd will update to the latest version. This might take a while, depending on the user’s internet speed.
After steamcmd has finished updating, players will need to execute two commands, one after the other. Their exact order is:
- login anonymous
- force_install_dir “(drive location of the folder created for the server, e.g., c:\newrustserver)”
Additionally, they can choose to validate their new server without activating beta updates. Once these two commands have been executed, players have the chance to activate beta updates for their server. These commands are:
- app_update 258550 -beta staging: for the latest updates from Rust’s Beta Staging
- an app_update 258550 -beta prerelease: for all pre-release updates
- app_update 258550 validate: to install a server without activating beta updates
After this, the player’s server should be installed and ready to modify. Players can find the Rust Dedicated executable file in the server folder, and they can double click this icon to start their servers.