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Hosting Your Own ARK Server

Choosing the right provider is everything when it comes to hosting your own server.

What To Look For

Whether you're a 10 man server or a massive 200 man community, it's important to find ARK hosting providers that offer the following:

  • Money Back Guarantee
  • DDoS Protection
  • Multiple Locations
  • Top Of The Line Hardware
  • 24/7 Customer Support
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Running A Successful ARK Server

Here are a few key points when running an ARK server
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Server Performance

Plan ahead! We recommended hosting a server that has the ability to scale with your community and uses top notch equipment.

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Establish Server Rules

A successful ARK server will always have a set of rules for players to follow which should be enforced at all times.

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Server Events

There's nothing like an awesome server event to get everyone together in one location to have a fun evening.

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Active Admins

The most important feature a server can have. Admins should be non-playing characters that are on standby to help players who have issues and enforce server rules. We HIGHLY RECOMMENED that admins should NOT be a playable character. This prevents players from claiming " Admin Abuse ".

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Community Insight

Majority of the top ARK servers listen to their community members. This could be in the form of voting for server mods, events or when the right time to do a server wipe should be.

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Server Settings

This can be a bit tricky as each players tends to like certain play styles. You should plan ahead and keep the settings the same once you have established a good player base. Do not change these settings without community consent.

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Server Location

Choose a location that benefits everyone. Many new owners tend to host servers nearest to them when in reality players from all over the country may be part of your community. We recommend a central location if available.

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TopArkServers

With over 221,200 members, we're the largest ARK ranking site in the world. We provide a free service which allows server owners to promote their server and establish an active playerbase for FREE.

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Server Mods

If you choose to use mods, we recommend limiting the amount you install and use ones that have an active mod creator. It's important to the mods before you install them! Not all mods are compatible and there is nothing more annoying then a server crash due to an outdated mod or a mod related issues.

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