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. So I would suggest having at least 7 gigs allocated per server.
Rust Server: Hosting on home PC or rent a server?
Getting started with Rust can be quite intimidating, especially for new users, so this guide will walk you through each step. We'll be showing you how to do this on both Windows and Linux machines. This guide proceeds under the assumption you have a good understanding of your operating system. Want to skip this guide? Check out our premium service! Like this guide? Check out our other guides via our Rust Knowledge Base! SteamCMD is a command-line version of the Steam client you all know and love. It can be used to install servers for various games, include Rust, which we'll be talking about here. For simplicity, just call it steamcmd.
Installing and updating SteamCMD
LinuxGSM is the command-line tool for quick, simple deployment and management of Linux dedicated game servers. SteamCMD by Valve is used to install and update this game server. Steam uses appid Update history is available from SteamDB. Dependencies Ubuntu Debian CentOS Before installing, you must ensure you have all the dependencies required to run rustserver. From the command-line do the following. Ensuring you have also installed the required dependencies.
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