If you're looking to check what the RUST server requirements are to set up your host, you've come to the right place. Also, resource requirements depend on the number of players and the plugins that are being used. Operating System: Windows 7, 8. Once this has been done, right click on the file and select "Extract All. Click "Extract. SteamCMD should open automatically but if not, click it. You'll then see a pop up that will show you the progress of the most recent downloading updates. Once this is done, it will take you to the SteamCMD prompt. In order to authenticate yourself as a user, you can log in anonymously or with your Steam account. If the latter, you'll need to enter your password next and also the Steam Guard access code, if applicable.
Installing and updating SteamCMD
Rust Experimental (Release) Dedicated Server
So I wanted to host my own Rust dedicated server for ages. Even tried pestering Garry back in the day sorry for that but your game is awesome. We run windows as we have some applications that require ASP. Its simple enough anyway, just download SteamCMD and will a bit of knowledge the scripts attached to this post are pretty self explanatory. As you can see these 2 files are very basic and running the RustUpdate. I use this method for a raft of different games and have 2 folders on the desktop with shortcuts for admins to run.
There are many reasons for wanting to host your own RUST server. Note: Some servers will require you to use a Steam account. Only one Steam user account can be logged in at any time. If you wanted to play at the same time, this will conflict. If you have any troubles getting the server downloaded and installed or noticed any errors, please leave a comment below or reach out to us on our discord.
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.