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.
Hosting a Rust Server (The Hard Way)
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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.
Before you begin
After performing the initial setup of a dedicated Rust server, it can be difficult to know how to proceed. You may be wondering how to change your Rust max player count, how to change your map, or secure your server. This guide will cover the various configuration options you have for vanilla, before delving into some additional parameters that you can tweak with the help of the Rust console.
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