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Ark Server Hosting

  • All expansions available
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  • Modding Support
  • Premium Hardware & Low Latency
  • Full FTP & MYSQL Database Access
  • Plans starting at $18.74
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Apex Hosting is the best Ark server hosting provider and makes it easy to get your server up and running in a few minutes. Our enterprise hardware and locations around the world maintain lag free ark servers for all of our clients.

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We have many years of experience hosting Ark survival evolved servers of all sizes and can help you create the Ark server you have always wanted. We created a highly customized version of the Multicraft game control panel which empowers users of all skill levels to control and customize their server. In the control panel you will be able to use the console, easily add or remove mods, update configuration files and much more. This can be done from any computer or mobile device. If you run into any issues there are video guides throughout the panel that will help explain its functions.

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World Class Ark Survival Support

We have created servers for over 300,000 users around the globe and it is our goal to make it easy for you to create an Ark server. Our team of professionals is available around the clock to help you with any questions you may have. We partner with data centers located in California, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Florida, Brazil, Quebec, London, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Singapore and Australia can provide low ping to every player.

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The Best Hardware for Ark Hosting

Your server will always be available and fast with our infrastructure.

High Clock Speed CPU

Powerful 3.0ghz+ processors have the clock speed you need.

Fast Connections

Protected 1gbps+ network supports many players with low ping.

Solid State Drives

Reliable and quick storage for all of your data with backups.

Linux OS

An operating system optimized for Ark gaming servers.

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About Ark: Survival Evolved

What is ARK: Survival Evolved?

Welcome to the island of ARK where you are stranded and will need to explore and survive with your friends and against other players in this action-adventure game. The game is experienced from either third or first person within a beautiful open world. You will need to hunt, farm, collect resources, create items, make shelter, unlock technologies and more to endure this dangerous place and competing tribes of players. Dinosaurs roam the land and can be fought or tamed amongst many other prehistoric creatures in a massive world. This game is not for the faint of heart as it is notoriously difficult and unforgiving, but has captivated many players with its complexity. You have the choice to create either a PvE server to play alongside your friends to survive or enable PvP to compete with many other players. Supported expansions include Primitive Plus, Scorched Earth, Ragnarok, Aberration, Extinction and Valguero.

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How Does ARK Server Hosting Work?

Our company has helped over 300,000 players become server owners. Creating your own ARK server is not a simple task as it requires specialized hardware, software and bandwidth to operate properly. After many years of hosting game servers we have perfected how to operate and manage these servers. The foundation of our service is our fast hardware and reliable networks. Making an Ark server requires deploying the dedicated server software on this hardware and allowing outside connections for all of your players. Our system does all of this and also keeps the server up to date automatically. You will also need the ability to manage the server which is easily done through our web based control panel. From the panel you can change settings, add passwords or whitelists, implement mods, start a new world and more! Running an Ark server with mods from your own computer or remote VPS is very complicated and will have poor performance. This is the reason many have chosen Apex Hosting for ark survival evolved server hosting.

DLC Ark Maps

How to Enable ARK DLC Maps

ARK DLC Maps are additions to the main game by incorporating creatures, equipment and content without changing the core game-play mechanics. You can update your Apex Hosting ARK server to enjoy the latest updates and maps.

Lost Island, The Island, The Center, Scorched Earth, Fjordur, Primitive Plus, Aberration, Extinction, Genesis Part I & II, Crystal Isles and Valguero

An Expansion Map is a brand-new map for the user to explore and uncover its secrets.

A Total Conversion (Primitive+) changes a majority of the game-play mechanics themselves and requires a user to learn a new way to play the game.

ARK Mods

Supported Mods in Ark World

With Apex Hosting supported mods, add to your Ark server a whole new library of experiences to share with your friends, from texture packs to make your weapons more realistic, to new breedable creatures to make your crew more powerful than ever.

Realistic Ballistic, Cross Genesis, Castle Expansion, Breedable Basilisk, Skinks Require Engrams, Seafaring Adventures, Primal Path, Project Freedom, Struggle Paradise and more...

Add some extra hustle of wildfire full of dragons and hulking beasts, build mine-cart roller-coasters or water-slide lava pools, expand your roleplays, add to your communities taxidermy stations, turn the dinosaurs into zombies, and more.

Explore these creative ways to expand your playtime and change the rules as you and your friends survive on the island in your Ark game server.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to join an ARK server by IP?

To join an ARK server by IP you will need to add the server to your Favorites in Steam. With the server online, open steam and select view followed by servers in the main menu. In the favorites tab you can add a server with the IP and join from this screen.

How do you update an Ark Server?

To update your ARK server you will need to use SteamCMD and run the app_update command. When using an ARK server hosting company the server will be updated automatically and always on the current version of the game.

How to add mods to an ARK server?

You can add mods to an ARK server by adding the Steam workshop ARK mod IDs to the gameusersettings.ini file found in your server files. After rebooting the server the mods will automatically be downloaded and activated on your ARK server.

How to change an ARK server settings?

You can change the settings of an ARK server by editing the configuration files. After starting a server for the first time the GameUserSettings.ini and Game.ini files will be created in the /ShooterGame/Saved/Config/LinuxServer directory. You can use a text editor to update these files, then restart the server for the changes to take effect.