As one of the highest quality server hosts on the market, Apex Hosting has got you covered. Our servers are easy to set up and our exceptionally talented support team is always available to assist you. Our top-end optimized hardware allows us to offer a lag free experience to all of our customers regardless of where they are located, worldwide.
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With our years of knowledge as a server host and an outstanding team of developers, we at Apex have been able to channel our expertise to develop an easily operated and dynamic game panel accessible to all of our clients. With understanding of the importance of accessing your server controls at any time, our game panel can be accessed from any mobile device or computer, optimizing your experience and allowing you to manage your server no matter where you are. Backing up all of this is our world-class support team at the ready for any issues that may arise, 24/7.
Setting up a dedicated ARK server is not an easy thing to do on your own. It requires specialized hardware,software and bandwidth to provide the best environment for players. That’s why we offer a simple ARK server setup process, allowing you and your friends to play together online at any time. Apex Hosting has years of experience in game hosting and have perfected how to manage and operate these servers effectively. Making a 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. Managing your server is easy with our web-based control panel, allowing you to control your settings, start new worlds, install mods and more! Playing ARK multiplayer without a dedicated server means you have to rely on someone setting up the game world every time you want to play. With a dedicated ARK server from Apex Hosting, anyone can join your world whenever they want.
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After playing through a vanilla ARK: Survival Evolved server, you may eventually decide to...
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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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.