VPS FAQ and Tutorials

How to install an ARK server with Debian 8 ?
In this tutorial, we are going to see how to install an ARK server with Debian 8 (64Bits).

You should have a VPS GAME Server with at least 8Gb RAM, the server use more than 4Gb RAM without any player.


Execute this command to install all required dependancies :

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install mailutils postfix curl wget file gzip bzip2 bsdmainutils python util-linux tmux lib32gcc1 libstdc++6 libstdc++6:i386


Execute this command to create an user :

adduser arkserver

Choose your password and skip details with your Enter key.

Connect as arkserver :

su - arkserver

Now, download server script :

wget https://gameservermanagers.com/dl/arkserver

Make it executable :

chmod +x arkserver

Launch the install (It can take a few minutes):

./arkserver install


Basic Commands

Commands list :

Start server :
./arkserver start

Stop server :
./arkserver stop

Restart server :
./arkserver restart

Console (Use Ctrl+B then D to exit, Ctrl+C stop the server):
./arkserver console


Update (if needed) :
./arkserver update

Force Update :
./arkserver force-update

Verify server files :
./arkserver validate


Get server informations :
./arkserver details

Debug mode :
./arkserver debug


Create a server backup (gzip) :
./arkserver backup

Script from : gameservermanagers.