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    Rust server hosting is typically sold in larger slot packages. The typical Rust starter set containing 50 slots. This is generally done as the game isn't much fun on a smaller server as to keep the atmosphere fast moving. Rust is only available as multi-player, so the importance of having a server to play on is massive.

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    Rust is a survival game where you enter the world bare naked and make sure that you survive. You have to acquire items and resources then craft unique tools that will help you survive.

    The Rust game world is huge and each server has its own randomly generated one, so you never get the same experience. With Rust you will always have the opportunity to experience some extraordinary game play opportunities. At the same time you will have a lot of fun as you try to create a large settlements with your friends.

    The game is well known for its epic raiding parties that take place with a mass of players swarming a base all at once. This panicked situation adds a real sense of excitement to the game. People go blowing panels and roofs from buildings gaining you entry and access to loot. Although devastating to the other teams supplies, the fun ensued is astronomical with some obvious very sore losers.

    Rust Server Hosting History

    The hosting for the game Rust isn’t as expensive as games similar to it. The reason it can get expensive is when you start renting a server with a large slot count. Having a large slot count allows you to have a lot of players connected at one time but on a new server it isn’t important.

    A lot of companies currently offer Rust hosting packages thanks to 2 main reasons. The stable dedicated server files make it an easy game to sell as it works well with other games on a machine. Another positive point for Rust is that it comes pre-installed on TCAdmin. TCAdmin is the control panel of choice for game hosting companies. Working out how to make a game server auto setup and then lining up a control panel for a game is hard work. Having TCAdmin do this with a few clicks reduces time needed for setup and thus reduces costs.

    Because of the ease of being able to provide hosting for this game by new companies you have to be careful. Even though a company can get your server up and running doesn’t mean they can maintain it. Be sure to check reviews of companies before renting a server with them to be sure they know what they are doing.

    Best & Cheapest

    If you are here reading this page im 99% sure you are looking for Rust server hosting. You are most likely researching which provider to choose and have came across a lot of them. We get approached every day by one or two new game hosting companies who want to join our site. We know first hand how many companies come and go from the scene so we know how important the price list on this page is.

    Best Rust Server Hosting

    survival serversA good way to define a good game hosting company is to look at the reputation they have paired with what they offer. It’s no good having a company that offer lots of bells and whistles but can’t provide the base service.

    This is where Survival Servers come in, they have been around for years and have great feedback. They race ahead of the other companies in technical knowledge in the industry. They have even built their own custom control panel and worked on world famous mods for games.

    If you check their reviews and look at the features they offer on their price page, they know what they are doing. With round the clock support from game server technicians issues are solved fast.

    Cheapest Rust Server Hosting

    At the top of the price list chart is our “best” provider as well as Streamline ServersSteamline Servers have really upped their game over the last few years. They have expanded the number of games that they cater for and also their platform. The reviews we are getting from their customers are reassuring us that they are doing well. They are expanding and providing a high quality service at the same time, ticking boxes for us.

    Server Features

    When shopping for a Rust server there are a few important factors to check. Make sure that the company that you are going with support these if you need them.

    Oxide & Mod Support

    Much like Minecraft and other craft and survive games, mod support is important. The best and most popular mod pack around for Rust is Oxide. A hosting company that provides support for Oxide is a good sign they are aware of the games audience. Oxide installation is simple as long as you have FTP access and are allowed to change files on your Rust server.

    Once you have Oxide installed you can manage mods and alter the way the game works.

    Experience with Hosting Rust

    Although not a feature in itself, experience hosting Rust is a huge factor to check. If the company is new to providing game hosting or is new to Rust then you may run into issues. Having an experience company that knows how to solve problems with the game quickly helps a lot. Waiting around for a solution to your problem can mean that your server is sat doing nothing while you pay for it. Check the age of the company that you are interested in just below their logo on the price list.

    Facepunch Studios

    Facepunch Studios are responsible for the massively popular Rust as well as Garry’s ModIts apparent from the 2 games that the company have built that they have a preference for sandbox titles. They do appear however to have some smaller side projects in the work. Judging by their website the side projects look nothing like the 2 just mentioned in style or size.

    The company is based in Walsall, England and is headed up by Garry Newman. Newman become a big name in the gaming world after his success in developing Garry’s Mod.

    Rust on Consoles

    Though not currently available on console, there are rumours that it may be coming. According to the official forum on Facepunch Studios, a console port is planned. The official road-map that outlines the plans for the game describes a port at some point. As the game is still in Early Access and still deemed as unfinished it may be a while off.

    Feedback on Rust

    Rust continues to enjoy a great level of feedback with the general view being positive. According to the official Rust page on Steam the current feedback is “mostly positive”.

    The few scattered negative reviews tend to be pointing at how the game attracts “griefers”. These kind of players enjoy ruining other peoples fun by destroying their work. This is a shame as this isn’t really the fault of the game. Renting a private Rust server can reduce this by allowing you to control the players that join your game. You can set the rules and only allow people who enjoy gaming like you to connect.

    Sales & Player Stats

    Sat at a current 6.6 million copies sold through Steam according to SteamSpy the game has proved popular as it continues to be developed. Once the game leaves Early Access it should see a flurry of sales. A lot of people have problems with the EA scheme as they feel it can be a con.

    Looking at the current charts on SteamCharts, it seems that around 40k play Rust at any one time. The game tends to peak at 50k during the peak times when the US market launch the game.

    Similar Games

    Craft and survive games like Rust aren’t hard to find. It seems that plenty of them are being released every month after Minecraft’s success. Developers can take a ready made engine like Unreal and then add some simple rules and graphics. They then have a game that they can release and grab some easy sales.


    hurtworld server hostingTaking pride in the fact that is the king of survival games, Hurtworld is said to be the ultimate test. You have to not only overcome the weather but also other threats and players. Much like Rust, the game has farming and resource collection. It also has a build system so that you can construct shelters and claim areas to avoid trashing of your work. You can also spend a lot of time exploring the vast lands on this game that are randomly generated.

    Ark: Survival Evolved

    ark survival evolved server hostingThe king of all round survival games with crafting, Ark has an audience similar in size to Rust. Many players switch between the two titles with them acting as a sort of filter, some people prefer Ark to Rust. Ark benefits from having a lot of the same features as Rust but benefits from the wildlife aspect. In Ark you can hunt or tame wild dinosaurs to help you rise to the top.

    Ark does also have a vast network of people creating mods and new features for the game.


    Minecraft server hostingEverybody at some point seems to have played Minecraft. The game has the ability to appeal to almost everyone somehow with how broad it is. If you enjoy the crafting side of Rust and would rather focus on this then maybe Minecraft is the better option.

    Some Minecraft servers are geared up to be like the Rust experience as well. You can install mods and texture packs into Minecraft, readily available online. Rust isn’t as flexible as a platform for customise-ability.

    Timeline of the Game

    • December 2013 originally released onto the Early Access program
    • February 2014 Zombies were removed and replaced with bears and wolves
    • July 2015 Female models were added to the game
    • March 2017 Reached 5 million copies sold
    • June 2017 The game was altered to be more like a First-Person-Shooter

    Rust Server List

    Another great project from the people that brought you CompareGameHosting is the server list site: BestServers. A massive collection of Rust servers with banners. You will also find useful info that makes it a lot quicker and easier to find a great game server to play on. You can see our list of Rust servers here and maybe even add one. The server you have started renting that you found using our useful price comparison list on this page can be added for free.

    Rust DLC & Mods

    Rust DLC & Updates

    Rust Cargo Ship Update 10-17-2018

    The biggest addition to this update is a huge cargo ship that sails across the map every couple of days packed full of awesome loot but guarded by scientists.

    In terms of new equipment added to Rust in this update, you will find a new gun (L96), a new scope (8X) and new gloves (Burlap to provide protection from elements).

    Rust New Items 3-13-2018

    The developers have added a new shotgun and revamped the chainsaw in Rust.

    Rust Update March 2018 2-28-2018

    Bringing some new 3D models for trees to make the scenery look a whole lot more realistic. This update also talks about Rust leaving Early Access and being a full game after the latest news from devblog 197.

    Rust Devblog 190 12-15-2017

    A very festive update from the Rust team that brings with it a new system that allows for barricades to be rebuilt. No more do you have to keep rebuilding barricades after they have been trashed, now you can simply hammer away at them till the health reaches 100%.

    Lots of new skins and festive treats have been added like a stone fireplace to sit in front of. Christmas hats and other clothes have been chucked in to bring annoyance or joy to those you play with, depends if you like Christmas or not!

    Rust Devblog 189 12-3-2017

    This update brought in a much needed change in the way walls are placed in the game. You are now able to have half sized walls, making it easier to make structures that have greater protection for those inside and aid in moving about.

    Power lines are also spawned in at realistic locations with substations popping up where 2 lines cross. Roads are also generated with an algorithm that is smarter to bring the game more realism.

    Annoying health bars on everything is no more a thing, the game only shows health bars if the items health is below 95%.

    Rust Mods


    The king of all modpacks for Rust is Oxide, quite a few games rely on Oxide to handle in-game mods reliably like Reign of Kings does.

    Pretty much all of the game hosting providers we deal with supply some variety of Oxide support. If you ask your provider they will almost certainly agree to let you upload the modpack files and let it take control of your server.

    Once installed, Oxide then gives you access to an easily installable library of mini-mods. Currently their are over 50 visible on the site with more being added every month.


    Another in house designer for Rust to help you release your inner interior designer without the hindrance of raiding parties.

    The reviews for this mod aren’t too great though so some research and caution would be advised.


    If you are the kind of person who loves designing bases but hate the idea of players destroying your work then apart from getting Rust server hosting this mod is perfect for you.

    Theres even a Subreddit with designs that people have shared for you to take a look at.

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