There are many reasons for wanting to host your own RUST server. Note: Some servers will require you to use a Steam account. Only one Steam user account can be logged in at any time. If you wanted to play at the same time, this will conflict.
Hosting a Rust Server (The Hard Way)
Rust Server: Hosting on home PC or rent a server?
Playing Rust with friends can be extremely fun despite the trouble of setting up a personal server. There are multiple ways for players to get their own server in the game. Since its breakout as a popular game on streaming platforms, Rust has witnessed a massive surge in players. While many are perfectly satisfied with spending time on public servers, some want to create their own servers. Although there are multiple ways to do so, the one that players can execute for free requires a little bit of work. Investing in a third-party server-hosting service is a lot easier for players. However, it will require them to shell out a few bucks for the service. Here's a detailed guide to build and host servers for those who do not want to invest in a service.
Rust is best when played with friends, which is why so many players desire to know how to run their own private servers. First and foremost, these are free servers, unlike other dedicated servers that you might have to buy. However, it does take a degree of computer literacy in order to make it work, so make sure to have your very best techy friend on standby. When you have your own server it is easier to learn the game, play around with base designs, and enjoy time with friends before being murdered by hordes of naked players with spears. One thing to keep in mind is that you need to make sure that your computer can handle hosting and playing at the same time, otherwise you might end up with a poor experience.
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. The Rust server can be taxing on your host but maybe not as much as you would think. As a baseline a 3 square km default gen size map freshly generated will run at close to 2 gigabytes of ram. So I would suggest having at least 7 gigs allocated per server. SteamCMD is the command-line console used to install the Steam related files and the mechanism by which the Rust server is installed and updated. Extract the contents of the zip file to the folder you created for steamcmd. Execute the steamcmd.