Ordering a SoYouStart dedicated server
Ordering a server with dedicated server provider SoYouStart is very easy and takes only a few minutes.
Pick your server
To keep things easy, here are 2 links. Both go to the same page, but display different currencies:
- Euro: https://www.soyoustart.com/ie/game-servers/
- Dollar: https://www.soyoustart.com/us/game-servers/
We will use the Euro website in our examples.
Choose a size
There are 3 different sizes: GAME-1, GAME-2 and GAME-3. The main difference between these servers is the RAM (memory in the server). Game servers like ARK use quite a lot of memory. If you're looking to host multiple game servers on your dedicated SoYouStart server, we recommend going with 32GB minimum (GAME-2 & GAME-3).
Depending on the number of mods installed and memory consumption generally you can host:
- 2 - 4 ARK servers on GAME-1
- 4 - 8 ARK servers on GAME-2
- 8 - 14 ARK servers on GAME-3
Choose a region
Based on your location, or the location of your players, we recommend to go with the datacenter that is closest to your location. SoYouStart has 2 datacenters: France (Europe) and Canada (North America).
If you're not sure what size works best for you, we generally recommend going for GAME-2.
Order your desired size in the right region
Click on the shopping cart, for your desired server. Pay attention to the region (see screenshot).
Enter customer information & terms
After continuing to the next page, you will be requested to pay for the server. You can pay via:
- Visa / Mastercard
After your payment is received, your server will be prepared. This usually takes about 10 - 20 minutes.
Continue to the next guide, on how to Prepare your SoYouStart server to connect