ARK: Survival Evolved Server Hosting Review

ARK: Survival Evolved is a massive survival game popular due to it's fantastic graphics, exciting gameplay and multiplayer functionality. If you want to tame Allosaurs (or dodos) with friends, you'll be needing a server. Today we will review, in our opinion, the best server hosts for ARK: Survival Evolved.

If you wish to order an Ark server with an informed opinion on what to look for, read on.

Our top picks in this review are known for being the best hosting services out there, having great hardware and customer support. The table below outlines each providers services for ARK: Survival Evolved hosting.

Streamline Servers Host Havoc Shockbyte
Pricing From $30/Month From $15/Month From $14.99/Month
Max RAM 32GB 16GB N/A
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The most important things to look for in a host are hardware and customer support.

But what does good server hardware look like?

Server processors such as Intel Xeon or AMD Ryzen are a must when hosting a scalable server. These processors are specifically tailored for running servers in multiple threads - this means more workers doing more work.

RAM is a term thrown all over the place in the world of hosting. At its core, the amount of RAM (Random Access Memory) you have decides how fast your server can process data. The larger the amount of RAM on your ARK: Survival Evolved server, the better. If you plan on hosting a small server with not much going on in terms of cramming dinos into tight spaces or flying a pteranadon army, you will only need somewhere from 6GB of RAM onwards. A large server with lots going on however, will need somewhere from 16-32GB.

Server Storage is another important topic. Fast storage drives such as NVME SSDs are essential to serving data fast - this means getting past that pesky ARK loading screen quicker. Always look for the latest hardware.

Now what does good customer support look like?

At the very least, your host should have 24/7 support. This means at any hour, any day of the week you will be attended to. Server upkeep is crucial and providers know this. If you have an issue, your provider must answer quickly and for these reasons we've picked hosts with top notch customer support.

Host Havoc excels in the community as one of the best ARK: Survival Evolved hosts.

Of all the servers I have used, this one has the best support. Very quick response and very accurate. The servers run smooth, and are easily accessible. Definetly worth a try if you are looking for a small/medium server.
Zesiar B.

Location is another important factor when hosting a server. If you're located in Australia and your player base is based in the US, it's probably a smart choice to host in the US.

What about streamline servers?

I would highly recommend Streamline Servers. They have fast efficient customer service and are willing to work with you to do what they can to suit your needs. I have been using them for 12 months and I have no complaints at all. Reliable, stable server with good connection speeds.
Aussie SimRacing

At the end of the day, your decision on who to host with comes down to your personal needs in the host. Make sure to read the entire review before making a decision.

Now for our top pick. Whilst we haven't quite hosted an ARK: Survival Evolved server with Host Havoc, they certainly stand out with their exceptional support and high speed servers. You can order a server with them now here, or look back on your options.