Currently we have 2 plans for ARK Survival Evolved server:
- $24/month for 100 slots;
- $26/month for 250 slots.
Some people wonder why do we have $24/month plan with 100 slots as the lowest one.
Here is an explanation why.
Actually even if an ARK server has no active players (or just 1 or 2 players), anyway it consumes really lots of RAM (4Gb-12Gb, 6Gb on average).
Since we don't restrict RAM in any way and since we don't use disk swap (it decreases performance) to limit RAM allocated to each user, we have quite high costs for each server's resources.
We suppose that some other providers could use hard drives and virtual memory (swap partitions). It allows them to make price lower however it affects performance of all game servers hosted on particular machine.
That is why we offer 100 slots plan as the lowest plan. However if you want to limit number of players you can do it in server settings.
Also we don't limit CPU (or decrease its priority) in any way. We use SSD disks and Enterprise-level data center with DDoS protection. These things are also included into the final price.