You can host a dedicated server for Hurtworld or rent one from a game server provider that can host one for you. You can run the server normally, or in headless mode (without graphics).
To configure a Hurtworld Server, you must download steamcmd.exe. Once you have SteamCMD on your computer, we recommend setting up a batch file to update HurtWorld. To do this, type the following:
steamcmd.exe +force_install_dir C:\servers\hurtworld +login anonymous +app_update 405100 validate +quit
You need to run this command from where you have steamcmd.exe located. This will download all the install files to c:\servers\hurtworld. You can change this directory to wherever you like.
To run the server, type the following: Hurtworld.exe -batchmode -nographics -exec "host 12871;queryport 12881;servername My New Server;addadmin <My Steam ID>" -logfile "gamelog.txt"
- Hurtworld.exe is run from the c:\servers\hurtworld folder
- -nographics runs the server headless, so uses less resources
- -exec executes a bunch of commands. In this instance, it sets the host port, query port, server name and adds an admin
- The admin is a 64bit steamid. You can find yours here.
- The last part -logfile points to where you want the game to log to
Promoting And Tracking
If you are looking to promote your server and/or track it, you can submit it on this service : http://hurtworld-servers.net/