Ark server

Dear forum members,
for some time now we have been creating and maintaining new ways to help game server admins with questions and problems as quickly as possible, e.g. our Guides section and the Nitrado Community Discord.

Therefore, we inform you that the Nitrado Forum will be closed on March 31, 2023. We are consolidating our community support to our Discord channel, which is faster and more efficient. We have also seen incredible growth in our community due to the hard work of our moderators and our bots. We are confident that this move will ensure that we provide the best support possible for our users.

Thank you to all members for your continued use of the forum!

Assistance with all questions concerning your Nitrado service can now be found in these spots:
Community Discord:
Guides section:
Support Wizard:
  • I just can’t find it on my console at all just need to know where to look ? I’ve got ark installed, just can’t find the server name/ID for me and my friends to play on

  • Ok... well on the console it should be under the "Unofficial PC Sessions" located at a tab on the bottom. Also, make sure you check the "show password protected" option too if you put a password on it.

    Then it should show up under whatever you named it. If its not there yet, note that it can take 30 minutes to finish the complete install of the server (not knowing how long ago you got it) and also it can take as much as 5 mins after starting the server (though not usually). Other than that put the server name or partial in the search box on the page and keep refreshing and see if it pops up.

  • in the server settings you pick your own name. You need to set it up after purchase... its under your server settings "general" there will be options to choose the map you want and to name it whatever you want it to be.

    On the main Nitrado page, log in.

    Select your login name in upper right...

    select "My Services" and your game server will be there...

    Select the setting icon (looks like gears on far right of the server)

    Then select the "General" settings under the settings section on the left. and there you go!!

    Your server is probably there... you just dont know the default name lol.

    P.S. only choose a map that you have the ability to play on!!! any expansions you dont own you wont be able to log into.

  • No worries lol I did the same thing really. once you see your server there and are good to go... the settings tab will let you set it up the way you want... you can do 10x xp lol 30X gathering.. etc etc. It works well.. I like increasing the maturity speed to about a 4... that makes it a little more fun but without "instant" raisings.

    have fun!!