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- Step 1 (alternate method): Locating Game Server Files on Hard Drive. You can host ARK directly from your Steam common folder. To locate your common folder: Right-click ARK: Survival Evolved from Steam, select Properties; Click Local Files tab; Click 'Browse Local Files button; Step 2: Setting up an ARK: Survival Evolved Dedicated Server
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You can host a server yourself completely free of charge, you don't even have to own the game. You can either download steamcmd and download the files and create a set of .bat files manually to update and start the server or you can download the Ark server manager tool.