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Rust Server: Hosting on home PC or rent a server?
Installing and updating SteamCMD
There are many reasons for wanting to host your own RUST server. Note: Some servers will require you to use a Steam account. Only one Steam user account can be logged in at any time.
Hosting a Rust Server (The Hard Way)
These two servers are both modded. They both have players 60 and 12 respectively. The more players and entities will slowly bring the usage of the server up. SteamCMD is the command line version of the Steam Client — this allows you to install and update Dedicated Server files using batch files.
These values are not fixed and highly depend on the use case and population of the server. The server will check for updates and then validate all files before starting. Your server needs to know how you want the server to run.