To configure your ARK: Survival Evolved Server, there are three main places:

GameUserSettings.ini File - This is for setting the main server settings.
Game.ini File - This for setting advanced server settings
Command Line Manager - This is for setting the map, mods and other settings.

A few other places:

AllowedCheaterSteamIDs.txt - This is for setting admins.
PlayersJoinNoCheckList.txt - This is for setting up a whitelist.

For all of these files you can use either the Configuration Editor or edit directly using FTP of the text editor. If however you decide you prefer to edit the file directly, you must continue to do this, as saving in the configuration editor later will override your manual edits.

Before making any changes, you should stop the server first.

To find files 1,2,4 and 5.

Login to the control panel with the details emailed to you.

Click the Game Services button, if necessary, select then select the game server you want to edit from the list shown.

Click the Configuration Files button

Click on "Configuration Editor" for the relevant configuration file you require.

You can then set the settings you wish using the check boxes, sliders and other easy add setting options.

Once configured to your requirements, save, and start the server back up again.

For the Command Line Manager

Login to the control panel with the details emailed to you.

Click the Game Services button, if necessary, select then select the game server you want to edit from the list shown.

Click on the Command Line Manager button

Click on the "New" Button

Lots of settings will show up here. Before you set them, first set a description at the top, it should be a short word or 2 with no special characters such as "rag server"

Click Save at the bottom, then click the Select button next to the newly created command line. You must click the select button, or the command line will not be activated! It will change bold to confirm its now active!

Now its selected, click edit again and set the setting you wish, we have an other article on mods here.
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