Rust is a survival game where you collect resources on a server and build bases and tools to protect you from the sources of damage, such as players -one of the main characteristics of Rust- and animals. An online game where you can go solo or ally with other players to guarantee your survival, that’s up to you!

Perhaps you and your team want to raid another clan and steal their resources, or perhaps you want to help other players get started in the game? The decision is yours and you can use your resources as you wish, furthermore, the many plugins available for servers will help you set your own style of playing.

Rust Server Hosting

While Rust players’ main preoccupation would be just limited to in-game matters like finding resources, building a strong base that can withstand attacks, or allying with trustworthy players; Server owners have to actually worry about the more complex matters of a server, such as the quality of the service or the security provided, mainly against Cyberattacks.

Cyberattacks can be done in different ways and are mostly oriented to causing disruption in a server’s functionality, for example, through social engineering by guessing a non-secure password -which can be avoided by following security criteria and enabling 2-FA-, and the most common of them, through DDoS attacks, a topic we’ll be specifically covering in this blog.

How do DDoS attacks work?

DDoS attacks, also known as distributed denial-of-service, is a form of cyberattack that interrupts a server’s functionality (either partially or fully) by flooding it with thousands of requests and/or unwanted traffic. These attacks can consist of hundreds of thousands of previously malware-infected PCs all around the world unknowingly to their owners, also known as a ‘botnet’ managed by a hacker.

This can result in problems such as:

  • Delay in server responses
  • Increased resource usage
  • Sudden shutdowns
  • Players getting kicked out of the server

In a world where the Internet has become such an essential tool, it is no wonder these attacks are more frequent and can result in heavy losses for unprotected servers

So, how can I protect my Rust Server from DDoS attacks?

Fortunately, Iceline Hosting works with the Iceline Shield technology, which is an innovative DDoS protection service that utilizes a range of different mitigation providers and techniques to ensure that your server remains online. Our DDoS protection has the following characteristics.

  • Protection against all types of DDoS attacks. (TCP, UDP, DNS, IP fragmentation and ICMP attacks.)
  • Stateful mitigation with over 6.5 Tbps capacity (Which works great against high attacks)
  • Protection against common layer 3/4/7 attacks

All our services are protected against DDoS attacks. You can start today your journey in Rust and don’t worry about DDoS attacks anymore by purchasing a server with us! just follow these steps

Buying a Rust Server

  • Select the plan most according to your needs, don’t worry, you can upgrade each aspect of the server later if required:
  • You will be transferred to the Shopping cart, click on checkout
(as of July 2023, we have an ongoing promotion for a 50% discount on the first month of any game server)
  • You’ll need to enter your details and register, or if you already have an account you can just log in, then scroll down to proceed with the payment
  • All done! you will get your game panel login credentials once the invoice has been paid and you’ll be able to access it through

As stated before, all our services come with DDoS protection so if you would rather set up a server manually and have more control over your resources then one of our Game VPS might be the best solution for you! and check our Rust Server Setup guide on a VPS here

What’s the game panel?

The game panel will be your tool to manage all of your game servers, here you can monitor your resource usage, make changes to the server, use the files manager to access your files, and for some Games such as Rust, install plugins and mods with 1-click install.

How to connect to your Rust Server

To find your server on the server list, make sure you’ve set a server name under the Startup tab of the game panel. You can set this to anything of your choice but keep it original so you don’t have any trouble finding the server later on

Once this is done, just open Rust and click on Play Game to display the server browser, then use the “Search Servers” option to locate your server with the name previously given

My server is not appearing on the server list, what can I do?

Sometimes Rust will prioritize servers with players on it and new servers may take a while to appear on the list, what you can do in the meantime is to connect manually to the server with your server IP, which is located down to the Server name in the game panel

  • Click on the IP and it will get copied to your clipboard
  • Open Rust and press F1 to display the console
  • Type client.connect yourserverip
  • You’ll be connecting to the server now

And with that, we’ve reached the end of the blog! We have a few other articles that will help you get started with some of the most popular Rust plugins and basic configuration for your server, just head to our knowledge base here

If you have any questions feel free to contact us through our Livechat during business hours, and if you experience any technical issues please open a ticket, we’ll be more than happy to help.