Core Keeper is a Steam-chart-topper Sandbox adventure game that got a half a million downloads within the first two weeks on its early access. A stable connection makes the difference between a fun experience and a headache when you’re traversing the Core.

Our mission at Hostari is to make it as easy as possible for Linux Core Keepers players to set up an affordable, easy-to-use dedicated server.

In this article, we explain how to create your own dedicated server on Linux. We’ll also share some of the most important things to look out for when it comes to choosing a hosting service.

What is a Dedicated Core Keeper Server?

A Core Keeper dedicated server functions like any other dedicated game server. It lets you play the game online with friends. A dedicated server really lets you get the most out of Core Keeper's vast sandbox.

A dedicated server also allows you to play the game without the worry that you have the game running in the background, which consumes computer power and resources.

How To Set Up Your Own Dedicated Core Keeper Server on Linux

  1. Install SteamCMD by entering the following into a terminal window:
    sudo add-apt-repository multiverse
    sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install lib32gcc-s1 steamcmd
  1. Install the Core Keeper Dedicated Server for Linux by entering the following:
    steamcmd +login anonymous +app_update 1963720 +quit
  1. Navigate to “/home/<user>/.config/unity3d/Pugstorm/Core Keeper” and launch your server with the installed “” file. Here, you can also edit parameters for your server in “ServerConfig.json”.

You and your friends can go ahead and join your server by entering your Game ID into the “Join Server” section on the main menu.

How to Choose The Best Hosting Solution For You

Choosing the right Core Keeper server host for your Linux computer can make all the difference between a good and a bad gaming experience.

Here’s how to find the right provider for you.


The performance of different providers varies depending on the hardware and location.

The performance of a server that is further away is usually lower than one that is closer to you. It will also generally perform better if the service has more hardware power (RAM, CPU, etc.).

Hostari's high-performance servers provide superior connectivity with exceptional ping across all of the USA & Canada, meaning that attacking enemies you encounter will be ultra-responsive. We also have servers with 128GB RAM and i9 9900K processors, which ensure a smooth and responsive experience to traverse the caverns and caves of Core Keeper.

Playing whenever it is convenient for you and your friends should also be possible. A competent provider will have excellent uptime, which means your friends can play on the server when you’re not around.

User Experience

Hosting providers are elevated by easy-to-use interfaces and exceptional support. If you have any problems, a good customer support team can assist you and make sure your server runs as smoothly as possible.

Furthermore, with an easy-to-use control panel, you can spend more time playing instead of setting up the server.

Hostari offers excellent 24/7 support, so you can ask for help whenever you need it. Moreover, Hostari's control panel simplifies the process, requiring no command line experience.


A hosting provider needs to offer good value for money. You should always feel comfortable and happy paying for a Core Keeper server, and make certain that there are no hidden fees or small print.

The best way to ensure your plans are flexible and tailored to fit your needs is to find a provider like Hostari that allows you to pay monthly without committing long-term.

With Hostari, you can try our service for free for 24 hours. Afterwards, if we're a good match, you can switch to one of our services. Up until then, there are no fees, no card needed, and even your friends can participate!

What are you waiting for? Try Hostari now and see if it's right for you.

How To Set Up Your Own Dedicated Core Keeper Server

You can rent a Core Keeper dedicated server quickly and easily.  

Here's how it works

  1. Go to our Core Keeper dedicated server hosting page.
  2. Pick a plan that’s right for you and sign up.
  3. Follow the server wizard to set up your server.
  4. In the Core Keeper main menu, click “Join game”.
  5. Copy your Game ID from our control panel and paste it into the text box.
  6. Press enter, and you’re in!

It's as easy as that! Avoid the tedious process of setting up your own server with Hostari. Whether you are a single player or multiplayer, you will surely enjoy exploring the underground environment of Core Keeper's caves and ruins with the most reliable server provider.