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Last pushed: a year ago
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A container for running an Ark : Survival Evolved server.
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This is docker container running an ARK Survival Evolved server (

Tested on Linux (Ubuntu 14.04) and Synology DSM 5.2-5644


  • Easy install
  • Easy to use
  • Automatic backup before server update
  • Work well with synology



  • run docker pull fabienfoerster/ark-server
  • create a folder to store the server files with enough space (i.e. /data/ark/)
  • run docker run -d -e ARK_SERVER_NAME=serverName -e ARK_SERVER_PASSWORD=password -e ARK_SERVER_ADMIN_PASSWORD=adminPassword -e ARK_SERVER_PORT=serverPort -e ARK_SERVER_QUERYPORT=serverQueryport -e ARK_MAX_PLAYER=10 -v /data/ark:/server/ark -p 7778:7778/udp -p 27015:27015/udp fabienfoerster/ark-server


  • Server settings should be described in a GameUserSettings.ini but Synology DSM do not seem to aknowledge this file. It doesn't acknowledge some properties in the file.
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Comments (2)
a year ago

And how to update the installed server?!?

i always need to reinstall it! :(

what about mods?

a year ago

Hi, i used a Synology DS1515+ (16GB RAM) with HDDs and SSD for docker!
Can you help me with one thing? How to update a installed server? The Server works (with some help form the german Synology forum)! But i must allways new install the server for a update! I never use Docker on a other plattform! Only on DSM 5.2, now on DSM 6.0-7321 Update 7. I hope you can help me!