I picked up an NVMe SSD (I/O is what holds back rust servers) VPS with dedicated Xeon cores and DDOS protection out of Los Angeles and put up a 300 player rust server on it. It has all of my premium mods on it plus all the others everyone likes. I won't be pursuing a pay to win model, so feel free to come play and enjoy all of the premium features of rust modding at no cost
126.96.36.199:28015 - Click here to connect to server - You can also filter "Rusty Nutz" under modded.
I'll be running a four day wipe cycle on it, but not initially. It's a 5X server.
Additionally, for anyone unaware, rust is not the game it once was - it's worth another look if you passed it over. As an example, boats and electricity were recently added, plus a slew of new weapons such as a compound bow.