I'd like to completely shut down my ARK server (and stop paying for it) for a few months as people are taking a break from the game. However, when we all return, I'd like to come back to the map/progress we had before. Am I able to do this by making a backup and then downloading that file, so I can upload it later when I open a 'new' server and start paying again? I can't see anywhere I would upload a manually downloaded backup file.
Or, do I have to go through all the steps listed on the SFTP page like downloading FileZilla, accessing the server files through there, and making a copy of all those files to store on my harddrive (and then copy them back into the remote server when I start a new server)?