Questions tagged [hosting]

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L4D2: Listen (local) server vs Dedicated server

So I've been trying for more than two weeks to run a L4D2 Dedicated Server. However, no one but me can connect to it. I did port forwarding, enabled DMZ and allowed from port 26900 to 27050 on my ...
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Hosting a Linux Dedicated Server for "The Ship"

I cannot get a dedicated server for The Ship (AppID 2403) to run on a linux box using steamcmd. I have followed this guide. The steps listed complete successfully. Then, I run ./srcds_run -game ship ...
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Hosting Minecraft server though VPN - "Permission denied: no further information"

I am trying to host a Minecraft server using a VPN. I live in residence, so I am not able to port forward through my modem settings, I am trying to use the VPN "Private Internet Access" (PIA)...
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Can I host a game server behind a VPN?

I'm considering getting a VPN for my PC to keep my data encrypted. I have tried doing this before but had no choice but the switch back because people could not connect to my game servers (Such as ...
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How can I set up an AssaultCube server?

Everything I find when Googling it references a file called "bin_unix". A search of my system indicates I don't have it. Is there any other way to set a server for AssaultCube? BTW, I'm running ...
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ARK dedicated server without internet?

Is it possible on the same PC to host a server through ARK Server Manager, and play on that server without internet access? Without internet, the server will not show up in ARK’s server browser, even ...
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Connection Lost to Host upon attempting to join Dedicated Server hosted in Azure

I setup (or I am trying to setup) a dedicated server for Satisfactory. It is running on an Azure hosted Windows 10 virtual machine. I downloaded the dedicated server using SteamCMD and followed the ...
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Is Minecraft Bedrock Edition backwards compatible with minor versions?

For example, a client with version 1.17.1 tries to join a server running version 1.17.0 - does this work? What about the other way around?
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Minecraft server 25565 Refusing connection

Here are the server properties: #Minecraft server properties #Mon Jan 11 19:37:17 UTC 2021 generator-settings=biomesoplenty op-permission-level=4 allow-nether=true level-name=world enable-query=false ...
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Can't connect to my own minecraft server [duplicate]

for more context it's a 1.12.2 modded forge server running on my own pc, other people are able to join but when I try to connect it returns the error "io.netty.channel.abstractchannel$...
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How can a Minecraft server be restarted daily and gracefully on an Ubuntu server?

I've got a (modded) Minecraft server running in a tmux session on an Ubuntu 18.04 server. What might be a good way to get it to shut down gracefully and then relaunch daily at, say, 05:00 in the ...
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Minecraft Server Security [closed]

My son has a huge nostalgic side to him and he wants to host an old version of a Minecraft server. What would be the oldest version of Minecraft server that I can securely run on a Linux box? I am ...
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Garry's Mod Private TTT Server cannot connect to MariaDB

Trying to get a private Garry's Mod TTT server started to test things using publicly released code (moat.gg GitHub). Got the database setup using MariaDB and am met with errors when launching the ...
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How to make our own public dedicated server in Don't Starve Together which will run 24/7?

I always seen in Don't Starve Together (Online version) there is one or two world that have a dedicated server. In dont starve together game, you have to make your own "world" in-game or i would say a ...
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The addons on my Garry's Mod server

When I create a server by SteamCMD, should I see my addons I subscribed? just like when I play an offline server? or my addons aren't active in the dedicated server?
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How to automatically update a Team Fortress 2 server with SteamCMD?

I have a Windows server running Team Fortress 2 (TF2) with SteamCMD and I would like to enable auto-updates. For the moment, I have to do it manually with SteamCMD using the app_update command but ...
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Why won't port forwarding work for Rust server hosting on an ASUS router?

I matched the port in the server's batch file with the port in the router and it still won't host publically. My IPv4 matches the one shown in the command prompt. It is not a problem with the actual ...
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How do I install a mod pack on my server?

I want to install my custom mod pack that I made on Curse Forge on my own server. I host the server on my own PC and I gave the server 10 GB of RAM. It's a Forge server, and it's set up correctly I ...
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Can I run my Minecraft server while being away from my home connection?

Over the holidays I created a Minecraft server that I have been running off my desktop. However, I have gone back to school and took it with me. I want to find some way in which I could run it so I ...
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How do I set up tmod loader server?

I think it might just be in game host and play but I'm fairly sure that I have to have this whole long process of setting up a server through some router, do I just try and find some multiplayer mod ...
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How to I give someone specific permissions on my Minecraft server?

I have tried everything I have thought of to give myself and other people permissions. To make someone be able to warp or get a kit, I have to op them! Is there another way to give people specific ...
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How can I setup a dedicated LAN server with no Internet connection?

A bit of background and equipment being used: several laptops (all the same type); a Router; ethernet cables and wifi; no Internet. What I have managed so far with the same setup: Unreal 2004 - ...
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Use second server to serve data to players

So I have a physical machine in my house which I am hosting a minecraft server on. I also have multiple lower powered vps machines that have very high bandwidth. Is it possible to connect the server ...
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How do I set up a Terraria multiplayer server?

I am trying to set up a Terraria server that my friend and I can play on. We are both playing the Steam version. I believe I have it running, but when I send them an invite through Steam, it doesn't ...
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io.netty.channel.abstractchannel$annotatedconnectexception on Linux Minecraft Server [duplicate]

There are numerous threads on this same issue, which I know because I've read a lot of them, but nothing's worked so far. I had a Debian modded Minecraft server that ran fine apart from a horrendous ...
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Why is my Minecraft server sending so many packets?

Overview We've been playing together with friends on a server I host for a week or so now, since I'm running the server 24-0 people started noticing that whenever I connect to it, they'll instantly ...
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My friend has a Terraria server running and Rust open at the same time, how can I join their Terraria server?

Title. The steam GUI when I right click on them only shows Rust options, nothing for Terraria. The Terraria server works and I was in it, left for a second, and now I can't join back, due to them ...
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How much does a minecraft bedrocks server affect internet speed?

I share a internet router with my neighbors and they run a minecraft : bedrock edition server that is on all the time even when they're not at online. I assume they run it on a raspberry PI or a ...
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Minecraft server will not work even with ports open everywhere. Why is that?

My Minecraft server is crashing instantly due to failing to bind a port when I put my Public IP in tp the server.properties file, yet when I make it blank and default to my PC's IP, nobody else can ...
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TF2 Private Server won't work with friends

So I was looking at a tutorial on how to play with friends in a private server but and my friends are still unable to join. How do I let my friends join my private server?
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Rooted Mobile Phone connected to a Wifi, it's usb tethered to a PC, how can i host a public minecraft java server in this PC? is it even possible?

In my wifi router, the phone's internal IP is 192.168.0.152. I am hosting through port 6666 so i port-forwarded port 6666 to the host 192.168.0.152 in my wifi router. In my phone, connected with adb ...
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Is it possible to play Minecraft Java edition with someone from a different area on a private server? [duplicate]

I'm trying to invite an online friend of mine to my private server, and they couldn't join while they're screen says "Unknown Host". Does it have to do with distance or am I doing something ...
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How do I transfer a minecraft server backup to another server?

So a few friends and I made a server and my birthday is coming up where I will get a paid server instead of a free one from freemcserver.net. How do I transfer the world to the new server? The server ...
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I was attempting to run a minecraft server on 1.8.9 on my raspberry pi. I followed a tutorial and when I attempted to run it is gave this message

Does anyone have any idea what is causing this and how to fix it? I am not familiar with Linux and would like some help/
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Terraria server crashes when I run it as a service

I'm running Terraria as a systemd service, with a service file like the following: [Unit] Description=server daemon for terraria [Service] User=terraria Type=exec RestartSec=10s ExecStart=/opt/...
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My friends can't connect to my Minecraft Server

People can't connect to my server minecraft over internet (just lan). I installed the server and disabled the firewall. I think the problem is the port 25565 (which I already opened). I have been read ...
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Users can connect to Minecraft server but time out during terrain download

I am trying to run a private Minecraft server for a bunch of friends and am using the dedicated server .jar file and running it through a .bat file with the following arguments: java -Xmx3072M -...
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I can't get my server start on Minecraft 1.16.5 Fabric [closed]

I'm trying to start my fresh server on Fabric 1.16.5 but it's just crashing... can someone tell me how to fix it? [12:01:50] [main/WARN]: Ambiguity between arguments [teleport, location] and [...
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Unable to connect locally to GMOD SRCDS, Others can connect though

I made a dedicated server for gmod, (You can actually join it to test, its "FinnWorld") Others can connect to it, its forwarded, np with the firewall, the ip is correct, but what is wrong? ...
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I'm switching sever hosts in minecraft but dont want to lose the progress from my current server, is it possible to move my world?

The site I use to run my current server doesn't allow me to use mods, so I planned on switching to a new site like Apex Hosting, but I don't want to lose my server and have to start over. Would it be ...
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How do I make regions like eu,us and india which lead to the same papermc server?

As I said, I can't seem to find a solution to make multiple gateways (I'm not sure what its called) leading to the same server or the same world. A friend of mine made a a papermc server and made ...
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People outside my local network cant connect to my server, even after port forwarding

I have added the port to my router. And added port 25565 to my firewall, and contacted my ISP, i added 192.168.0..169 as a static ip for my pc where the minecraft server is hosted. When someone trys ...
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Can't admin my server in Garry's Mod

I created my server by SteamCMD and install the ULX, but when I entered my server by clicking Local Network and join my server and open ULX menu it shows the options that like i'm not the admin! can't ...
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Minecraft server hosting not working on MacOS Big Sur

I set up a Minecraft server on my Mac (macOS Big Sur 11.1) using Mojang's provided server jar file (https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/download/server). It worked when I joined from the LAN with the IP ...
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unfortunate issue when transferring Minecraft worlds

I have Server.jar 1.16.4 Minecraft server software set up and ready to go, and I want to transfer a world and all contents from the Minecraft world directory to the server.jar world directory. This ...
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I can't place blocks in modded minecraft server

I don't know why it is, but I can't place blocks or go to new dimensions in my forge server. I really can't figure out why and need help. I know some people say it might be because my server isn't ...
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Cannot externally connect to minecraft server

I am trying to set up a dedicated minecraft server that I would like to be open to the internet. I am able to connect and play just fine via localhost, however once I try to connect via my computer's ...
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How do you move one server to another server?

Is there a way you can move a server to another server? This includes all the progress, the loot you have, etc., because we started in a free server as a joke but now it is pretty big and it's lagging ...
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Cannot connect to Steam LAN server

I first documented my issues here: https://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/0/1741103267317324804/ I have five total computers in my house: My desktop My wife's desktop My gaming laptop My ...
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Help with Minecraft LAN Server on Mac?

My sister got Minecraft yesterday and we're unable to join each others' LAN servers. We're on the same Wi-Fi router, neither of us have firewalls blocking Java and have updated to the most recent ...