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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Unable to Join Minecraft Server I Host When Using Domain Name, but can Still Join When Using the IP

Issue/Background I host a Minecraft server from a home machine. Recently I decided to open it up to the public, but to protect my private IP address (and to give the server a static IP) I set up a ...
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How can I make my TF2 server public?

I've looked into this for a while and I have no idea what I'm doing. I tried to port forward but it only let me play on LAN, and all the guides I've looked through said to type sv_lan 0 into 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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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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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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CS GO vote map with custom map list

I'm hosting my own casual server in CS GO by basically just inviting a bunch of friends into my lobby and starting a 'practice with bots' game. Not using sourcemod or any other fancy ways to start a ...
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Java Minecraft Structure Block transfer to a paid server my friend has

i have my Structure Block all ready to go and found the file (took awhile ) and now im trying to figure out how to get the file into a hosted sever my friend has
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How to install Terraria TShock Server on Ubuntu Server?

Recently I decided to install Terraria server on Ubuntu Linux, but didn't find any completed instructions, so I decided to make my own, to help pure Terraria fans like me. This arcticle is relevant on ...
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How to effectively keep a laptop cool while running a server? [closed]

I just hosted a home Minecraft server on a spare laptop, and I'd like the server to be up 24/7. (I join and play from a different computer). I had my friend join the server, then I went for lunch, ...
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Why can't my friend join the Minecraft server? [duplicate]

So I created a network using Hamachi, my friend joined, copied my IP from Hamachi, pasted it in direct connect, and I told him the port. He didn't write anything wrong, every number was correct. Even ...
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Minecraft Invalid session on my own server [duplicate]

i created a minecraft-hosting.pro paid server for forge 1.15.2 and am unable to login to it in multiplayer. it shows that my server is online and I am running forge 1.15.2 on launcher. however i keep ...
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Error message when friends try to join my minecraft server [duplicate]

I made a minecraft server yesterday and my friends had no issue joining. My internet was out this morning and now they get an error saying io.netty.channel.abstractchannel$annotatdsocketexception: ...
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Self-hosted Minecraft server is accessible for some players, but not others?

I've got a Windows 10 PC hardwired into my router with a reserved local IP and port forwarding for port 25565 to that IP as well as UDP ports 25565 and 19132 - 19133. I've set up dynamic DNS since I ...
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Setting up a CS: Source server to be accessible from the internet

I am trying to set up a Counter-Strike: Source server so that I can play online with my friends. The server is simply a Windows 10 Desktop PC. I followed the instructions using steam.cmd, as per here ...
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How can I get a modded minecraft server running smoothly on a personal computer? [closed]

I'm looking to run a modded minecraft server (1.12.2) for myself and a friend to play on. There are quite a few mods we're looking to use, and I'd like to know what I can do to make the server run ...
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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 ...