Questions tagged [hosting]

For general questions about hosting dedicated game servers either online or locally that are not specific to a game itself. If your question is about a specific game's dedicated server software, please use the tag for that game's software instead. Use [networking] for general network & connectivity questions.

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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 ...
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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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I cannot connect to my own Team Fortress 2 server? Why?

Recently, I have been encountering an unusual problem with a testing TF2 server that I'm running on my local system. Namely, my client is completely unable to connect to the server. It does not appear ...
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Can two servers run on the same machine?

I am working on hosting a Minecraft server on one of my home machines. I would like to have two completely separate servers for certain reasons. I have successfully created one vanilla server using ...
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Minecraft Failed To Bind Port

I made a server and used my IPv4 address for the IP. I decided to scratch that server and make a Bukkit server so I can use plugins. I tried to use my IPv4 address which I used for my other server but ...
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“Failed to Bind Port” Minecraft Server

I started a local Minecraft server on my Windows XP computer, but didn't shut it down correctly once finished by using the stop command. Now when it starts up, it says "Failed to bind port 25565. ...
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Is it still possible to host a CSGO lan party without internet access?

I am wanting to host a lan party with friends for CSGO, but the location will have patchy internet access. Following the introduction of GSLTs and the removal of listen servers, is it still possible ...
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Vanilla dedicated server, can I configure a list of bot names

I have a dedicated TF2 server set up for in-office breaks which our department uses to play together. We use tf_bot_quota_mode fill and tf_bot_quota 24` to make sure we have plenty of things to shoot ...
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What recommended upload/download speeds should I have for a Quake 1 server?

I know that this sounds extremely outdated to talk about, but what are some recommended Internet speeds for a Quake 1 server? I've been catering to the lone players looking around on the DarkPlaces ...
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Seting up a minecraft server [duplicate]

I'm trying to setup a minecraft server: server is on ubuntu comp, client on windows comp. 1) On my.public.ip.adress I can't play: java.net.connectException: connection refused: no further information:...
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How do I host a local lobby for a custom map (Arcade mode) in Dota 2, where Valve has enabled dedicated servers?

I keep getting disconnected from some custom maps in Dota 2 where Valve has dedicated servers enabled. One of the map creators said try doing a local server but I have no clue how I can do this in a ...
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Why can't I find the server I just previously played on in gmod?

I recently played on a server on gmod that I really enjoyed, and I cant find it in my history. Can anybody explain why? I dont think the server shut down because I couldn't find it in the legacy ...
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How to Prevent Access to Minecraft Server from non-minecraft Clients?

My son has recently created a Minecraft server in our home using a leftover PC. He is using a whitelist to allow only his friends' legitimate accounts to join the game. However, I have discovered ...
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Garry's Mod Steam Server?

I followed the following instructions for setting up a Garry's Mod server in Linux via the command line; http://wiki.garrysmod.com/page/Hosting_A_Dedicated_Server mkdir ~/Steam cd ~/Steam wget ...
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Multiple Strange Errors when Starting TF2 Dedicated Server

Before I ask this question, note that I am referring to a strange error in the console when starting my server, not a strange kill tracking weapon in Team Fortress 2! When I start my server, I get 2 ...
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Unable to connect to authentication servers on debian vps

I am currently hosting a server on a VPS running debian and when I try to connect to the server my client gets an error saying the authentication servers are down, and the server displays an error ...
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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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MOTD Advertisement for CS:GO Server

I have sprung up a 66TICK CS:GO server via hosting (Provider being Hypanova) and have successfully edited the ...\csgo\motd.txt file to look something like so: //MOTD points to server http://...
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Minecraft is port forwarded properly but can't log in

I have run a Minecraft server for over a year. I had a netgear router on Comcast network. We recently got a 'new' all-in modem/router, one that needed to be configured. http://canyouseeme.com says ...
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Can ping but can't join my friend's server

My friend has a laptop that he runs a server on for just me and him to play on. This server always worked, whether it be modded or vanilla, there were no problems at all. One day it just stopped ...
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What command can I use to stop receiving a defuse kit every round in casual?

My friends and I wanted to play a 5v5 premade and make it look like a competitive match. I got all the commands except for the one that disables a defuse kit being bought automatically after each ...
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Difference between 60-tick servers and 120-tick servers?

I am curious as to the differences between the two. This is about online gaming support in general and not a particular game. Can any one enlighten me as to the pros and cons of the two types in ...
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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, WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG ...
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Unable to connect to friend's LAN server [duplicate]

I am unable to connect to my friend's LAN server, on the Technic launcher mod pack, "Vivacity". When he puts it up, I can't even see it in my server menu. This has also been an issue when trying to ...
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How to start a space engineers server?

Like any multiplayer game, space engineers also offer server platform for multiple-users to connect. Usually in other games we use to get another application to host a server and the application use ...
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Can't get onto my brother's server, and vice versa, across local network in Terraria

I have a similar problem to Shadow Z, in his original question. My problem differs, however, since I have already followed the instructions to set up my MQWest modem for port forwarding. I also do ...
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How to change MineOS Password for Web UI

I have successfully installed MineOS (Minecraft Server Admin Tools). I have it set up so that it automatically launches when I restart the server. I go to my.ip:8080 and the web interface is up and ...
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Minecraft Server not working

I have recently bought the newest Minecraft. That would be Minecraft Windows 10 Edition. Like it and have been attempting to setup a Server. These are the steps I took in an stab to get this up and ...
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My TF2 server cannot connect to the item server

I own a standard SRCDS server and when I (or anybody else) joins, they cannot connect to the item server. I have checked other servers and it definitely works there. Does anyone know why this ...
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What is IP of Blade and Soul Euro server?

Unfortunately, I'm not sure is this question an offtopic or not. At the moment of 3 Closed Beta Test there are a lot of rumors about where actually the Euro server of Blade & Soul is located. ...
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Minecraft Server: Connection refused [duplicate]

and here's my question: My Minecraft Server is running perfectly, I can connect. But, if others try, it says "Can't connect: connection refused: connect". I have a Mac, with 8gb ram, and am using ...
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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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RCON refuses to connect to Vultr Server - Team Fortress 2 server

I made a server for TF2 on a Vultr instance, running Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. Everything went well, except that when I try running the RCON commands, it hits me with this error: Unable to connect to ...
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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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Minecraft Server connection timeout issues from outside

I've set up a minecraft server (Vanilla 1.13.2). The server runs fine for local play within my LAN for a long time now but a particular outside connection just won't work. Please feel free to migrate ...
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CS:GO Server Help; how do I get rid of .ready in my server so I can start the server without 10 people

Ok so with my new server I'm having issues starting it. I want to be able to start the match without having 10 people in the lobby. The server config that I am using is Pug-set-up. I will also be very ...
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How do I start a Terraria server on Ubuntu 12.04?

I installed Mono on my Ubuntu 12.04 server with the following commands: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF echo "deb http:/...
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Is it possible to host Magicka in a LAN without steam?

I want to play Magicka in a LAN without steam, is it possible? I am hosting the game in one pc, but the other simply cannot see the game, or connect directly with the ip address. According to the ...
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Far Cry: Primal communicating with servers when starting up?

Why does Far Cry: Primal communicate with Ubisoft servers when you start the game. The only thing that it claims to be doing is getting game configuration information, which the game should be able ...
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How do I send a custom map to somebody?

I want to share my custom map with TBNRfrags, but I'm not sure how to do it. Does it take a special plug-in, or site? It would be great if there where a world ID, or something, that I could just give ...
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How to enable spectator mode in a remote “nohup running” server?

We have a mono minecraft server running with the nohup command on Linux, we are using putty to execute commands on the server, but the only way that I could figure out is to kill the Minecraft server ...
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When I die minecraft unloads all the chunks

I have a minecraft server running on a dedicated server and when I log in everything is normal, but when I die, the world unloads around me... Everything I can see just unloads. I can't think of a ...
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I'm playing minecraft and I seem to lag out of the server every couple minutes

I haven't played minecraft in a couple months, a couple days ago my friends wanted to play so I joined their private server and I've been having this problem. Its not just on their server, it does ...
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Gamemode addon implementing in server

I've installed some gamemodes from the workshop but I have no idea how to get this in my server. For example I get the gamemode Hide and Seek which gets put in the directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\...
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How can I send a message to all players in the minecraft server?

Currently I am hosting a minecraft server, and I as the operator would like to send a "server message", so all the players can read it, instead of me sending the message specifically to each and every ...
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How can I Protect my Minecraft server from griefers without and griefers within?

I have a new MC server professionally hosted. I'm using whitelist to limit users that can connect, but I'm wondering what I need to do to make sure that when my players return, their hard-won items ...
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Does having more players on run your computer harder?

So I've had this Minecraft server for a long time that I just play on with friends using Hamachi. I've always used the free version of Hamachi, which only allows up to 5 players to be in the group, ...
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Is there any way of making a Minecraft server lower than the current version? [duplicate]

So me and my friends manged to make a server in Minecraft for us to play on and we would like to add mods. But the mods we want to add are a few versions lower than the updated version. Is there any ...
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How do I let my friends join my single player world?

Ok, So I have a friend who lives in the Netherlands and I want her to join my single player world to record and RP (Role Play). I gave her my port number at first, but that didn't work, so I did ...
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Sending Private MOTD messages to Users from Server

I have recently started a small Team Fortress 2 dedicated Windows Server on my PC for just a few friends to join. However if it may start to get popular, how would I send I private message to a user ...