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How to configure a Counter-Strike: Source server

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The Counter-Strike: Source server configuration allows you to adapt the game to the needs of the most demanding players. The server administrator can change various elements of the server, install new maps or modifications. In our panel you can easily change the number of players on the server, password or round duration. In this guide, we will describe what to do to properly configure the Counter-Strike: Source server.

 

How to configure the server step by step:

1. Stop Counter-Strike: Source server

The configuration must be performed on a stopped server, so go to the “Console” tab in the game server panel and click the “Stop” button.

2. Go to the quick configuration tab

Our panel is equipped with a “Startup” tab, where you can easily change the basic server parameters. The table below shows what you will find in it.

 
VARIABLE DEFAULT VALUE
DESCRIPTION
Map de_dust2 A parameter that allows you to change the map on the server
Server Name default hostname A parameter that allows you to change the server name
Max Players 10 A parameter that allows you to change the maximum number of players
Time Limit 25 A parameter that allows you to specify the time (in minutes) after which the map will change
Auto Kick OFF A parameter that enable/disable automatic autokick when somebody AFK/start friendly fire
Freeze Time 6 A parameter that allows you to set amount of time at the start of round to reload or buy weapons (value in seconds)
Friendly Fire ON A parameter that allows you to enable/disable friendly fire
Hostage Penalty 0 A parameter that allows you to set amount of hostages player need to kill to be kicked by server (0 = disabled)
Limit Teams 2 A parameter that allows you to set how many players can be asymmetrical to another team (0 = disabled)
Round Time 3 A parameter that allows you to specify in minutes how long the round will last
RCON Password password A parameter that allows you to set admin password
Start Money 800 A parameter that allows you to determine how much money players will receive at the start
Server Password A parameter that allows you to set server password

3. Change more advanced server elements

You can do this in the main configuration file located here: /home/container/cstrike/cfg/server.cfg

4. Start Counter-Strike: Source server

Click on “Start” button in the “Console” tab.

 

If you have successfully completed the server setup, it’s time to start playing! Use our guide on how to connect to the Counter-Strike: Source server.

If you need any assistance with your Counter-Strike Source server, please contact our support team by Livechat, Support tickets or email.

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