Configuration adapts server to individual needs of the owner and players. A person with access to server files can change almost all parameters, such as maximum number of players, password and many others.
If you want to configure your Rust server follow this guide:
1. Stop your server
Go to the server panel and search for your server on the list. Once you have found your server – click on it to see server details. You should be redirected to the “Console” tab. Search for and click on “Stop” button to stop your server.
2. Navigate “Startup” to perform basic configuration
This tab contains the most important parameters of your server – you can change them without editing the configuration file. The table below shows all variables you can change in “Startup” tab.
|Assign name for your server
|Turn on/off OxideMod on your server
|Select world file for your server (Procedural Map or Barren)
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|Type in your server description
|Type in URL of website which will appear when clicking “Visit Website” button
|Set world size for a procedural map (1000 = min size, 6000 = max size)
|Type in world seed for a procedural map
|Set maximum number of players allowed on your server
|Set admin password
|Set auto-save interval in seconds
|Type in additional server startup parameters
|Custom Map URL
|Overwrite map with one of direct download URLs
|Change game mode (vanilla, survival, softcore, hardcore, weapontest)
3. Perform more advanced configuration
“Startup” tab contains only some of variables. You can configure more advances elements of your server in server.cfg file.
Go to the “Files” tab in your server panel to find configuration file. Follow this path: /home/container/server/rust/cfg/server.cfg (if server.cfg doesn’t exist, you must create a new file).
List of available cvars is here: https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Rust_Dedicated_Server
4. Restart your server
Once you have configured your server it’s time to approve all changes. Navigate “Console” tab and select “Restart” button to restart your server.
This tutorial will show you how to configure Rust server