The Project Zomboid server configuration gives you full control over the game world, which allows you to adapt it to the individual needs of players and the server owner. A person with administrator rights can change parameters such as the password, number of players, map and many others. It is possible to adjust the most detailed gameplay elements such as the frequency of zombie occurrence, the availability of resources on the map and even the rules regarding character death.
If you want to configure your Project Zomboid server follow this guide:
1. Stop your server
Open our server panel website in your favorite browser. Navigate Project Zomboid server on the server list and click on it. You should be redirected to the "Console" tab where you can stop your server by clicking on "Stop" button.
2. Perform basic configuration
Once your server is stopped, you can go to the "Startup" tab. 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.
|Set admin password to obtain administrator rights
|Set maximum number of players allowed on your server
|Steam Beta Branch
|Select which beta branch you want to install. When you want to install normal branch left blank
|Steam Auto Update
|Enable/disable Steam auto-updating (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)
|Assign name for your server
|Enable/disable server visibility on server list
|Welcome on my server!
|Set welcome message for players joining your server
|Set ping limit for players joining your server
|Set server password if you want to select who has access to your server
|Select map on which you want to play
|Enable/disable PvP option
|Pause Server When Empty
|Select if you want to pause your server when nobody is online
|Assign description for your server (it will be visible in-game browser)
|Set admin username
3. Perform more advanced configuration
If you are not satisfied with the result of the configuration carried out in the "Startup" tab, nothing stops you from changing more advanced elements of the game. You can do this by editing main.ini file.
Go to the "Files" tab in your server panel to access server files. Follow this path to find main configuration file: /home/container/?/Zomboid/Server/main.ini
4. Restart your server
After making changes to your server, it must be restarted for everything to work properly. Come back to the "Console" tab and click on "Restart" button to restart your server.
This tutorial will show you how to configure Project Zomboid server