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FiveM

How to Change Slots on Your Server

What Are Slots?

Slots are the amount of players that can join your server at one time. If you set your player slots at 32, 32 players will be able to join your server.

How to Change Slots on Your Server (Game Panel)

  1. Login to your control panel
  2. Go to “Configuration”
  3. Go to “Startup Parameters”
  4. Change the slots at “Max Players”
  5. Save and restart your server.

How to Change Slots on Your Server (VPS)

  1. Locate your server.cfg
  2. Find the “sv_maxclients” line
  3. Enter the number of slots you want i.e. sv_maxclients 40
  4. Save the server.cfg
  5. Restart your server

Facing Any Issues?

If you are still having issues, please double-check you are changing the player slots under startup parameters and not in the server.cfg if on the game panel. If you are still having issues after this, feel free to contact Iceline Hosting’s support for further assistance.

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FiveM

How to Change Server License Key

What Is a FiveM License Key?

FiveM license keys authenticate the server, and depending on the license key type it can provide the server with different benefits. You need a FiveM license key to run your server, and to join your server.

How to Generate a License Key?

  1. Go to the Iceline Game Panel and select your server
  2. Go to Configuration > Startup Parameters
  3. Click the “FiveM License Key Info”
  4. Copy the information
  5. Sign in to the following page
  6. Click “Register”
  7. Enter the information from the “FiveM License Key Info”
  8. Once you’ve done that, press “Generate” and copy-paste your key

How to Add Your Server License Key to Your Server

  1. Head to the Iceline Game Panel and select your server.
  2. Select “Configuration”
  3. Select “Startup Parameters”
  4. Copy-paste your server license key into the box with “FiveM license key”

Facing Any Issues?

If you are still having issues, please double-check you have entered the license key under startup parameters and not in the server.cfg, If you are still having issues after this, feel free to contact Iceline Hosting’s support for further assistance.

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FiveM

How to Setup Your Database

What Is a Database?

A database is a place for your server to store it’s data in an organised way that it can read and use later on. You will need a database to store your player’s data, such as the items they have, their money and more.

How to Create a Database

  1. Head to the Iceline Panel and click on your server.
  2. To the left of your server, go to the “Databases” tab.
  3. To the right of this page, put any name into the “Database” blank.
  4. Press “Create Database” towards the bottom. You don’t need to put anything into the “Connections” blank.

How to Connect Your Database to Your Server

  1. Head to the game panel and stop your server.
  2. Make sure you have the latest version of mysql-async installed on your server.
  3. In your server’s server.cfg file, insert the following line
  4. set mysql_connection_string "server=localhost;uid=mysqluser;password=password;database=fivem"
  5. Change the details in the connection string to your database details, you can find them under the database tab.

Facing Any Issues?

If you are still having issues, please double-check the information you have entered into the server.cfg, if you mistyped or misformatted the details, it will not work correctly. If you are still having issues after this, feel free to contact Iceline Hosting’s support for further assistance.

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Garry's Mod

How to Install ULX

What is ULX?

We recommend you use ULX for your GMod server because it’s easy to use and configure. The admin menu in-game is simple and effective for beginners. There are also plenty of commands and works very well with DarkRP.

How to Upload ULX to Your GMod Server

  1. Download ULX here
  2. Login to the Iceline Game Panel
  3. Go to File Management
  4. Go to /garrysmod/
  5. Extract the contents of the ULX zip

Facing Any Issues?

If this does not work, pleased check if you have downloaded the zip from above and extracted the LUA folder correctly into the “garrysmod” folder. Be careful not to modify or delete any of the core game files, as this may mean you will need to reinstall your entire GMod server!

We assure you that other people will have come across the same issue! If you are still unsure of how to fix the errors, feel free to contact our support team here.

 

Learn more about GMod server hosting at Iceline Hosting here!

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Garry's Mod

How to Install DarkRP

What is DarkRP?

DarkRP is a roleplay game mode for Garry’s Mod. It allows you to play in a realistic and roleplay environment on your GMod server and you can even get a job! This can be a lot of fun, interacting with new players and building bases with your friends.

The basic map in the DarkRP gamemode is “Downtown”

How to Upload DarkRP to Your GMod Server

  1. Download DarkRP here
  2. Login to the Iceline Game Panel
  3. Go to File Management
  4. Go to /garrysmod/gamemodes/
  5. Create a “darkrp” folder – This is capital sensitive
  6. Upload the contents of the DarkRP zip into the “darkrp” folder

How to Install DarkRP on Your Server

  1. Go to “Configuration”
  2. Go to “Startup Parameters”
  3. Change “sandbox” to “darkrp” – This is capital sensitive
  4. Restart your server.

Facing Any Issues?

If this does not work, pleased check if you have downloaded and installed the DarkRP files correctly and changed ‘sandbox’ to ‘darkrp’ in your server’s startup parameters. Be careful not to modify or delete any of the core game files, as this may mean you will need to reinstall your entire server!

We suggest using a further addon called ‘DarkRP Modification’ which allows for easy modification of the game mode. If any errors occur, check the console for the error message, and try Googling it first.

We assure you that other people will have come across the same issue! If you are still unsure of how to fix the errors, feel free to contact our support team here.

 

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Minecraft

How to Install Forge

What is Forge?

Forge is a modding API and loader that is created to allow community-created game mods to be used easily with Minecraft: Java Edition. While playing vanilla MInecraft is great, it can get boring quite fast. One of the best parts of Minecraft is the ability to mod it further than the normal Vanilla gameplay. Whether you are adding mods for custom mobs, new maps, or just a new type of game type, mods will always require Forge. A lot of the fun modpacks you see floating around such as RLCraft is actually using Forge to run correctly. In this guide, we will be explaining how you can install Forge on your Minecraft Server.

How to Install Forge

  1. Head to the Forge Website and to the left of the page, notice the listing of all the Minecraft versions here.
  2. Click on the Minecraft version that you want to run, then click “Installer” to download it to your computer. It is best that you create a new folder on your computer for this.
  3. Run the installer. Once it runs, select “Install Server”.
  4. Press the 3 dots to the right of the screen.
  5. Locate the folder you created in step 2 and press “Open”.
  6. You should see a popup, click OK and wait for it to finish installing.
  7. In the folder you chose, you should see a few files including a libraries folder, a minecraft_server jar file, and a forge jar file.
  8. Rename the forge jar file to “server.jar” (the extension needs to be .jar, make sure you don’t let it be set as “server.jar.jar”).
  9. Head to the Iceline game panel and stop your server.
  10. You will need to access your server files using an FTP client like FileZilla or WinSCP.
  11. After you are connected to the FTP, make sure to delete the current “server.jar” file that’s in the FTP. Once it’s deleted, you will want to drag in the libraries folder, minecraft_server jar, and the forge jar (rename it to server.jar).
  12. Once these are fully uploaded, go ahead and start your Minecraft server back up.

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure to check the console for any errors on startup. Typical errors with this install can include not all of the libraries’ files being uploaded (simply reupload with FileZilla) or the forge jar being named incorrectly. Make sure to check these things and if you are still having issues, feel free to contact Iceline Support!

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Minecraft

How to Install Spongeforge

What is Spongeforge?

One of the most popular forms of playing Minecraft is with mods. Minecraft Forge allows you to add mods to your server, but what about plugins? Mods and plugins are not compatible with each other so sadly you are not able to have some of the classic Bukkit plugins you love such as PermissionsEx. However, with Spongeforge you are able to add it to the mods folder of your server and this will allow the installation of Sponge plugins. The nice part about Sponge plugins is that you will not need to install the plugins client side. It’s not hard to install Spongeforge on your server, however, there are a few complications that you should be aware of. In this guide, we will be showing you how to install Spongeforge on your Minecraft server.

How to Install Spongeforge

  1. Head to the Spongeforge download website here.
  2. On this page, you will want to locate the Minecraft version dropdown and confirm it is set to the same version as your server. Please note that Spongeforge can only be used on versions 1.10.2, 1.11.2, or 1.12.2.
  3. Click “Download” on the recommended Spongeforge version to download it onto your computer. Make sure your server is running Minecraft Forge.
  4. Head to the game panel and stop your server.
  5. Press on “File Management” to the left of your Game Panel.
  6. Open the mods folder and press “Upload” to the top of the panel.
  7. Select the Spongeforge.jar you recently downloaded and press “Open”.
  8. On the panel, if you scroll down you will see a status bar on the mod. Wait for it to reach the end of the status bar.
  9. Go back to the console and start your server back up. You should now have SpongeForge installed on your server.

Facing Any Issues?

If you are experiencing issues after installing Spongeforge, make sure to check the console for the error. Typical problems with this installation are mod compatibility issues, world needing to be reset, or the incorrect version of Spongeforge was added. Make sure to remove the following mods if your server has them installed: LagGoogles and FoamFix. These mods can cause the server to crash. If you are still having issues after this, feel free to contact our support.

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Minecraft

How to Install Craftbukkit

What is Craftbukkit?

Craftbukkit is a modification for Minecraft Servers that allows the use of plugins. You may have seen servers in Minecraft that have unique features, separate from Vanilla Minecraft. The reason they are able to have these is due to plugins. However, you are not able to have plugins on your server unless you have Craftbukkit or another fork such as Spigot or Paper. Craftbukkit also adds optimizations for Vanilla Minecraft including bug fixes, exploits and more. If you plan on having a Minecraft server that uses plugins, this is one of the best ways to do it. In this guide, we will be explaining how you can install Craftbukkit onto your Minecraft server.

How to Install Craftbukkit

  1. Head to the Craftbukkit download website here
  2. Find the version of Minecraft you want your server to run, then press the download button.
  3. Head to your Iceline Game Panel and stop your server.
  4. To the left of the panel, click on “File Management”.
  5. Locate the file named “server.jar”, press the 3 dots to the right of it, then delete it.
  6. Click “upload” at the top of the page.
  7. Select the file you downloaded from Craftbukkit, then press “Open”.
  8. At the bottom of the game panel, you will see a progress bar. Wait for it to reach the end, then refresh your page.
  9. Press the 3 dots to the right of the file, then press rename. You will want to rename it to “server.jar”.
  10. Go back to the console and start your server.

Facing Any Issues?

One of the most common issues when installing custom server versions is not naming the file correctly. Make sure you have named the file to “server.jar”. If you are sure you have, you may need to re-upload the file to ensure it was uploaded fully. If you check these and are still having issues, feel free to contact our support team!

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Minecraft

How to Install Spigot

What is Spigot?

Spigot is a modified Minecraft server version that is based on CraftBukkit. This provides extra optimizations and performance advancements. Spigot also includes new configuration options and features. With all of this, it is still compatible with all Bukkit plugins and has a full website of its own plugins you can add. If you plan on having plugins on your Minecraft Server, Spigot is just the way to do so as it is far better than Craftbukkit. In this guide, we will be explaining how you can install Spigot onto your Minecraft Server.

How to Install Spigot

  1. Head to the Spigot download website here.
  2. Find the version of Minecraft you want your server to run, then press the download button.
  3. Head to your Iceline Game Panel and stop your server.
  4. To the left of the panel, click on “File Management”.
  5. Locate the file named “server.jar”, press the 3 dots to the right of it, then delete it.
  6. Click “upload” at the top of the page.
  7. Select the file you downloaded from Spigot, then press “Open”.
  8. At the bottom of the game panel, you will see a progress bar. Wait for it to reach the end, then refresh your page.
  9. Press the 3 dots to the right of the file, then press rename. You will want to rename it to “server.jar”.
  10. Go back to the console and start your server.

Facing Any Issues?

The things you should check for if the server is still not working is that you have renamed the file correctly to server.jar. If you are sure you have, you may need to reupload the file to ensure it was uploaded fully. If you check these and are still having issues, feel free to contact our support team!

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Minecraft

How to Install Paper

What is Paper?

Paper is a highly optimized fork of the Spigot server version. This server version aims to fix gameplay mechanics in Minecraft along with improving performance. One of the benefits to this version is that it fixes numerous features and bugs that are in Spigot. When trying to fully optimize your Minecraft Server, Paper is the recommended version. The PaperMC project has worked countless hours to ensure that your Minecraft server can run as smoothly as possible. Plugins from both Spigot and Bukkit will work with Paper as well. If you are looking to start a Minecraft server that has plugins, we recommend Paper above all other versions. In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to install Paper onto your server.

How to Install Paper

  1. Head to the Paper download website here.
  2. Find the version of Minecraft you want your server to run, then press the download icon to the left of the version.
  3. Head to your Iceline Game Panel and stop your server.
  4. To the left of the panel, click on “File Management”.
  5. Locate the file named “server.jar”, press the 3 dots to the right of it, then delete it.
  6. Click “upload” at the top of the page.
  7. Select the file you downloaded from Paper, then press “Open”.
  8. At the bottom of the game panel, you will see a progress bar. Wait for it to reach the end, then refresh your page.
  9. Press the 3 dots to the right of the file, then press rename. You will want to rename it to “server.jar”.
  10. Go back to the console and start your server.

Facing Any Issues?

The things you should check for if the server is still not working is that you have renamed the file correctly to server.jar. If you are sure you have, you may need to re-upload the file to ensure it was uploaded fully. If you check these and are still having issues, feel free to contact our support team!