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General

How to Find Your Numbered Server IP

What Is the Numbered IP?

The numbered IP of your gamer server hosting is another way for players to connect to your Iceline Server. You may ask the question: How do I find the numbered IP of my server instead of the hostname? This information may be useful for some games that require a numbered IP to be put into certain scripts/mods.

How to Find the Numbered IP of Your Server?

If you would like to find the numbered IP for your game server hosting, you can do so by checking the config files of the server configuration. However, when you do find your IP, I strongly recommend that you only use it for things like plugins/mods that require it. This is because Iceline Hosting likes to keep the IP secure and away from players who could ultimately launch a DDoS attack on your game server hosting using this. Although we do provide DDoS protection, you should always try to avoid it.

How to Find the Numbered IP of Your FiveM Server

There are two ways to do this, you can find it in the config file or you can follow the steps below.

  1. Go to configuration > startup parameters
  2. At the top right you will see a button “FiveM License key info”
  3. Click here and it will display the IP of your server along with the license key info.

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure you have followed the tutorial completely and thoroughly. If you are still having trouble with finding your numbered server IP for your game server hosting, you can reach out to our support team at any time and we will reply back within our office hours!

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Garry's Mod

How to Go Into Third Person in Garry’s Mod

What Is Third Person in Garry’s Mod?

The third-person in video games is referring to the camera view that is used while playing. For example, in the first person, you can only see what’s in front of you as if it were through your own eyes. However, in the third person, the camera is more zoomed out and shows you what’s around you rather than just showing you the direction your facing. Third-person is useful in many ways since it gives you more viewing area!

How to Go Into the Third Person in Garry’s Mod

  1. First, you’ll need to enable the console. Head to Options in the main menu and then to Advanced options, where you’ll checkmark the box to enable the console.
  2. Next, you’ll need the power to use console commands. That means you have to be in a server where you have administrator powers. You can start your GMod server hosting services here at Iceline Hosting.
  3. Hit the tilde on your keyboard (~) to bring up the console. You’ll then see a prompt, where you can type “sv_cheats 1” and then “thirdperson.” If your server has cheats enabled, you can just type in “thirdperson.”

The problem is that on most servers you won’t be able to do this because you have to have admin permissions and you need (sv_cheats) enabled. Therefore, you will need your own Garry’s Mod server or be in a local hosting environment.

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Facing Any Issues?

Make sure that you have followed the tutorial exactly. You also need to make sure that you are an admin on the server that you want to do this on. Have you checked this and you’re still facing issues? You can submit a ticket to Iceline hosting’s support team at any time and we will reply within office hours!

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Garry's Mod

How to Change Player Model in Garry’s Mod

What Is a Player Model?

A player model is a character that you play as in Garry’s Mod. In Garry’s Mod, you can choose from many different types of player models. To get your very own player models, you can download them from the steam workshop and add them to your GMod server just like other Garry’s Mod addons.

How to Download and Use Your Player Models:

To download player models, make sure that you go onto the steam workshop. You can look up pretty much anything, there are tons of custom models that were made to be compatible with Garry’s Mod.

Quickstart Guide:

  1. Navigate to the Garry’s Mod Steam workshop found here
  2. Find a player model that you would like to download. For example, in this tutorial I will be using Mr. Meeseeks found here
  3. Subscribe & add it to your steam collection and restart your server (No server? Start your GMod server hosting at Iceline Hosting now)
  4. When in-game, press the “Q” key while playing “GMod” to open the main “GMod” menu. Click the “Options” tab in the upper-right corner of the main “GMod” menu to open the options menu. Click the “Model” entry under the “Player” header of the options menu to open the character selection menu. Click on a character model to select that character, then press “Q” to close the main “GMod” menu.
  5. Now you have changed your player model. However, for it to update you need “kill” yourself in-game by doing the “kill” command in your Garry’s Mod console.

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure that you have followed the quickstart guide step-by-step. You should check that you have made your steam collection public and uploaded the player model to it. Are you still facing issues even after you’ve checked all this? You can submit a ticket to Iceline hosting’s support team at any time and we will reply within office hours!

Learn more about Iceline Hosting’s GMod server hosting services here.

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VPS Hosting

How to Update Your DNS Server

What Are DNS Servers?

When a user types a domain name into the URL bar in the browser, DNS (domain name servers) are responsible for translating the domain name into numeric IP addresses. It essentially redirects the user to the correct server where the website is hosted. There are numerous DNS providers available, most common providers are Google, Cloudflare, and Cisco OpenDNS.

Update DNS Server (Linux)

  • Firstly, SSH into your VPS
  • Once logged in, type “nano /etc/resolv.conf” and replace the current info with the following:
nameserver 8.8.8.8
nameserver 8.8.4.4

The above example is using Google’s DNS servers, you can replace it with any domain name server of your choice. We recommend using Google.

  • Once you’ve updated the domain name servers, make sure to test that they work by running “ping google.com”

Update DNS Server (Windows)

  • Firstly, RDP into your VPS
  • Once logged in, right-click on the network icon in the taskbar and click “Open Network & Internet Settings”
  • Then click “Change Adapter Options”
  • Once that’s done, it should open a new window. Right-click on the “Ethernet” network and click “Properties”
  • Then click on “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and click “Properties”
  • You then need to click “Use the following DNS server addresses” and enter the following information:

We’re using Google’s DNS servers as an example, here are the most common DNS servers and the addresses:

Google:
8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4

Cloudflare:
1.1.1.1
1.0.0.1

Cisco OpenDNS:
208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220
  • Please make sure you test the domain name server is working by trying to go to “google.com” in the browser

Facing Any Issues?

If this does not work, pleased check if you have entered the DNS server addresses correctly and in the right place. If it’s still not working, try and use another DNS 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.

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Rust

How to Connect to Your Rust Server

How to Connect to Your Rust Server

When connecting to your Rust server there are a couple of options you can choose from:

Method A: Rust has an in-game console where you can input commands such as a command to connect to your Rust server hosting service. This is the easiest method and best method if you don’t wish to advertise your server on the public community list.

Method B: Rust offers an in-game list of public servers that are available to join. These server lists are great for showing off your server and having people connect after a quick browse. Public Rust servers added to the list will be organized in a few different ways, mainly Community or Modded servers. Community Rust servers are all servers with any game modifications such as Oxide, for server owners that use Oxide, your server would be listed under the Modded tab.

How to Identify Your Server Address (IP & Port)

  1. Navigate to https://game.iceline.host/ and go to your server console.
  2. On the left side menu, navigate to configuration > server info. There you will see the IP:Port copy that as we are going to need it to connect.

How to Connect to Your Rust Server Hosting Services (Direct IP)

  1. Open Rust to the Main Menu. Once here, you can press Function 1 (The F1 key) to open the game console. (Tip: Make sure that “CONSOLE” is selected in the top left of your screen.)
  2. Once here, you will need to type the command client.connect IP:Port.  Your server’s IP will be different from this. When entering your IP please be sure to include the port. 
  3. Done! You should now be connected to your Rust server!

Facing Any Issues?

If you’re having difficulties connecting to your server using this method, please double-check that you’re entering the correct IP address and that your server is online. Have you tried this, but you’re still facing issues? You can always make a support ticket at any time and we will respond within our business hours.

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Minecraft

How to Change Your Server Version?

Why Would You Change Your Servers Version?

Many of us like to be on the most up to date version of Minecraft, therefore when a new version comes out for Minecraft you want to update your server so that you can get all the latest updates! In other cases updating your Minecraft version can be helpful to those who want to install specific plugins that have not yet been released on newer builds.

How to Change Your Server Version?

  1. Navigate to https://game.iceline.host/ and go to your server’s console.
  2. Next, in the left-side menu, you will see under configuration “version selector” click on this and it will bring up a page with all the current Minecraft versions that we have available to install. Vanilla, Spigot, Craftbukkit, and Paper.
  3. On the list of versions, simply select the version that you want to use for your server and click “Install”.
  4. Wait for it to install and done! You have now installed a new Minecraft version. Boot up your server and your good to go!

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure that you have followed the tutorial step by step. If you are still facing issues after checking through the steps, you can always create a support ticket and we will respond back within our business hours.

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Minecraft

How to Install/Config Worldguard

Why Use Worldguard?

**You MUST download WorldEdit when using this plugin, the two are linked together and can be used together.**

WorldGuard is a plugin for Minecraft that allows you to create zones in your world that only permit mods or certain players from building within, blacklist certain items and blocks so they can’t be used, protects against many types of grief, and much more permissions that you can configure!

How Do You Setup Worldguard?

  1. Navigate to https://dev.bukkit.org/projects/worldguard there you will download the plugin.
  2. Next, we have to navigate to the plugin’s folder. Drag and drop the file you downloaded into the plugins folder. Rename it to WorldGuard.jar.
  3. Startup your server and connect to it. This makes sure that the plugins load correctly and that it creates the configuration files upon startup.

Configuring the Plugin

To configure the plugin how you want to navigate to the plugins folder and click on the folder WorldGuard. Then go into config.yml and you should see all the options there. For help with permissions please follow the documentation from where you downloaded the plugin.

Commands

Gameplay:

/god [-s] [<player>] – Give yourself or another player invincibility. -s can be optionally specified to have no message emitted.

/ungod [-s] [<player>] – Remove invincibility from yourself or another player. -s can be optionally specified to have no message emitted.

/heal [-s] [<player>] – Heal yourself or another player. -s can be optionally specified to have no message emitted.

/slay [-s] [<player>] – Slay yourself or another player. -s can be optionally specified to have no message emitted.

/locate <player>] – Have your compass point to another player (if specified), or pointed to spawn if no player is specified.

Emergency:

/stopfire [<world>] – Immediately stop all fire spread on the current or given world.

/allowfire [<world>] – Lift the fire spread suspension.

/stoplag [-s] – Remove all entities in all worlds and enter a mode where all physics events and liquid flow events are stopped. In addition, when a chunk loads, all entities in that chunk are removed. The purpose of this command is to solve problems involving thousands of entities or items. However, when this command was added, tameable animals were not a thing and the loss of entities was not an issue, but this is no longer the case and this command should be reserved for extremely desperate occasions. -s can be provided to make the toggle not issue an announcement in chat.

/stoplag -c [-s] – Disable the ‘stop lag’ mode. -s can be provided to make the toggle not issue an announcement in chat.

/stoplag -i – Display the status of the ‘stop lag’ mode.

Miscellaneous: 

/wg version – Show WorldGuard’s version.

/wg reload – Reload WorldGuard’s configuration, blacklist, and region data.

/wg running – Show WorldGuard’s running tasks. An example of a running task is a UUID lookup of a player that occurs in the background.
For more commands go to the plugins documentation page: https://worldguard.enginehub.org/en/latest/commands/

Facing Any Issues?

Make sure that you have installed the plugin correctly and have followed the tutorial exactly. Also, make sure that your permissions are set up how you want them! Even after you checked all of this and you’re still having issues? You can submit a ticket at any time and we will get back to you within our office hours.

Learn more about our Minecraft server hosting service at Iceline Hosting.

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Blogs

Welcome!

Knowledge Base & Blog Site!

We’ve now released our new knowledge base and blog site – our knowledge base contains a bunch of tutorials for various hosting services, and our blogs contain information for Iceline Hosting updates and more!

We’ve created tutorials for numerous third-party scripts, we hope our knowledge base will assist you when creating and configuring your game server, VPS, or web hosting.

Keep an eye out for new tutorials and blog posts which will be published on a regular basis, if you have any suggestions for a tutorial or blog, drop a comment below!

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Garry's Mod

How to Install StarWarsRP

What is StarWarsRP?

StarWarsRP utilizes the DarkRP framework to create a Star Wars role-playing environment. With thousands of addons, maps, and vehicles available on the Steam store, you can create a custom and unique gameplay experience! StarWarsRP is a fun, entertaining, and unique game mode for your GMod server that many enjoy.

How to Download StarWarsRP

  1. Firstly, download DarkRP
  2. Extract the contents onto your desktop
  3. Rename the folder from “DarkRP-master” to “starwarsrp”
  4. Rename the “darkrp.txt” to “starwarsrp.txt”
  5. Edit the “starwarsrp.txt” to the following:
  1. Go to the gamemode folder
  2. Edit the “cl_init” and “init” to the following:

How to Upload StarWarsRP to Your Game Server

  1. Login to the Iceline Game Panel
  2. Go to File Management
  3. Go to /garrysmod/gamemodes/
  4. Upload the “starwarsrp” folder

How to Install StarWarsRP on Your Game Server

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

Facing Any Issues?

If this does not work, pleased check if you have downloaded and configured the DarkRP files and changed it to “StarWarsRP” correctly. Please ensure you have also changed ‘sandbox’ to ‘starwarsrp’ in your game 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 GMod server!

We suggest using an additional addon called ‘DarkRP Modification’ which allows for easy modification of the GMod game mode. If any errors occur, check the console for the error message and conduct a quick Google search 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.

 

And remember, if you are looking for incredibly fast and reliable GMod server hosting, there’s no better place than Iceline Hosting! Start your GMod server today.

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General

How to Purchase an Add-On

Why Purchase an Add-On?

We offer a range of add-ons to improve your game server hosting service. This ranges from various support add-ons to CPU boosts and more! Depending on the type of game server hosting service you have, you may need to purchase a specific add-on at some point.

How to Purchase an Add-On

  1. Go to the billing area
  2. Click on the tab “Services” > “View Available Add-Ons”
  3. Choose what addon you want, and purchase it.
  4. Your addon will automatically be assigned to your account and service.

Facing Any Issues?

If you are looking for a particular addon, but can’t find them in “Available Add-Ons”, or if you are having any problems with the payment, please reach out to our support team via ticket.