In this tutorial, we’ll be guiding you through the process of creating a FiveM server on a Windows VPS. We recommend purchasing a Game VPS from Iceline Hosting, as we’ve rigorously tested numerous hardware to ensure that your game server will perform at it’s best!

Installing a FiveM Server

First, you’ll need to use RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) to login to your VPS. If you have purchased a Game VPS from us, you can ignore step #1.

1) Install Visual C++ Redistributable 2019 or newer

2) Navigate to “This PC” then “Local Disk (C:)

3) Create a new folder labelled “FXServer”

4) Download the “Latest Recommended” FiveM artifacts from here

5) Once downloaded, extract the contents of the “” into the FXServer folder you created previously

6) Create a folder labelled “server-data”

7) Navigate into the “server-data” folder created

8) Download the “cfx-server-data” by clicking “Code” then “Download ZIP” from here

9) Extract the contents of “” into the “server-data” folder

10) Create a file labelled “server.cfg” and copy the entire contents from here into the file

11) Generate a license key from here, enter your VPS IP in the “IP Address Field”, enter VPS as the “Server Type”, and enter your server name in the “Provider” field.

12) Copy the license key generated and place it in the server.cfg: “sv_licenseKey MYLICENSEKEY”, replace “MYLICENSEKEY” with the license key generated

13) Create a file labelled “start.bat” and place within the “server-data” folder

cd /d C:\FXServer\server-data
C:\FXServer\FXServer.exe +exec server.cfg

14) Press the Windows button and search for “Allow an app through Windows Firewall”

15) Click “Allow another app…”

16) Click “Browse” then navigate to “C:/FXServer” then click “FXServer.exe” and click “Open”

17) Click “Add” then press “OK” – The FiveM server is now allowed through the firewall!

18) Navigate to “C:/FXServer/server-data” then double click “start.bat” and the server should start!

That’s it!

If you have followed all the steps correctly, your FiveM server should be successfully installed on your VPS. If you’re facing any issues, feel free to contact us!