The Basics of Garry’s Mod Hosting
If you are new to Garry’s mod hosting or Garry’s Mod in general and you want to host your own Garry’s Mod server, this guide will be for you! We will go over some of the basics of GMod hosting and what you should be doing to get started with your very own server!
To get started on Garry’s Mod, it’s important to make sure that you choose the right GMod server hosting plan for your friends or community. To start, I would look at how many players you want to have on your GMod server. This is important to gauge because it dictates how many server resources you are going to require to run the GMod server smoothly. Once you have figured this out and you purchase your GMod server hosting plan, you are ready to begin setting up and making it perfect!
If you have bought the GMod server hosting plan with Iceline Hosting, the setup is simple. Once payment has processed with our payment processor, your server will be automatically installed within minutes! Once you have received the email from us stating the server is installed, you should now log on to our Game Panel. The GMod server should be started for you, however, if this is not the case, be sure to click the “start” button on your console.
To join your server, make sure that the status of the server says “Online.” If this is true, grab your connection address and open up the in-game console with ~ type in the command to connect by doing “connect (IP:Port, or in this case your connection address)” Give it some time to load in and you should be in your server!
The Basics of Addons
In Garry’s Mod, there are many addons that you can choose from. From different game-modes to NPCs and maps, you can change your Garry’s Mod server endlessly. To start getting into addons, you need to know where to look for them. Some of the best addons you can find right are within the community-made workshop for Garry’s Mod on Steam. Downloading add-ons is as easy as a click. On the steam workshop, all you need to do is click the “subscribe” button to install the addons. You can install these addons into a steam collection to add it to your GMod server. To do this, you need to take the collection ID and put it into your startup parameters.
Facing Any Issues?
If you are still experiencing issues starting your server or getting it fully set up so that you can begin adding addons, please reach out to our support team with a ticket. We will respond asap within our business hours!