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How do I use RCON?

Getting Started

RCON means Remote Console. RCON is used for connecting to your server and using the console from a third-party software aside from the control panel. This lets you get an app on your computer or phone to enter commands to your console.

How Do I Set This Up

Setting up RCON is very simple. There are three things you need to do to successfully set up RCON access for your server.

Enable RCON
Set an RCON password
Set the RCON port.

These are all done in the file. Which you can also do from the Server Settings part of the Config Files. We will be showing you how to use the Config Files option to do this.

We suggest creating an extra port to use for the RCON port before proceeding.

How do I create an extra port? Check this out!

Once you create the extra port, you can proceed.

To enable RCON in your file, you can use the option we provide in the Config Files to set these.

You will want to find the option that says enable-rcon, then set it to true. Next, find the part that says rcon.password, then enter the password you want to use for the RCON.
The final step will be to find where it says rcon.port, you will want to enter the port that was given when you created an extra port.

The Three Parts You Need To Change

After you modify the settings, click save at the bottom. You will then need to restart the server for these changes to take effect.


You can use these apps to enter commands:





Updated on: 04/03/2020

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