Server – The Official Terraria Wiki

A Terraria server offers a platform for gamers to attach over the web or different community for multiplayer video games. Home windows installations of Terraria embody its server software program. For operating on a Linux distribution, it’s essential to obtain the server recordsdata. See the Downloads part.

A server may also be used for standalone single-player gameplay. This affords the power to regulate the in-game time at will.

Earlier than You Host

The server runs on TCP port 7777 by default. If you’re behind NAT (e.g. residential person), the port used have to be port-forwarded to ensure that different gamers be capable to be part of. If one cannot ahead a port, one could select to make use of a VPN service like Hamachi or Radmin VPNinstead (though in these circumstances, each participant wants to put in the VPN software program). The default max gamers is 8 (16 as of, however this may be modified throughout server start-up, in addition to inside the server configuration file (serverconfig.txt). Non-NAT connections(e.g. enterprise or knowledge heart person) usually don’t want port forwarding, however might have to permit the port by way of a firewall.

If operating on a cloud service supplier similar to AWS or GCP, guarantee port 7777 on TCP and UDP is open to permit connections to the server.

Public servers

Servers could be discovered through these server lists:

Becoming a member of Servers

A server could be joined by deciding on the Multiplayer possibility on the primary menu, deciding on a personality, after which getting into the server’s IP and port.

Usually totally different servers have totally different necessities for a participant to affix. Some servers would require the participant to have a Softcore or Mediumcore participant to play, and a few could require that gamers be at a sure degree of the sport earlier than becoming a member of. Usually a public server may have a /register and /login system the place the participant will need to have a personality with each a singular title and password.

Public servers additionally normally are run by a gaggle of Directors and/or Moderators who implement or regulate guidelines. Usually these guidelines will disallow mods and hacks, impersonation, and the like. Some servers can also have the potential to permit a participant to play on-line with their singleplayer character with out dropping their singleplayer stock.

An inventory of servers you’ve got not too long ago performed can be saved below “Join via IP” in Multiplayer.

Find out how to (Home windows)

  • By default, on a 32-bit Home windows set up of Terraria, TerrariaServer.exe could be discovered at: %programfilespercentSteamsteamappscommonterraria
  • On a 64-bit Home windows set up, it may be discovered at: %programfiles(x86)%Steamsteamappscommonterraria
  • When you can’t discover it in paths above, open steam and proper click on Terraria in your library, then hit “Properties” > “LOCAL FILES” > “BROWSE LOCAL FILES…” to open the folder.
  • When you should not have steam: %programfiles(x86)%terraria or %programfilespercentterraria
  • When you use GOG: GOG Gamesterraria

A participant then could be part of the server from the sport menu by selecting the Multiplayer possibility.

Find out how to (Linux)


First we’ll set up the instruments we have to run the server. These are probably preinstalled in your distribution.

For a Debian stylish system (Ubuntu), run: sudo apt replace && sudo apt set up -y wget tmux unzip

Beginning the server

  1. See the Downloads part to get the hyperlink to the newest obtain. Then obtain the file: wget the_latest_link_here
  2. Unzip the file: unzip terraria-server*
  3. Navigate into the listing you simply unzipped. As of the listing is named ‘1412’. This may occasionally change for future variations: cd 1412
  4. Navigate to the Linux listing: cd Linux
  5. Add executable permissions to the server binary: chmod +x TerrariaServer.bin.x86*
  6. Launch the server. The 64 bit model is TerrariaServer.bin.x86_64, the 32 bit model is TerrariaServer.bin.x86: ./TerrariaServer.bin.x86_64
  7. Place your world recordsdata within the following location for the server to search out them: ~/.native/share/Terraria/Worlds/

Launching within the background

Tmux is a contemporary model of display that enables a number of digital terminal situations. We are going to use it to launch the server within the background.

  1. Launch the server in a tmux session: tmux
  2. Within the tmux session, launch the server: ./TerrariaServer.bin.x86_64
  3. Now the server ought to begin up as regular. To detatch from the tmux occasion, leaving the server operating within the background, use the next key mixture: d
  4. It’s best to now be again on the earlier terminal occasion. You possibly can see that the tmux session is operating within the background with tmux checklist
  5. To re-attach to the occasion to edit or shut it down, simply run tmux connect


  • In some circumstances it’s wanted to export TERM variable on this manner: export TERM=xterm

Find out how to (RPI / Others OSes)

If you’re utilizing an working system (Resembling Raspberry Pi OS (beforehand known as Raspbian) or FreeBSD) that doesn’t include a prebuilt executable, you would use mono to begin the server. This might be helpful if you wish to host a server on a tool similar to a Raspberry Pi, or any gadget that doesn’t run on the x86 structure.


NOTE: If you’re utilizing a non-x86 Linux-based working system (Resembling Raspberry Pi OS), the primary few directions must be the identical because the one discovered right here, up till the chmod command. You would want to put in mono and and every other required libraries (similar to sqlite or display) if it doesn’t come preinstalled in your system.

Launching the server

  1. Obtain and extract the Terraria recordsdata following your system specs. (For Raspberry Pi Customers Comply with The Linux Information)
  2. Navigate to the Linux listing.
  3. Launch the server through the use of the next mono command: mono --server --gc=sgen -O=all ./TerrariaServer.exe

The server ought to run as anticipated.


When you encounter an error saying “Your mono runtime and class libraries are out of sync.”, navigate inside the Terraria listing and take away monoconfig, mscorlib.dll, and any recordsdata that start with “Mono” or “System”.

Instance directions with Linux:

rm System*
rm Mono*
rm monoconfig
rm mscorlib.dll

WindowsBase.dll and FNA.dll must be the one .dll recordsdata within the listing

NOTE: This process will delete every other recordsdata beginning with “Mono” or “System”, so hold that in thoughts!


The vanilla Terraria server software program is included with the common Terraria bundle (see above), however may also be downloaded:

Devoted Server GUI is a third-party add-on for the vanilla server that provides graphical controls (the server is generally a command-line program):

Tshock and TDSM are third-party server packages that supply further performance, similar to in-game instructions, whitelists, participant passwords, and a plugin interface for added options (similar to factions):

  • Tshock
  • TDSM (Newest model; Now not maintained.)

Server recordsdata

The Home windows server consists of those recordsdata:

  • TerrariaServer.exe – The primary server file. Will be run stand-alone.
  • serverconfig.txt – The server config recordsdata. Defines all parameters for the server (see beneath).
  • start-server.bat – A Home windows Batch file which begins the server utilizing the serverconfig.txt file. Additionally incorporates a loopback to restart the server if it ought to crash.
  • start-server-steam-friends.bat – capabilities as “Host & Play” would, however by way of the console. steam acquaintances will be capable to be part of your activity by way of this.

Listing of console instructions

As soon as a devoted server is operating, the next instructions could be run:

  • assist – Shows an inventory of instructions.
  • taking part in – Reveals the checklist of gamers. This can be utilized in-game by typing /taking part in into the chat.
  • clear – Clear the console window.
  • exit – Shutdown the server and save.
  • exit-nosave – Shutdown the server with out saving.
  • save – Save the sport world.
  • kick – Kicks a participant from the server.
  • ban – Bans a participant from the server.
  • password – Present password.
  • password – Change password.
  • model – Print model quantity.
  • time – Show activity time.
  • port – Print the listening port.
  • maxplayers – Print the max variety of gamers.
  • say – Ship a message to all gamers. They’ll see the message in yellow prefixed with within the chat.
  • motd – Print MOTD.
  • motd – Change MOTD.
  • daybreak – Change time to daybreak (4:30 AM).
  • midday – Change time to midday (12:00 PM).
  • nightfall – Change time to nightfall (7:30 PM).
  • midnight – Change time to midnight (12:00 AM).
  • settle – Settle all water.

Word {that a} forward-slash / is not required to precede the command, as some command interfaces require. For an inventory of Tshock instructions, seek advice from the TShock readme.

Command line parameters

The next is an inventory of parameters that may be entered when operating TerrariaServer initially:

  • -config – Specifies a configuration file to make use of (see Server config file beneath).
  • -port – Specifies the port to hear on.
  • -players / -maxplayers – Units the max variety of gamers.
  • -pass / -password – Units the server password.
  • -motd – Set the server motto of the day textual content.
  • -world – Load a world and mechanically begin the server.
  • -autocreate – Creates a world if none is discovered within the path specified by -world. World measurement is specified by: 1(small), 2(medium), and three(massive).
  • -banlist – Specifies the placement of the banlist. Defaults to “banlist.txt” within the working listing.
  • -worldname – Units the title of the world when utilizing -autocreate.
  • -secure – Provides further cheat safety to the server.
  • -noupnp – Disables automated common plug and play.
  • -steam – Allows Steam help.
  • -lobby acquaintances / -lobby non-public – Permits solely acquaintances to affix the server or units it to personal if Steam is enabled.
  • -ip – Units the IP handle for the server to hear on
  • -forcepriority – Units the method precedence for this process. If that is used the “priority” setting beneath can be ignored.
  • -disableannouncementbox – Disables the textual content bulletins Announcement Field makes when pulsed from wire.
  • -announcementboxrange – Units the announcement field textual content messaging vary in pixels, -1 for serverwide bulletins.
  • -seed – Specifies the world seed when utilizing -autocreate

Server config file

It’s potential to begin the devoted server utilizing a configuration file that enters the above parameters mechanically. The config file have to be known as utilizing the -config parameter. The file can have any title, however have to be in the identical folder as TerrariaServer.exe. If a server config file is outlined and the file just isn’t situated throughout the server boot, then the server will ask the person to enter the parameters as it could if run with no outlined config file.

The next is an inventory of accessible config instructions:

  • world=C:UsersDefaultsMy DocumentsMy GamesTerrariaWorldsworld1.wld – Load a world and mechanically begin the server.
  • autocreate=3 – Creates a brand new world if none is discovered. World measurement is specified by: 1(small), 2(medium), and three(massive).
  • seed=AwesomeSeed – Units the world seed when utilizing autocreate
  • worldname=World – Units the title of the world when utilizing autocreate
  • problem=0 – Units world problem when utilizing -autocreate. Choices: 0(regular), 1(professional), 2(grasp), 3(journey) [Note: Mobile Servers require 1 to be added to the difficulty (e.g. 2 is expert for mobile terraria servers).]
  • maxplayers=8 – Units the max variety of gamers allowed on a server. Worth have to be between 1 and 255
  • port=7777 – Set the port quantity
  • [email protected]* – Set the server password
  • motd=Please don’t reduce the purple timber! – Set the message of the day
  • worldpath=C:UsersDefaultsMy DocumentsMy GamesTerrariaWorlds – Units the folder the place world recordsdata can be saved
  • banlist=banlist.txt – The placement of the banlist. Defaults to “banlist.txt” within the working listing.
  • safe=1 – Provides further cheat safety.
  • language – Units the server language from its language code. Out there codes:
    • en-US = English
    • de-DE = German
    • it-IT = Italian
    • fr-FR = French
    • es-ES = Spanish
    • ru-RU = Russian
    • zh-Hans = Chinese language
    • pt-BR = Portuguese
    • pl-PL = Polish
  • upnp=1 – Robotically ahead ports with uPNP.
  • npcstream=60 – Reduces enemy skipping however will increase bandwidth utilization. The decrease the quantity the much less skipping will occur, however extra knowledge is shipped. 0 is off.
  • precedence=1 – Default system precedence 0:Realtime, 1:Excessive, 2:AboveNormal, 3:Regular, 4:BelowNormal, 5:Idle
  • Journey Mode energy permissions for each particular person energy. 0: Locked for everybody, 1: Can solely be modified by host, 2: Will be modified by everybody
    • journeypermission_time_setfrozen=2
    • journeypermission_time_setdawn=2
    • journeypermission_time_setnoon=2
    • journeypermission_time_setdusk=2
    • journeypermission_time_setmidnight=2
    • journeypermission_godmode=2
    • journeypermission_wind_setstrength=2
    • journeypermission_rain_setstrength=2
    • journeypermission_time_setspeed=2
    • journeypermission_rain_setfrozen=2
    • journeypermission_wind_setfrozen=2
    • journeypermission_increaseplacementrange=2
    • journeypermission_setdifficulty=2
    • journeypermission_biomespread_setfrozen=2
    • journeypermission_setspawnrate=2

Remark traces could be included utilizing the hash image (#). Strains that start with # can be skipped completely.

Banning and un-banning

The command ban will ban the indicated participant from the server. A banned participant, after they attempt to login, can be displayed the message:You might be banned for [duration]: [reason]- [modname]. A banned participant could then be un-banned by enhancing the file “banlist.txt,” which is situated within the Terraria folder. This doc incorporates an inventory of all at present banned gamers. To un-ban a participant, delete the participant’s title and IP handle from the checklist.

System necessities

  • Home windows Working System
  • 500 MB free RAM for a small world (RAM is dependent upon world measurement and variety of gamers)
  • .NET Framework 4.0
  • XNA Framework

A simple methodology of putting in .NET and XNA is to easily set up the Terraria consumer, which ought to set up each as a part of its common set up.


  • The server will auto-save the world every now and then, however will solely save on shutdown when utilizing the exit command. That mentioned, take into account saving manually previous to shutdown.
  • When no gamers are on-line the server hibernates. Time solely passes when gamers are linked.
  • While you launch a server, it should ask if you wish to auto port ahead, nonetheless this does not at all times work.
  • Servers are sometimes arrange utilizing Hamachi. This removes the necessity of getting to port-forward, however depends on a 3rd occasion program.
  • Some servers will enhance well being, If a server is in professional mode, the destroyer could have 1,000,000+ well being / hp (hitpoints)


Under are directions for a really fundamental LAN occasion setup. On the very least, all computer systems have to be linked to the identical community for this to work. When you really feel so inclined, you may set the server to have a static LAN IP handle, however that is not likely needed. Word that these directions are focused at individuals who have little to no networking expertise, and simply wish to play video games.

  1. Be sure that all computer systems are linked to the identical community
    • Join the computer systems to the community through ethernet if potential, since ethernet is nearly at all times quicker than wi-fi.
    • If in case you have an everyday residence router and wish to join many gamers, you may join extra computer systems to the community through ethernet by use of a change. Merely plug any port of the change into the router, and plug the remainder of the computer systems (and the server) into the change. If you do not have a change, attempt to a minimum of join the pc operating the server to the community through ethernet. If you cannot do this, simply make certain all computer systems are linked to the identical wifi connection and it’ll in all probability work, only a bit extra slowly.
  2. Get server info
    • First, make it possible for the server is linked to the web, or a minimum of linked to your router. To check router connectivity, you may attempt logging into your router through net panel. Normally the router login info is printed on a sticker on the again of the router. If the web page masses, nice – simply make certain the opposite computer systems are linked to the identical community.
    • Home windows:
      • Open Command Immediate and run “ipconfig” to get details about your community. Document the IP handle that seems after “IPV4 Address……” It must be one thing like, That is the IP handle you’ll use for becoming a member of on terraria. If the IP handle begins with 127, search for one that does not. If it begins with 169, you are doing one thing unsuitable.
    • MacOS:
      • Open System Preferences > Community and document the IP Handle. See above for what the IP ought to appear to be.
    • GNU/Linux:
      • Run “ifconfig” or “ip a” from a terminal window to get your native IP. See above for what the IP ought to appear to be.
  3. Join the shoppers to the server
    • Open Terraria, click on multiplayer, and hook up with the IP handle that you just recorded from the second step.
    • You need to be linked to the server!
  4. Troubleshooting (if one thing does not work)
    • Be sure that the firewall on the pc operating the server is disabled, or a minimum of permits site visitors by way of on port 7777. Make sure you re-enable the firewall as soon as once more when you’ve got the prospect.
    • In case your native IP handle does begin with 169, you need to examine your community settings to get linked to the web.
    • The IP of the server could change, particularly if the router restarts. If you’re unable to connect with the server, undergo step 2 as soon as once more to see if the IP has modified.
      • If this turns into a recurring downside, you need to lookup “setting a static IP on (OS Name)”, the place OS Identify is the title of the server’s working system.
    • When you set the port of the Terraria server to one thing aside from the default of 7777, make it possible for the shoppers are connecting to no matter port the server is configured to make use of.

Historical past

  • Desktop
    • New problem values: 2 for grasp mode, 3 for journey mode.
    • A bunch of configuration file choices have been added for controlling journey mode energy permissions.
  • Desktop
    • Devoted servers can now be launched with -forcepriority to override server settings file’s course of precedence.
    • Dedicated server can now use -ip once more to set their native IP handle.
  • Desktop It’s best to now have a neater time reporting errors in the event that they occur on a server.
  • Desktop
    • You’ll now be capable to enter the password each time when getting into or making a server.
    • Many points with the devoted server and its configurations have been resolved.
    • Fastened a difficulty the place customers could be unable to ask one another when in “Invite Only” mode.
  • Desktop Fastened crashes when beginning the devoted server in a language aside from English.
  • Desktop 1.0.2:
    • Servers now take heed to all IP addresses on the internet hosting PC, no matter what number of community connections are energetic.
    • Typing “localhost” as a substitute of your individual native IP handle will hook up with your individual same-PC server.
    • Sport default port modified from 31337 to 7777.
    • Consumer will now resolve a hostname into its IP handle, for instance, if ran a server, you would kind because the IP handle and be capable to join.

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