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How to host a DayZ server?

Last modified on 27 December 2023 in DayZ
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Spartak Itskovich

Spartak Itskovich

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Creating a dedicated DayZ server

DayZ was released in 2013 and developed by Bohemia Interactive. It is available on various platforms (PC, Xbox One, and PS4) and is still regularly updated by players who add their own content (mods) to it. The game has a special place in the hearts of many players, and this is reflected in the online game and the number of modifications, such as role-playing servers (RP) and battle royale modes. Do you want to make your own great server and invite your friends and other players? In this article, we will show you how to start hosting your own DayZ server with us!

Where to start setting up a server? Read below

Choose which server characteristics you need

The server plan depends entirely on how you are going to use it - that is, whether you will have a lot of players on it or you want a small server "for your own".

Getting acquainted with the tariffs (server plans)

For the game Daze we have three tariffs, each of them differs in the strength of the system on which your future hosting will be located:

TIP

If you want to familiarize yourself with the tariffs in person, follow the DayZ game on our website

Start

The tariff called Start has the following characteristics:

  • CPU (processor): AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 2 vCores / 4.2 GHz,
  • RAM: 4 GB,
  • Disk capacity: 10 gigabytes, SSD.

With this plan, you will be able to create a server where 8 players can play comfortably at once. The cost of this plan is $12.99, but we offer you to pay only $6.49 for the first month.

Advanced

The plan called "Advanced" has the following characteristics:

  • CPU (processor): AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 4 vCores / 4.2 GHz,
  • RAM: 8 GB,
  • Disk capacity: 20 gigabytes, SSD.

With this plan, you can create a server that can comfortably accommodate 24 players at once. The cost of this plan is $25.99, but we offer you to pay only $12.99 for the first month.

Expert

The tariff called "Expert" has the following characteristics:

  • CPU (processor): AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 6 vCores / 4.2 GHz,
  • RAM: 12 GB,
  • Disk capacity: 30 gigabytes, SSD.

With this plan, you can create a server that can comfortably accommodate 40 players at once. The cost of this plan is $35.99, but we offer you to pay only $17.99 for the first month.

TIP

Also, before buying the tariff you like, we offer a trial version for 7 days for free

Setting up your server

Download and manage with SteamCMD

SteamCMD is a command-line console (terminal) used to install Steam-related files and is the mechanism by which the DayZ server is installed and updated.

1) Create a folder for the server.

2) Create a server file in this folder, for example, "MyDayZServer".

3) Download SteamCMD for Windows.

4) Unzip the contents of the zip file to the folder you created for steamcmd.

5) Run the steamcmd.exe program (your computer may ask you to confirm that you want to run it).

6) Once launched, this file will be downloaded, installed and updated to the latest version of SteamCMD.

Setting up a dedicated server for the game

At the console prompt, enter the following commands one by one (press Enter after each):

  • force_install_dir "The path to the folder with your server"
  • login "Your Steam login"
  • password "password"
  • app_update 221100
  • quit

Now use the console to configure your server's settings and rules as you wish. There are many online tutorials to help you with this.

TIP

If you purchased a server from us, it will be much more convenient to use our GODLIKE panel

Now you know how to start hosting your own DayZ server! Play together with GODLIKE.

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