Initial Valheim Server Setup - Southnode Style

Congratulations on your new Valheim Server!

 

You're no doubt familiar with the tales of Valhalla and the like, and you're about to step into that mythos! Time to configure your server for your own needs!

Valheim is relatively new, and as such configuration options are limited for the time being. Southnode Valheim servers are configured mostly via the Variables menu, which you can see circled below in the example:

 

Valheim Server Commandline Example

You can get to this screen by logging into our control panel (https://au-control.southnode.net for example if you are in the AU region). Here you can see, alongside the statistics of your server at the top (whilst it is running), the Variables tool, which is where you control your server's name, the world/save name, and your server's password. You can see these options in the below picture, which when you first configure your server will be the same as below:

Now we're not here to argue with you as to what to call your server, so we give you some defaults and allow you to change this at your leisure. Within the text boxes of each variable, change these to whatever you wish. NOTE: Valheim seems to have an issue where making the password, world save name or server name similar gives the server a hard time - it wont boot. We recommend making each of these unique, that being the Server Name (Which is the name of your server on the server list), World Save Name (Which is the unique world ID for your instance, which if you change will change the world to a new one, thereby starting a new save), and password (which is pretty self explanatory). For example, in the first box I could make my server The World of Lightning, with the save name GodofThunder, and the password crashboom.

The above would be perfect, plus who doesn't love a bit of wordplay? Once you've made your changes, hit the Update button, hit the Return button to go back to the server control page, and then restart your server with it's fresh new look!

 

Please feel free to reach out to us via a ticket in our client area if you have any concerns or issues - we're here to help!

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