How to Change Your Server Description, Header Image and URL

To change your server’s description, header image and URL, you can follow these steps:

  1. Stop your server.
  2. Navigate to Files > Config Files and select server.cfg.If you do not see this file, please start your server at least once before following this guide.
      • If the file still has not been generated, you can create it yourself. Navigate to Files > FTP File Access > server > my_server_identity > cfg and click New File on the left side of the screen. Create a file titled server.cfg.


  3. Add the following items you wish to change:
    • Server URL: Add the line server.url “”, replacing with the link to your website or discord.
    • Server Description: Add the line server.description “Welcome to my Rust server\nPlease be nice to each other.\n\nIf you need help contact an admin” which can then be modified to say whatever you would like. \n is used to start a new line.
    • Header Image: Add the line server.headerimage “", replacing the URL with the URL of your image. The image should be in a .jpg or .png file type and have the dimensions of 512 x 256 pixels.
    If your image is too large or too small, there are many image resizing websites available.

    Your server.cfg file should look similar to the below.

    server.url “”
    server.description “Welcome to my Rust server\nPlease be nice to each other.\n\nIf you need help contact an admin”
    server.headerimage “"


  4. Save the file and Start your server.

    After the server starts up, you should see the description, image and website button show up when you click on the server in the server list.

    If you completed these steps with the game running and the server does not show anything, restart your game and they should appear.

Getting a Link for Your Header Image

  1. Once you have an image with the correct dimensions, upload it to an image hosting service like Imgur.
  2. Once uploaded, right-click the image and select Open image in new tab.

  3. Copy the image URL from the address bar and add it to your server.cfg file following the step above.

If you require any further assistance, please contact our support at:

Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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