We have a video tutorial on how to set up your server for the first time:
Do you want to start your own Valheim server? This guide will show you how to easily start your own online multiplayer server for Valheim in just a few steps.
Using a Valheim Server Host
Valheim server hosts are the easiest and fastest way to start a new Valheim server.
- Choose a Valheim server host such as Shockbyte.
- Once you have completed your purchase, you will automatically receive an email with your login details to the control panel.
- To join your Valheim server, follow this guide: How to Join Your Valheim Server
That's it! If you require any further assistance, you can contact Shockbyte's 24/7 support team at any time.
Benefits of a Valheim Server Host
Using a Valheim server host has many benefits over hosting locally.
- Best possible performance
- Online 24/7, even when you are not playing
- Dedicated support team to assist with any issues
- Easy to setup and manage
If you're just playing multiplayer Valheim with one or two other players, you may be able to get away with running a server off your computer. However, your computer will need to be online and hosting the server for players to connect. It is advised that the person with the best internet connection and most powerful computer hardware runs the server.
To host a game on your own computer, either create a new world or choose an existing one, then select the Start server option. Next, you'll be asked to enter a password. Then, click Start to load in. Your server should now appear in the Join Game tab, where players can search for your server and enter the password to connect.
If you are looking to host a server for more than one to two players, or are experiencing any lag, it is recommended to use a dedicated Valheim server host, such as Shockbyte.If you require any further assistance, please contact our support at: https://shockbyte.com/billing/submitticket.php