How to Adjust Your Project Zomboid Server Settings

To configure your Project Zomboid server, you can modify options in your Project Zomboid Server Settings file or your active world's .ini file.

The Project Zomboid Server Settings file contains general config options like server name, password, etc. In addition, there will be a .ini file for every world generated on your server.

Your active world's .ini file will contain more specific configuration options for your server's gameplay.

Note: Before making any changes to your server configurations, ensure that you Stop your server, and then Start it again once the change has been made.

Accessing your Configuration Files

Your primary server setting files can easily be accessed using the Files > Config Files section of your server's control panel.

  1. Access your control panel.
  2. Navigate to Files > Config Files.
  3. Here you can either open your world's .ini file or your server settings file.

Configuring your Server Settings

Once you have access to your server settings, you can make any required changes. The table below lists all of the available common server settings in your Project Zomboid Server Settings file.

Option Description
Automatic Steam Updates Determine whether to automatically update the game files via Steam on server startup. It is recommended to keep this setting set to enabled.
Steam Beta Enter any desired Steam beta codes here. Leave this empty if you are not intending to play using a PZ public Steam beta build.
Steam VAC Use Valve Anti-Cheat, we recommend you keep this enabled if you use Steam.
Use Steam Use Steam for your server, if this is set to false, your server will use GoG.
World Name Configure the name of your active world/save. Will create a new world when changed.
Server Name Sets the name on the server displayed on the in-game PZ server browser.
Max Players Set to your desired player limit.
Admin Password Sets a password allowing players to become an admin.
Custom Spawn Choices Allows you to create custom spawn locations for your server. Refer to this guide for more details.

For details on the configuration options that can be found in a world's .ini file, please refer to this wiki page.

To learn more about Project Zomboid server hosting, you can browse our library of Knowledgebase articles here.

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Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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