How to Adjust Your Starbound Server Settings

Your server settings are where you’ll customise and configure your Starbound server. We offer full access to your files, so you won’t have to worry about missing out on any features. You can access these files through your control panel and edit them with our built-in text editor, or you can edit them manually by connecting to your server via FTP.

Note: You’ll need to start the server at least once before the config file is generated.

Access the Server Settings

  1. Log in to your Control Panel and Stop your server.
  2. Navigate to Files > Config Files.
  3. Open Starbound Server Settings.

    Note: Here, you’ll find a list of your server settings.
  4. Press Save and Restart your server.

Access the Config Files Using FTP File Access

  1. Log in to your server’s Control Panel and Stop your server.
  2. Navigate to Files > FTP File Access.
  3. Log into your server’s FTP directory using the password used to access the control panel.
  4. Navigate to the /storage/ directory and click the Edit button next to starbound_server.config.
  5. Click Save and Restart your server once you’ve made the desired changes.

Starbound Config Options

The following table documents some of the most relevant settings and a short description of what they do.




Sets the maximum number of players that can join the server.


Sets the maximum number of players that can be on a team.

You can find our complete guide on configuring max player count and team size here.


Values: true, false
Default = true

Allows admins to use cheats and manage players.

You can find our guide on becoming an admin here.


Values: true, false
Default = false

Allows all players who join the server to run any admin command.


Values: true, false
Default = false

Allows all players to join without providing a username or password. 


Values: true, false
Default = false

Allows anonymous players to use admin commands.


Values: true, false
Default = true

Sets if new users are greeted with the tutorial.

You’ve now successfully changed your server settings! 

If you'd like to have more control over your Starbound server, please check out our guide on How to Become an Admin on Your Starbound Server.

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

Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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