How To Upload a Custom Save to Your Starbound Server

Uploading a world to your Starbound server is quick and easy, whether you're continuing a single-player world or trying out a custom map.

Preparing Your Server for a Custom World

  1. Log in to your control panel and Stop your server.

    Note: Before proceeding with the next step, it’s recommended to backup your server and download this to your computer.
  2. Access your server's FTP directory
  3. Navigate to /storage/universe/.
  4. Delete all the files in this folder.

Locating Your Universe Folder

You will need to locate your Universe folder when continuing from a Singleplayer save. You can do this through Steam via the following steps:

  1. Access your Steam Library.
  2. Navigate to Starbound, right-click the game and click Properties…
  3. Navigate to Installed Files and click Browse…
  4. Navigate to /storage/universe/.

Uploading Your Universe to The Server

Once you’ve located your Universe folder, you’re ready to upload this to the server. If you’re continuing from a Singleplayer world, ensure your game is closed before proceeding.

  1. Access your server's FTP directory.
  2. Navigate to /storage/universe/ inside your server.
  3. Move all Universe files from your computer to the /storage/universe/ folder on your server.
  4. Start your server.

You can now join your server and play with your custom world!

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

Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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