Bohemia Interactive’s ARMA 3 military simulation is particularly popular in the mod and RP scene.
Our wiki contains everything you need to know about the game that was released on September 12, 2013.

Basic server configuration

Create backup

You can create backups for your GPORTAL server if you want to. You receive free storage space for saving your game play.

Note Please note that backups are not created automatically.

How to create a backup via the web interface:

  1. Log on to our website
  2. Click on “My Servers” in the menu on the left
  3. Select the desired server
  4. Click on “Backup” in the “Administration” menu on the left
  5. Click on “Create Backup
  6. The server stops for the backup
  7. After creating the backup, the server restarts automatically

Important No backups can be saved between 19:00 and 21:00 (CET).

Further server configuration

How do I use RCON?

  1. Download the RCON tool here:
  2. Unpack the tool on your computer
  3. Open the tool
  4. Click on “Connect to” from the “Connect to” menu
  5. Log on to our website
  6. Select the chosen server
  7. Make a note of your server’s IP and port
  8. Navigate to “Basic Settings” in the menu on the left
  9. Enter the Admin password
  10. Insert IP, port (default 2307) and Admin password in the RCON tool
  11. Connect with the RCON client on your server

If the connection is successful, you will receive the message “RCON Admin logged in” in the RCON tool.

How do I install mods?

  1. Download a mod
  2. Log on to our website
  3. Click on “My Server” in the menu on the left
  4. Select the chosen server
  5. Make a note of the FTP data
  6. Stop the server
  7. Connect to the FTP server using an FTP client
  8. Upload the mod to the root directory
  9. In the web interface, navigate to “Content” -> “Mods
  10. Activate the mod as “clientMod” or “serverMod
  11. Restart the server

NoteMod folders always start with “@”. The folder name cannot contain any special characters or spaces. Some mods need further steps. Take this information from the installation guide, which is usually included with the mods.

How can I use the Arma 3 Creator DLCs?

The Creator DLCs are DLCs developed by external developers with new content for the community. With a few short steps, you can use these DLCs on your server.

  • Stop your server
  • Using an FTP connection you have to upload the folder of the respective DLC to your server
    -> This should look like “GM – global mobilization” (in case of the Global Mobilization DLC)
  • You also need to upload the “bikey”, which you should usually find in the key folder of the client
  • Now go to the basic settings of your server in our web interface
  • Look for the following buttons there:
  • Here you can simply activate which DLC you want to use
  • Now edit the file server.cfg and enter in the line template= the name of the mission you want to load
    -> You can choose a standard Arma 3 mission
    -> Or you can load missions created by other players
    -> Just search for multiplayer scenarios in the Steam Workshop
  • Now start your server and have fun!