Garry’s Mod

Garry’s Mod is a sandbox physics computer game named after the game’s programmer Garry Newman.
Garry’s Mod is still very popular, and the mod scene is very active.

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

Further Garry’s Mod server configuration

How do I install Steam workshop content?

  1. Generate an API Key at
  2. Log on to our website
  3. Click on “My Server” in the menu on the left
  4. Select the chosen server
  5. Stop the server
  6. Navigate to “Basic Settings” in the menu on the left
  7. Under the “Workshop” item, enter the API Key
  8. Enter the Collection ID under “Workshop Collection
  9. Confirm the change using the “Save” button
  10. Restart the server

NoteOnly complete collections work.

If you do not see the address bar on Steam, navigate to Steam -> Settings -> Interface and select “Show Steam URL address bar if available“.

How do I install DarkRP?

  1. Download DarkRP from GitHub
  2. Unzip the download on your computer
  3. Name the unzipped folder in “darkrp
  4. Log on to your GPORTAL account
  5. Select the chosen server
  6. Make a note of the FTP access data
  7. Use an FTP client to connect to the FTP
  8. Navigate to the “/garrysmod/gamesmodes” folder
  9. Navigate to “Basic Settings” in the web interface on the left
  10. Stop the server
  11. Select the game mode “DarkRP
  12. Restart the server

NoteRegularly update DarkRP. We recommend an interval of 1-2 months. Perform the above steps to update, overwriting the folder on the FTP server

Frequently Asked Questions / FAQ

How do I upload Garry’s Mod maps?

Maps for Garry’s Mod must be uploaded via the FTP server. Maps in workshop collections will not be transferred.

  1. Log on to our website
  2. Select the chosen server
  3. Make a note of the FTP data
  4. Start your FTP client (e.g. FileZila)
  5. Navigate to the “/maps” folder
  6. Load the maps into the directory
  7. Restart the server to implement the changes