In Rust, you find yourself on an island with nothing but a stone and a torch. Find resources to create homes, weapons, and medicine. Your goal is to survive and protect yourself from wild animals and hostile people. If you die, you lose everything from your inventory and start at another point.

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).

How do I become In-game Admin?

  1. Copy your Steam 64 ID*
  2. Log on to our website
  3. Click on “My Server” in the menu on the left
  4. Select the chosen server
  5. Click on “Basic Settings” in the menu on the left
  6. Scroll down in the interface to “ManageUsers
  7. Select the type and enter the Steam 64 ID
  8. Save and restart the server

* Steam 64 ID tool:

How do I install Oxide?

  1. Log on to our website
  2. Click on “My Server” in the menu on the left
  3. Select the chosen server
  4. Click on “Basic Settings” in the menu on the left
  5. Stop the server
  6. Switch to “Oxide Mods” to activate it
  7. Restart the server to implement the changes

Frequently Asked Questions / FAQ

How do I activate RUST+?

To use RUST+ on your smartphone, the option must be activated on the server. Proceed as follows:

  1. Log in through our website.
  2. Click on “My servers” in the left menu
  3. Select the desired server
  4. Open the basic settings and activate Rust+
  5. Restart the server
  6. Download the “Rust+” app from the Google App Store or Apple Store
  7. Log in with your STEAM account
  8. Open RUST on your PC
  9. Connect to your server
  10. Press ESC and select RUST+. There you can “pair” the connection from Rust+ to the server
  11. Confirm the connection in the app
  12. Now you can use your server in the Rust+ app. Have fun!

How do I connect to a server?

Connect via Steam

  1. Open Steam and click on “Show
  2. Click on “Server
  3. Navigate to “Favorites” and right mouse click in the empty field
  4. Enter your server’s IP and query port
  5. Update the Favorites
  6. Double click on the new entry and connect

Connect through the in-game console

  1. Copy the IP & port of the server from the web interface
  2. Start the game
  3. Press F1 to open the console
  4. Enter the IP & Port and confirm with Enter

Connect to server using server search

  1. Start the game
  2. Navigate to the server browser
  3. Enter the server name in search
  4. Double click on the server to connect

Oxide Mod NoticeIf the Oxide Mod is active, you can find the server under “Modded”

How to set up a whitelist on the server

To protect the server from unauthorized players, we recommend using a whitelist. Only the players on the whitelist can join your server. The rest of the players cannot connect. This whitelist can be set up via this Oxide plugin:

  • Install Oxide in the basic settings
  • Restart the server once. After the restart, an “Oxide” folder appears in the main directory
  • Establish the connection via FTP. (Explanation see above)
  • Load the plug-in into the Oxide/Plugins folder.
  • Now restart the server and connect.
  • Now open the console as admin with F1
  • Execute the following command: oxide.grant user STEAM64ID whitelist.allow

The desired player is now whitelisted and has access to your server.