Easiest installation script for setting up Valheim on a dedicated Linux server with steamcmd running Ubuntu.
Start your own dedicated Valheim server built on Ubuntu with DigitalOcean services: * https://m.do.co/c/9d2217a2725c *
If you use my referral link, you will get 100USD credit for 60 days. (good way to test your dedicated server) I pay 40 bucks a month for my server and run 4CPU with 8GB RAM... Zero issues so far and maxed out 10 people
100% Success Rate: When instructions are followed
https://github.com/Nimdy/Dedicated_Valheim_Server_Script/wiki/Top-10-Reason-your-Server-is-not-working-and-how-to-fix.Top 10 reasons your Valheim server is not working:
Tested on: AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and DigitalOcean
OS - Ubuntu 18.06 LTS 64bit and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (tested 10 FEB 2021)
Recommended server settings: CPU: 4 (2 will work but meh) RAM: 8GB+ Harddrive: 250GB+
Credit and modivation from YT GeekHead, nicolas-martin for variable assignment, madmozg typo fixes and bherbruck profile creation corrections and beko for KillSignal=SIGINT corrections
Game is in Early Access meaning tons of updates and broken servers. Please post issues so we can make our edits and keep you up and running!
Visit the WIKI for common questions and answers https://github.com/Nimdy/Dedicated_Valheim_Server_Script/wiki
*DISCLAIMER: Use this at your own risk. There is nothing malicious within the script and its all 100% open source readable This game is in early access, plan on losing your worlds, issues happening a lot and random bugs with the Official Game *
*This script is to just get your started. I will try my best to keep everything updated as I learn issues. Check back often Check back often for updated vers of the script and server configuration files *
Come back and check for updates
Never run any script on a production server, unless you know what you are doing.
Create VM with minimum 2 CPUs and 4GB of ram. Otherwise server won't start.
*FOR DigitalOcean ONLY - private IP and routing fix for Valheim: *
edit 50-cloud-init.yaml vi /etc/netplan/50-cloud-init.yaml remove private IP address on eth0 (might be 10.10.something - do not remove your public IP the same one you use to SSH into the server or access it) netplan apply reboot
Please do not use the Hosting Company Command Line Interface if you can help it. Download putty and connect to your server via SSH. Download Putty here:https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/latest.html If you can connect to your Server's Ubuntu install via SSH through PUTTY, your networking/security groups are most likely setup correctly (for port 22). Thanks mscard02
Run as root(if brave enough) or sudo current user
1.Install GIT to pull down script
sudo apt-get install -y git net-tools
2.Change to OPT Dir
3.Clone GIT from Nimdy (Zero Bandwidth)
sudo git clone https://github.com/Nimdy/Dedicated_Valheim_Server_Script.git
4.Change dir to Dedicated_Valheim_Server_Script
5.Allow script to execute
sudo chmod +x build_dedicated_valheim_server.sh
6.Change PASSWORDS and CHANGE ME AREAS before launching
(I live in vi... use whatever you wish) sudo vi build_dedicated_valheim_server.sh # There are 4 things you need to change! # NOTE: Minimum password length is 5 characters & Password cant be in the server name. # NOTE: NO $ ' " in the passwords - you will break the script userpassword="user_password" <---password for the new Linux User it creates password="passw0rd" <---password for the Valheim Server Access displayname="server display name" <---Public display name for server worldname="111111111" <---local inside world name #Save the file (press ESC and save/exit by entering) :wq!
7.Execute installation file
8.A new version of /boot/grub/menu.lst promotx2 or DHCP - Keep local versions
Select keep the local version currently installed or No (default)
9.Agree to STEAM LICENSE AGREEMENT
Select Ok Select I Agree Press Enter
10.Allow ports 2456,2457,2458 on your server UDP (TCP shouldnt matter but whatever)
sudo ufw allow 2456:2458/tcp sudo ufw allow 2456:2458/udp
11.Stop Valheim service
sudo systemctl stop valheimserver.service
12.Reboot Server for the lawls!
13.Once your server comes back online wait 2-5 mins and check Valheim service
sudo systemctl status valheimserver.service
###Congratz! You did it, now get out there and start exploring with your friends!!!