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How to Change The Rust Server Description

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mc head By Dalton Whalen

Rust Server Description


When owning a Rust server, customizing the server details can be crucial to receiving and maintaining players. One of these customizations is the Rust server description, which can be customized to relay any information you desire. Whether you use this to display when a server was last wiped, information on what the server includes, or more, having a description is vital to making your server stand out. Adding a server description for a Rust server can be confusing, so we have created this Apex Hosting guide to ease you through the setup instructions.

Adjusting Through the Panel

  1. Navigate to the Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
  2. Scroll down and locate the Public Server Description field.
  3. In the field, enter the desired description.
  4. Once complete, scroll down and press the Save button.
  5. Finally, restart the server for the changes to appear.


Adjusting Through Customizations

  1. Navigate to the Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
  2. Proceed to the Customizations tab on the left-hand side,
  3. Locate the Public Server Description field.
  4. Enter the desired server description.
  5. Once complete, return to the main panel page and restart the server.



When entering a server description, you can add a line space by adding \n to the description. Some examples include:

  • Apex Hosting\nTutorial Server\n2022
  • Apex Rust Server\nWhitelisted
  • Rust Server Description\nWelcome

For single-line descriptions, adding a line space is not necessary.

Common Issues

The description is not saving on the Apex panel:
Oftentimes, this occurs because the changed settings are not saving properly. After changing the settings on the panel, ensure the Save button at the bottom of the page is pressed. Alternatively, change the description through the Customizations tab in order to see if changes occur. Once this is done, restart the server once again.

Changes are not occurring in-game:
Oftentimes this issue can occur when server changes are made while the game is already running. To fix this, restart your Rust application, which will clear the server cache. After this is done, the changes you made should now take effect and be visible to yourself and other players.

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