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How to Add a Website URL to a Rust Server

Last modified on Nov 3, 2022 in rust

mc head By Dalton Whalen


When hosting a Rust dedicated server, you may find yourself wanting to allow your players to access more server information. Whether you have a website, social media, or more, it will require your players to locate and visit it. Luckily, Rust servers allow you to add a URL link to the server information page in-game, so any player can access the URL that you define. Adding a website URL to a Rust server can be confusing, so we have created this Apex Hosting guide to ease you through the setup process.

Changing Through Customizations

  1. Navigate to the Apex Server Panel and stop the server.
  2. Proceed to the Customizations tab on the left-hand side.
  3. Locate the Server URL text field.
  4. Fill the text field using your desired URL link.
    Rust URL Field
  5. Once complete, return to the main panel page and restart the server.


Changing Through FTP

  1. Navigate to the Apex Server Panel and stop the server.
  2. Proceed to the FTP File Access tab on the left-hand side and log in.
  3. Enter the server folder, then your world folder, followed by the cfg folder.
    Rust URL FTP
  4. Locate or create the server.cfg file, then press edit to the far-right.
  5. On a blank line, add the following:
  6. server.url "[your url link]"

  7. Replace [your url link] with your desired URL link, keeping the quotations.
    Rust URL Manual
  8. Press Save once complete, then return to the main panel page to restart the server.

Once this is complete, a View Webpage button should appear in your server window.

Rust URL In Game

Clicking this will open your URL link, whether it is for a website, social media, or more!

Common Issues

The View Webpage button doesn’t appear in-game:
There are a few reasons this may occur, however it usually means the server is not properly locating the URL. Try to enter the URL link once again, then restart the server to check for changes. If issues persist, attempt the FTP instructions or vice versa.

The View Webpage button appears, but the link doesn’t work:
If this occurs, it often means there is an issue with the entered URL link. Ensure the link is typed correctly or leads to an active page. If issues still occur, enter the URL in the browser to ensure it works, then copy it afterwards once again.

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