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How to Change Your Rust Server Name

Last modified on Sep 2, 2022 in rust

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When owning a Rust server, personalizing your server is often important for players and owners alike. Whether it’s to make your server stand out in a list or simply add some life to the server information screen, one of the many personalizations is changing the Rust server name. Using this you can set your server name to be descriptive of what the server is about, use something memorable, or even just a fun name for yourself and friends. Changing the Rust server name can be confusing for unfamiliar players, so we have created this Apex Hosting guide to ease you through the setup process.

Changing Through The Main Panel

  1. Navigate to the Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
  2. Scroll down and locate the Public Server Name field.
  3. In this field, enter the server name you desire.
  4. Once complete, scroll down and press the Save button.
  5. Restart the server to load up the changes.


Changing 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 Name field.
  4. Enter the server name you wish to use.
  5. Once complete, return to the main panel page and restart the server.

Once this is complete, your server should now display your chosen display name in the server browser!



Common Issues

The server name keeps changing back on the panel:
Oftentimes, this means that the name is not saved properly. After the name is set on the main panel page, ensure that you click the Save button at the bottom of the page to allow the changes to take effect. If issues still occur, access the Customizations tab and see if the name properly updates through there.

The name is not changing in-game:
There are many reasons why the name is not changing for you in-game. First, ensure that the server is restarted after the changes are saved in order for it to take effect. If the name still does not change after a server restart, attempt to restart your own game and take another look. This will clear the game’s server cache and should display the changes that were made.

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