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How to Change the Name of an Arma 3 Server

Last modified on Aug 10, 2023 in arma

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Change an Arma 3 Server Name


When running an Arma 3 server, attracting and maintaining new players can be important for the server’s health. The more players that join, the more experiences that are available to everyone who participates in the gamemodes. With so many servers available, providing a “hook” to encapsulate players is necessary to get them to join. Luckily, Arma 3 allows you to customize your server name to anything you may require. Whether you choose a flashy name or one relating to the server’s setup, this is all possible. Adjusting the server name is easy with Apex Hosting’s config files page, so we have written this tutorial to show you how to get started.

Adjusting the Server Name

  1. Navigate to your Apex Server Panel, then log in.
  2. Stop the server and ensure it is fully offline.
    Arma 3 Name Stop Server
  3. In the left-hand menu, proceed to the Config Files tab, followed by Server Config.
  4. Here, locate the hostname field.
    Arma 3 Name Config File
  5. Between the quotation marks, type in your desired server name.
  6. Once complete, press the Save button at the top of the page.
  7. Afterwards, return to the main panel page, then restart the server.


Server Changes

The server will now start up, allowing these changes to take effect on your server. Once online, players will be able to see your new server name in a few different locations.

Viewing the Name In-Game

Arma 3 Name In-Game

One of the first locations you’ll be able to view the server name is in the game’s server browser. Alongside this information, you’ll be able to see the difficulty, map, if Anti-Cheat is required, and much more.

Viewing the Name with Steam

Arma 3 Name Steam

Alternatively, the server name can also be found within the Steam server browser. Here you will also be able to view the number of players, current map, and more.


After that, you now know how to change the name of your Arma 3 server and view it in-game. Having a unique server name not only helps your server to stand out, but it can allow players to return to the server by searching its name. While having a unique name is less important if you just play with friends, it can still make the experience more personalized. From silly names to serious ones, these can be changed at any time by returning to the Apex panel and adjusting it to your liking. With this newfound information, you can gear up and head into your personalized Arma 3 server and rule the battlefield!

Helpful Links

Arma 3 Steam Page
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