How to Change the Name of an Eco Server
Last modified on Aug 10, 2023 in Eco
By Dalton Whalen
In the collision-course world of Eco, working with others to establish a community is necessary to prolong the life of the planet. Doing so requires players to join, however, which can be difficult if the server does not stand out to passerbys. Luckily, Eco allows you to change your server name, which can greatly impact the likelihood of a player joining and to keep the server memorable. In addition to this, formatting can be used to bold, italicize, and add colors to further draw eyes towards your server. With Apex Hosting, changing the server name is simplified with our Customization tab, so we have created this guide to help you get started.
Changing the Server Name
- Navigate to the Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
- In the left-hand menu, locate and select the
- Once here, find the
- Fill in the desired server name within the text field.
- Afterwards, return to the main panel page and restart the server.
Once the server is online, the name will be visible for everyone to view. It will primarily appear in both the in-game server browser, as well as the recent/favorites list on the main menu. In addition to this, the new name can be entered in the search bar for players to easily locate and join your server at any time.
In addition to being able to change the server name, various formatting codes can be added to make the name pop up quite a bit more.
The most noticeable formatting is the ability to add colors to the name itself. This is achieved by using the <color=X> and </color> tags surrounding a name. One of the two ways to determine a color is to add the name, seen below:
<color=red>Apex Tutorial Server</color>
Alternatively, the color name can be replaced with hexadecimal code. Codes can be determined on a site like this one, allowing you to enter the 6-digit code and set a more specific color.
<color=#0078FF>Apex Tutorial Server</color>
Bold and Italics
Similar to the colors, the <b> and <i> tags will allow you to bold and italics text respectively. In addition to this, both tags can be combined at the same time or with colors to have multiple formats within your title.
<b>Bold</b>, <i>Italics</i>, <b><i>Both, <color=green>Everything</b></i></color>
Hex color codes appear as plain text:
Oftentimes, this can occur if the code is not correctly entered when adding it to the name itself. When adding a hex color code, the # must come before the 6-digit code, otherwise it will not work. Alternatively, ensure that the symbols surround the code, otherwise the game cannot interpret it normally.
The name is not changing:
If the name is not changing in-game, first ensure that the server was properly restarted after adjusting the customization. If issues are still occurring after this, restart Eco altogether to refresh the server cache in-game to prevent any issues from appearing. If this does not fix it, attempt to find the server within the in-game server browser, as the name may not always appear correctly in the recent tab.