How to Create a Password for an Eco Server
Eco servers can be a great way to make new friends, but there is always the chance you will get attention from the occasional troll. Logging back in just to find your builds and progress have been griefed is heartbreaking. Creating a server password is a good way to prevent this from happening while still allowing your friends to join. It is also a good way to secure your server if you want to play on it alone. Setting a new password can be a bit daunting for people new to Eco server hosting. Luckily, this brief guide will walk you through the process of creating a server password with the Apex Hosting control panel.
- Navigate to your server’s Control Panel and login.
- Press the red
Stopbutton to shut off the server if you haven’t done so already.
- Click on the
Customizationstab in the menu on the left side of the page.
- Locate the
Server Passwordtext box. It will be under the
Securitysection near the top of the customizations page.
- Type in your new server password. If you need help creating a strong password, you can use a website like this one to generate a random one for you.
- Finally, return to the main page of your control panel and restart the server.
The new password will go into effect immediately. Once the server is done restarting you will receive a prompt to enter the password the next time you try to join the server.
Joining the Server with the Password
Using your new password to join your server is very straightforward. Here is a quick rundown on how to do it.
- Start up Eco as you would normally and click on the
- Click on the
Add Serverbutton at the top of the
- A new window will pop up for you to enter your server’s address. This can be found in your Control Panel in the
- Paste in your server’s address, then hit the big green
- A new window will appear prompting you to enter your server’s new password. Enter the password into the text box and hit the green
- (optional) If you like, you can check the
Remember mebox for the game to save your password for you.
After you submit the password, the game will connect to the server and start loading your world. If you haven’t joined before you should be greeted with the character creation menu.
With that your new password is applied to your Eco server and is ready to be used. This is a very useful method to secure your server from any unwanted guests. You can play in peace, or with a few select friends, without having to worry about trolls or random players joining and damaging your world. You can also change the password at any time by following the steps outlined above. This is a great way to lock down the server if you decide you want to play alone or need to make changes to the world before letting regular players join again. Just be sure to restart the server after each change to be certain the new password takes effect.
I keep getting an “Invalid password” error when I try to join the server.
This happens when the password you have entered is incorrect. Double-check that you are typing in the exact same password you created in your control panel. If you are copying and pasting the password from the panel, try typing it in manually instead. Copy and paste can sometimes add extra characters.
I get a “Connection Failed” error when I try to join the server.
There are several possible causes for this error. In most cases, it is due to a weak connection to the server. Try restarting your router to see if that resolves the problem. If you haven’t already done so, consider using a wired connection instead of WiFi to get the best possible connection.