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Admin Panel Rust Plugin – Blog

Admin Panel Rust Plugin

Hosting a dedicated Rust server typically involves using uMod plugins, allowing owners to add custom features. Some of these include admin privileges, such as teleportation, godmode, and lots of other similar functionality. Almost every plugin requires...
Advert Messages Rust Plugin – Blog

Advert Messages Rust Plugin

Hosting Rust servers allows for many different abilities, with plugin support being a highly sought after one. Using them can help build a professional and engaging environment for your players. Without plugins, inconveniences or issues may arise as you...
Better Chat Rust Plugin – Blog

Better Chat Rust Plugin

Managing and customizing your Rust server can involve many different features, with one of them being chat formatting. This allows you to be recognized as the owner in-game, including admins, moderators, and other roles. These features are controlled...
Dangerous Treasures Rust Plugin – Blog

Dangerous Treasures Rust Plugin

The default gameplay of Rust can already be a challenge, especially with many players on one dedicated server. However, in some cases there aren’t enough of them to entertain everyone. Fortunately, using uMod plugins can spice up the gameplay experience f...
How to Add a Website URL to a Rust Server – Blog

How to Add a Website URL to a Rust Server

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...
How to Add Plugins to a Rust Server – Blog

How to Add Plugins to a Rust Server

  A large part of owning a Rust server is adding plugins to further customize your gameplay. Many servers use plugins for moderation, customized wipe mechanics, and even whitelists. These can add important features that vanilla servers may be missing....
How to Add Tags to a Rust Server – Blog

How to Add Tags to a Rust Server

When owning a Rust server, you may eventually want to configure your server from a wide range of setups and configurations for gameplay. When this happens, you may want a way to let players know what kind of server they should expect before joining. Luckily,...
How to Ban and Unban Players on Rust – Blog

How to Ban and Unban Players on Rust

  When owning any Rust server, moderation is one of the most important aspects to have. When a player is breaking rules, sometimes it becomes necessary to administer a ban, preventing them from joining the server. Rust is no exception, as you may...
How to Change the Header Image on a Rust Server – Blog

How to Change the Header Image on a Rust Server

When playing on a Rust dedicated server, you may find the default server header to be repetitive and desire something unique. Luckily, Rust servers allow you to set a header image to allow your server to stand out. Setting a Rust header image can be tedious...
How to Change The Rust Server Description – Blog

How to Change The Rust Server Description

When owning a Rust server, customizing the server details can be crucial to receiving and maintaining players. One of these customizations is the Rust server description, which can be customized to relay any information you desire. Whether you use this...
How to Change the World Size on a Rust Server – Blog

How to Change the World Size on a Rust Server

When playing on a Rust server, exploring the vast landscape and buildings is a crucial part of gameplay. After some time, you may find your existing world to be limiting, leaving a desire to explore more. Luckily, Rust allows you to directly change the...
How to Change Time in Rust – Blog

How to Change Time in Rust

Sometimes, it can get dark in your Rust server world and cause a variety of problems. One of these is the ability to navigate, as almost everything is in pitch blackness. Only specific items or structures can produce light, making most of the world difficult...
How to Change Your Rust Server Name – Blog

How to Change Your Rust Server Name

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 c...
How to Connect to a Rust Server via FTP – Blog

How to Connect to a Rust Server via FTP

Hosting Rust servers can be an easy way to set up a world to play with others, but for some owners the default gameplay isn’t enough. This leads them to explore ways to configure and customize their server, making the game unique for every player. Whether i...
How to Edit Rust Plugins – Blog

How to Edit Rust Plugins

Many Rust server owners try out plugins to customize their gameplay experience, such as making crafting instantaneous or adding announcements. Although, configuring their respective settings are typically required to achieve your desired goals. This means...
How to Enable a Whitelist on a Rust Server – Blog

How to Enable a Whitelist on a Rust Server

  Rust is a very social game, with all servers being available to the community at all times. Whether someone joins through an IP or finds the server in the community list, there are times where you may prefer to keep the server private. With the...
How to Improve Rust Server Performance – Blog

How to Improve Rust Server Performance

Managing a Rust server with players on it can be a difficult task, especially if there are on-going performance issues. These situations can arise due to an overwhelming amount of entities, a large map, too many plugins, or simply low memory. When this...
How to Increase Gather Rates on a Rust Server – Blog

How to Increase Gather Rates on a Rust Server

When playing on a Rust server, you may find the amount of resources inadequate for gameplay. Oftentimes when building large bases or assisting players in getting a head start after a reset, an item multiplier may be desired. Luckily, the Gather Manager...
How to Install and Configure the Rust+ Companion App – Blog

How to Install and Configure the Rust+ Companion App

When playing on a Rust server, you may eventually have the desire to keep track of the server’s progress while both online and offline. Introducing the official Rust+ Companion app, a mobile application that provides a variety of tools to make your l...
How to Install and Use the Better Loot Plugin in Rust – Blog

How to Install and Use the Better Loot Plugin in Rust

Within the chaotic lands of Rust, the fight for resources and items is a constant battle between players. Whether it is gathering wood or collecting loot from containers, many people believe that the default settings are not up to par. To combat this,...
How to Install and Use the Vanish Plugin in Rust – Blog

How to Install and Use the Vanish Plugin in Rust

When owning a Rust server, you may become aggravated with the need to disconnect from the server to be safe or be visible to other players despite being an admin. This may lead you to the world of Rust plugins, which can vastly change the gameplay and...
How to Install the Stacksize Controller Plugin for Rust Servers – Blog

How to Install the Stacksize Controller Plugin for Rust Servers

When playing on a Rust server, you may find yourself troubled with repetitive item stacks taking up your storage. This can cause trouble if you require tons of the same item or increase resource gathering for items like wood. Luckily, the Stacksize Controller...
How to Install the Welcomer Plugin on a Rust Server – Blog

How to Install the Welcomer Plugin on a Rust Server

When owning a Rust server, you may eventually find the need to spice up your server with welcome messages. This can allow players to stand out or make your server memorable when they join. Introducing Welcomer, a uMod plugin that allows you to add and...
How to Join a Rust Server – Blog

How to Join a Rust Server

  Rust is a game purely about surviving in a world where everything is out to get you. Whether facing the environment, animals hunting you, or even other players, you must be willing to do anything to live through another day. Entirely built upon...
How to Make a Rust Server – Blog

How to Make a Rust Server

Many players around the world enjoy Rust, as it involves surviving in a harsh environment and challenges them to upgrade equipment. However, in some cases people want to host a private world for their friends instead of being on a public server. Other...
How to Manually Reset a Rust Server World – Blog

How to Manually Reset a Rust Server World

After playing on a Rust server for long enough, you may find the gameplay becomes monotonous as you collect the most powerful items and have the largest base. When this occurs, you may begin to desire a fresh start and return to the start of the world....
How to Set Admins on a Rust Server – Blog

How to Set Admins on a Rust Server

When owning a Rust server, adding admins is an important step for moderation. Whether to keep track or remove cheating players or simply configuring plugins using the in-game commands, having admin players is the best option to keep your Rust server in...
How to Setup Rust RCON – Blog

How to Setup Rust RCON

  When owning any Rust server, having console access to see what is occurring is very important, so you can see exactly what players are doing and if any errors are present. With Apex Hosting, we provide a console on our panel that allows you to...
How to Upload Custom World Files on Rust – Blog

How to Upload Custom World Files on Rust

  When playing Rust, a large part of the game is exploring the large world to get the best loot. Sometimes, server owners will prefer to have a customized map in order to have control over the biomes and monuments that appear. Whether it’s to have a...
How to Use Rust Oxide Commands – Blog

How to Use Rust Oxide Commands

  A large part of hosting a Rust server is adding plugins to improve gameplay. From increasing drop rates, to easy wipe mechanics, and more, these plugins can make the game more fun for all players. Some of these plugins require permissions to operate,...
Instant Craft Rust Plugin – Blog

Instant Craft Rust Plugin

Building bases or creating weapons takes time in Rust, which varies depending on the item you craft. If it’s higher grade materials, it’ll be longer until it’s made and can become problematic for your server’s players. Solving this requires the Instant...
Quick Smelt Rust Plugin – Blog

Quick Smelt Rust Plugin

Crafting items in Rust can be a long process, as smelting materials is required. This can take too much time for players to do, especially if they’re trying to create lots of tools, armor, or structures. Sometimes, users want to easily smelt and craft m...
Rust Admin Commands – Blog

Rust Admin Commands

Using commands in Rust can be confusing, especially if you’re a brand new server owner. This is due to all the different possibilities, from controlling entities to configuring settings. Whether you’re managing other players or simply customizing the...
Save Announcer Rust Plugin – Blog

Save Announcer Rust Plugin

Automatic saving in Rust servers helps maintain character and world progression, but doesn’t notify players in-game. This can be troublesome for some users, as saves can create temporary lag. If a particular player is in a combat situation, then being n...
Sign Artist Rust Plugin – Blog

Sign Artist Rust Plugin

Customizing your Rust server can involve lots of potential features, with the most popular one being custom images. This allows you and players alike to make imagery on signs, making it on display for everyone to see. Additionally, generating custom text...
Time of Day Rust Plugin – Blog

Time of Day Rust Plugin

Rust’s nighttime can be too dark for some players, as there are hardly any light sources nearby in the map. This can complicate your gameplay since it hinders exploration and makes surviving harder. Solving this problem involves using uMod plugins on y...
ZLevels Remastered Rust Plugin – Blog

ZLevels Remastered Rust Plugin

Players tend to be familiar with normal Rust dedicated servers, as the game is programmed to be the same across the board. Whether a user mines stone or cuts down a tree, the amount of items given to them is known. In some cases, owners may feel this...