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Managing Your Game Server

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Overview

As a server owner, having access to each piece of your server is crucial to maintaining proper setup and backend configuration. The server details and management page is what you see when you first select one of your servers to manage from the Apex Server Panel. Here, you can access a variety of tools and options available for your server. From monitoring the chat and console to accessing all of the server files, understanding each section of the server panel is necessary to utilize it to its fullest potential. In order to provide a greater understanding of the server panel for unfamiliar users, we have created this Apex Hosting guide to provide the necessary information you will need.
 

Logging In

Logging in to your control panel is very straightforward. All you need to do is check your email.

an example email with the login information shown

In order to maintain security, Apex creates randomly generated passwords for every new control panel account. This password is sent to the email address you provided when you purchased the server. The email will look similar to the one pictured above.

The login page on the panel

Once you have the email pulled up you can copy and paste your information into the login page here. For your security the panel will automatically log you out if your IP Address changes. You can check the Allow IP Changes box to disable this function.

 

The button to open your servers on the panel's dashboard.

Once you are logged in you will be greeted with a nice dashboard displaying our latest guides, news, and some other useful information you can use to learn more about server hosting. Click on the green Go to my server button at the top of the page to pull up your new server’s panel and start making changes.

Main Panel Page

Main

Upon accessing your server, you will be greeted by your main panel page. This page is where you can change the server name, adjust the world, and alter other important settings. Along the left-hand side are various sections, each with their own use.

 

Console

Your console is where you can find the ongoing logs for your server. From here you can enter server commands such as op and ban. The logs from the console are also used to troubleshoot any errors the server may encounter and keep track of what is happening while it is running.

Console

 

Chat

Chat

Players

Players

This section will log and display the in-game player chat along with displaying all players that are currently online. You can use this section to chat with your players too, but you will show up as “console” or “server” in-game.

This section will display basic information on all the players that have ever joined the server. Entries are created as soon as a player joins the server or you can add a player manually. Players can be assigned to users that are registered in our panel and given panel roles to help keep your community organized.

 

Config Files

The Config Files tab allows you to quickly access most of the configuration files within a server and edit them directly. These files will vary depending on which game you are playing and if you have any plugins or mods installed for the game. You can also access these files through FTP File Access if you know where they are saved.

Config

 

Plugin List

Plugins

This page will only appear if you are running a version of Minecraft that can load plugins such as Paper. The Plugins List is used to locate and install various plugins for your Minecraft server automatically from the Bukkit and Spigot websites.

 

FTP File Access

FTP

Backups

Backups

This page allows you to directly interact with the files on your server. From here you can make basic changes to your server files and upload new files if they are needed. As this is a very powerful tool, you will need to enter your Control Panel password again to access it.

This page is used to create and restore any backups that are available on the server. This can be beneficial for restoring progress if issues arise within a world. By default, the server will create a new backup every 24 hours. Only 2 backups are kept on the server at a time.

 

Commands

This page will only appear for games that can allow custom commands. The commands page allows you to create and manage your own custom commands that can be run by on server. These can also be made available to the task scheduler so you can run these commands at specified times on your. The panel will come pre-programmed with some very basic commands for you to use.

Commands

 

Scheduled Tasks

Scheduled Tasks

Users

Users

This page allows you to create and manage automated server tasks on your server. By default the server will come with tasks to create a backup and restart the server once per day.

Allows you to assign access to your server for other registered control panel users. This allows you to give server admins and moderators access to your console or files without sharing your own login information.

 

Audit

Audit logs

With this tool, you can see any changes that you or other users have made to the server. This is beneficial for confirming a previous version, world name, or seeing what changes a specific user has made on the panel.

 

Customizations

This is one of the most useful pages in the entire control panel. The customizations tab will include a list of functions and settings you can change such as enabling Valve Anti-Cheat or installing Geyser. This is often used to change certain launch options such as a server password, Java version, and more.

Customizations

 

MySQL Database

MySQL Database

Trim World

Trim

Here you can create and manage a MySQL database. These databases are used by many plugins and mods to help manage and maintain data. These are great for Bungeecord servers and the like when you need information to be available to multiple servers.

This tool allows Minecraft servers to trim the world of unused chunks. This is a good option for reducing lag and allows you to re-generate chunks. The function will delete any chunk that has not been inhabited for more than 1 second. Chunks that players have built in or go to frequently will be untouched.

 

Reset Server Files

Reset Server Files

With this tool, you can reset a variety of server files, such as plugins, configs, and the jar file. This will delete files from your server and should only be used if you want to start over fresh. Please be sure to completely read through all of the prompts and windows this tool gives you after it has been selected.

 

Server Profiles

Server Profiles

A great feature for managing multiple games on your server, the Server Profiles tab will let you create unique profiles for each setup you would like to use on your server. For instance you can have a profile for modded Minecraft, one for Rust, and one for each of the other games in our lineup you would like to play. From here you can manage these profiles and switch between them on the fly without losing any of your progress or files.

 

Manage Billing

Billing

This will send you to your billing panel, provided you are logged in. Here you can manage your billing account as you see fit.

 

Knowledgebase

Knowledgebase

This section will let you quickly access a variety of video guides about managing your server. New guides are added periodically to help you better manage your server and improve your overall experience.

 

Conclusion

With that, you should now have an understanding of the server management panel and each of the sections that are available for use. Whether it’s to edit files, change settings, or more, the panel aims to provide simplicity and efficiency when performing any server maintenance tasks. With this understanding of the panel, you should now be able to navigate through any section you require, whenever it is needed. Remember to have fun and continue your server hosting adventure!

 

Helpful Links

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