Terraria Server Hosting – How To

Terraria is an immensely popular sandbox adventure game that allows players to explore, build, and fight in a vast 2D world. While the single-player experience is undoubtedly captivating, multiplayer adds a whole new dimension of excitement to the game. This article will guide you through the process of setting up a Terraria multiplayer server, enabling you to enjoy the game with friends and other players around the world.

There are three ways to host your Terraria Multiplayer Server. You can host it local, on your own hardware or with a hosting service. With each of these methods, you must first ensure that all players have the same version of Terraria installed. It is crucial to have matching game versions to prevent compatibility issues and enable seamless gameplay.

Host & Play

Host & Play games are started via the regular Terraria application. The first player chooses “Host & Play”, chooses options, and starts the world, becoming the host. Other network or internet players can then join, by choosing “Join” from the multiplayer menu. The big disadvantage of this method is that the world shuts down when the original player leaves the world. This option is normally used for smaller LAN games or to show the game to your friends.

Hosting you Terraria Server on Local Hardware

You will need your own hardware to host your server local at your home. Furthermore you will have to follow these steps to set up a Terraria server.

Step 1: Port Forwarding To host a Terraria multiplayer server, you’ll need to configure port forwarding on your router. Follow these general steps

  1. Determine your router’s IP address.
  2. Access your router’s configuration page through a web browser by entering the IP address.
  3. Locate the port forwarding settings (may vary depending on your router model).
  4. Add a new port forwarding rule for Terraria, specifying the port range (default is 7777).
  5. Set the protocol to both TCP and UDP.
  6. Save the changes and exit the router configuration page.

Step 2: Download and Install Terraria Server Software

  1. Visit the official Terraria website or the Terraria Community Forums and download the dedicated server software for your operating system.
  2. Extract the downloaded files to a folder on your computer.

Step 3: Configure the Terraria Server

  1. Open the folder where you extracted the server software files.
  2. Locate the “serverconfig.txt” file and open it with a text editor.
  3. Modify the settings according to your preferences, such as the server name, world name, and maximum number of players.
  4. Save the changes and exit the file.

Step 4: Run the Terraria Server

  1. Open the folder containing the server software files.
  2. Run the server executable file (e.g., “TerrariaServer.exe” for Windows).
  3. The server console window will open, indicating that the server is running.
  4. Wait for the message “Server Started” to appear.

Step 5: Connect to the Terraria Server

  1. Launch Terraria on your computer.
  2. Select “Multiplayer” from the main menu.
  3. Choose the character you want to use or create a new one.
  4. Enter the server IP address (your public IP) and the port number (default is 7777).
  5. Click “Connect” to join the server.

Step 6: Inviting Friends to Join To invite friends to your Terraria server, share your public IP address (you can find it by searching “What is my IP” on Google) along with the port number (default is 7777). They can follow the same steps mentioned in Step 6 to connect to your server.

Pockethost Server Hosting

To host a Terraria server at Pockethost, you need to follow these steps:

  • Go to the Pockethost website or app and choose Terraria from the list of games.
  • Select a plan that suits your needs and budget. You can choose from different server sizes, locations, and features.
  • Enter your email address and password to create an account and pay for your server.
  • Wait for your server to be set up and activated. This should take less than a minute.
  • Log in to your Pockethost dashboard and access your server settings. You can change the world size, difficulty, and other options.
  • Start your server and invite your friends to join. You can find your server IP address and port on your dashboard.

That’s it! You have successfully hosted a Terraria server at Pockethost. Enjoy playing with your friends online!


Setting up a Terraria multiplayer server allows you to enjoy the game with friends and other players, fostering a collaborative and exciting gaming experience. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can easily create your own server and embark on memorable adventures in the enchanting world of Terraria. Gather your friends, set up the server, and let the multiplayer fun begin!

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