How can we help?
< All Topics

Setting Up a Factorio Server on ServerStadium


Setting up a Factorio server on ServerStadium (VM Pricing, Dedicated Servers) allows for a dedicated, controlled environment for your Factorio gameplay. It’s ideal for players who want to manage their game settings, mods, and who can join their world.

Setting Up a Factorio Server on ServerStadium



  • A ServerStadium VM or dedicated server (VM Pricing, Dedicated Servers) with adequate processing power and RAM for your server’s expected load.
  • Basic knowledge of Linux server administration.

Step 1: Select and Prepare Your ServerStadium Server

  1. Choose a Server: Select a ServerStadium server based on your expected player count and server requirements.
  2. Server Setup:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Install Factorio Server

Factorio servers can be set up using the headless server software provided by Factorio:

  1. Download Factorio Headless Server:

    Use wget to download Factorio headless directly to your server.

    wget -O factorio.tar.xz
    tar -xvf factorio.tar.xz

Step 3: Configure the Factorio Server

  1. Create a New Game or Upload a Save:

    You can start a new game or upload an existing save to the server.

  2. Edit Server Settings:

    Edit the server settings located in server-settings.json in the Factorio directory.

    nano factorio/data/server-settings.json

    Customize settings such as server name, description, tags, max players, and game password.

Step 4: Run the Factorio Server

  1. Start the Server:

    Use a script or command to start the server:

    ./factorio/bin/x64/factorio –start-server /path/to/your/

    Replace /path/to/your/ with the path to your save file, or remove it to start a new game.

Step 5: Managing Your Factorio Server

  1. Connect to the Server:

    Players can connect to the server using your ServerStadium server’s IP address and the default Factorio port (34197).

  2. Maintain and Update the Server:

    Regularly check for Factorio updates and apply them to ensure smooth gameplay.


Your Factorio server is now set up on ServerStadium, ready for players to join and enjoy collaborative factory building and automation. For additional resources or assistance, visit our knowledge base or contact our support team.

Table of Contents