In the example below, the server is installed into the user's home directory in a directory called hlserver. Basic installation and configuration of a dedicated server is almost the same on most Linux distributions, but small details, such as package names and directories may differ from distribution to distribution. It is recommended that you check your package manager's repositories for the required packages before continuing. Check that page for additional details and suggestions. Information on that page and this one may also be useful on other Unix-like platforms. This article has been written according to standard Linux terminal documentation syntax, meaning the following:. If your server is running Docker , you can simply use:. The container will automatically update the game on startup, so if there is a game update just restart the container. If you want to launch another instance you can increment the environment variables, using -e --env :. It is recommended you create a separate user such as "gameserver" to install and run game servers.
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This article explains how to gather information about your system and possible sources of errors occurring when your Dedicated Server fails. Further information on how to identify a defective hard disk in a Dedicated Server with software or hardware RAID, and how to prepare the server to replace the defective disk, can be found here:. If your Dedicated Server is no longer accessible, please first try to eliminate possible sources of error step by step to identify and solve the cause as quickly as possible. Proceed as follows:. Restart the server. Depending on the operating system and configuration of the server, this process can take up to 10 minutes. If you receive a message that the password is incorrect, check the credentials and reset the root password Linux or the administrator password Microsoft Windows if necessary.