Terraria Server

A Terraria server is a platform to connect over the internet / other network directly or through a private network for multiplayer games.

Terraria lets the user to host a server by selecting Multiplayer, then ‘Host & Play’.You can even host a server using the ‘TerrariaServer.exe‘ included in the game’s folder.

Windows installations of Terraria include its server software. A server can also be used for standalone single-player gameplay and thus offering the ability to adjust the in-game time.

Terraria server port is the port which is being hosted by a terraria server. The default port for Terraria is 7777.

You might be assigned to a different port if you are hosting a server with a third party on a shared machine.
You can set up your own terraria server and make it public using hamachi or Radmin VPN.

The default maximum players allowed is 8, and this can be changed during server start-up, as well as within the server configuration file (serverconfig.txt).

Joining Servers

Users can join the server either via Steam by right-clicking someone on your friends list and selecting ‘Join Game’, or join by selecting the Multiplayer option on the main menu, then selecting a character, and finally entering the server’s IP and port.

Different servers have different prerequisites for a player to join.While, few servers will require the player to have a Softcore or Mediumcore player to play, and some may necessitate that players be at a certain level of the game before joining.

How to Install?


By default, on a 32-bit Windows installation of Terraria, TerrariaServer.exe can be found at:


On a 64-bit Windows installation, it can be found at:


If you do not have steam:

%programfiles(x86)\terraria or %programfiles%\terraria

A player can then join the server from the game menu by opting the Multiplayer option.


To keep the server up and running while in the background, you can use a program like tmux or screen. The binaries for Linux are called TerrariaServer.bin.x86_64 for 64bit or TerrariaServer.bin.x86 for 32bit machines. By default TerrariaServer.exe can be found at:

~/GOG\ Games/Terraria/game/
if using Steam: ~/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Terraria/Verify

A player can then join the server from the game menu by opting the Multiplayer option.

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