So I took HackCrafts guide and I re-made it and updated it and added a little bit more and went into a little bit more depth. ( Or if you don't want a new tab, just read here ) http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=736917654 Introduction Hi! This is a more updated version from Hackcraft's How to Install a Garry's Mod server onto your server. Getting a VPS and the Right OS So I know there is multiple VPS's out there, I personally use VULTR You can check them out here VULTR[www.vultr.com] I can vouch for them as I'm currently using their 10$ plan and it works amazing, runs smooth, their SSD storages boots up the server alot quicker and get's stuff done quicker Other VPS providers are : https://www.ovh.com/us/vps/ http://www.hostgator.com/vps-hosting https://www.dreamhost.com/hosting/vps/ So once you pick out your VPS your VPS control panel should look something like this This Guide will consist of Ubuntu 16, but I am sure this can work on older versions like Ubuntu 14, 15. Other OS's have different commands and I am more familiar with Ubuntu. All the tools you will need You really do not need that many tools for this, but here's a list A Code editor. I personally use Sublime Text as it's amazing and has multi-line editing, you can check them out here Sublimetext.com or you can use a more simple code editor but still works great just not with many functionality as Sublime Text. https://notepad-plus-plus.org/. A FTP. I use Filezilla, I used to use WINSCP but I found its just a bit more problematic, but it's your prefence. You can dowload them here: https://winscp.net/eng/download.php https://filezilla-project.org/download.php (OPTIONAL) A SSH Program. This is completely optional you don't need it, as the VPS should already have a terminal you can use, but I found it preferred. You can download one of them here : http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html Download the first one in the list. : " Putty.exe" Once you have these installed, you are ready to go! Installing Garry's Mod. Seeing as you're already logged into the terminal run this command Code (Text): apt-get install tmux If it asks you to continue press y and continue Once it's finished installing do the following commands in order: Code (Text): adduser garrysmod When it asks for the name and etc, just leave it blank and press y at the end and enter to continue Code (Text): su garrysmod Switches to the user garrysmod Code (Text): cd Enters your own directory Next we will install the script which will helps us install the server. Code (Text): wget http://gameservermanagers.com/dl/gmodserver Code (Text): chmod +x gmodserver Makes it a executable so we can run it. Code (Text): ./gmodserver install The server will now start to install onto your vps, and when it asks for hostname go ahead and put one ( you can change it later) and if it asks for rcon you can leave it blank. Once it finishes installing, you have a garrysmod server Installing Counter-Strike:Source We'll be following the same path as the previous section except with CS:S run the following commands in order onto your terminal. Code (Text): su root Switches back to root account and enter password again Code (Text): adduser css do everything as you did before. Code (Text): su css switches user to css Code (Text): cd home directory Code (Text): wget http://gameservermanagers.com/dl/cssserver script which installs for us css Code (Text): chmod +x cssserver makes it executable so we can run it. Code (Text): /cssserver install installs css leave the hostname and rcon password blank when asked for it Once that's done you'll be good to go Now onto mounting the content and you'll be good to go Managing your server files. ( and mounting css ) So now we get to the part where we upload files and manage our server/ edit stuff. Go ahead and open up FileZilla ( same process with WinSCP ) Go click the top left button " File " then click on Site Manager, A new window will pop up and look at the bottom and click the button " New Site" You can edit the name as you wish of it, and go to the right side and enter the IP address of the vps and the port: (22) Once you do that, click on the bar "Protocol" and click on the option that says "SFTP SSH File Transfer Protocol." then to the bottom click on the bar : Logon type then click on the option: Normal afterwards, enter username root then put the password of the root account and connect ! Once you're there go ahead and navigate to /home/garrysmod/serverfiles/garrysmod/cfg and edit the "mount.cfg" and inside the file you should have this Code (Text): // "cstrike" "C:\steamcmd\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Source Dedicated Server\cstrike" Go ahead and replace it with this Code (Text): "cstrike" "/home/css/serverfiles/cstrike" Once that's done, save the file and re-upload to the vps and you're good CSS has been mounted Also take note, the cfg file of the gmod server is called "gmod-server.cfg" its not the regular server.cfg, so keep in mind, in gmod-server.cfg is where you edit hostname, password, and all the other commands. Starting the server. So now that you've done everything, go ahead and navigate to /home/garrysmod and go into the file called "gmodserver" and edit the file. This is the command line for you server. This is where you put the default map, gamemode, and workshop collection and also SLOTS. Yes you can change your slots as you please, ( only as much as your vps can handle ) and the field that says Code (Text): ip="0.0.0.0" Replace the 0's with the VPS's IP address ( the one you used to log into the terminal ( ssh ) ) Once you finished editing the command line to your liking you are good to go All that's left is to start the server up and the console go ahead go back into your terminal and type the following Code (Text): ./gmodserver When you do that you will be given a list of commands which are available to control your server. now type ./gmodserver start The server will now boot up and start and you're done You have successfully installed and ran your garry's mod server Now to access console just type Code (Text): ./gmodserver console and press y again for it to continue and you are done Congratulations on installing and running your first VPS Garry's Mod server and have fun! Permission Errors. You may be getting these errors after you add new files to the garrysmod server. Where you cannot start or stop or restart the server after this, because your account does not have access to it, so all you need to do to fix this is go back into your terminal and run the following chown command Code (Text): chown -R garrysmod:garrysmod /home/garrysmod This will fix it , but you will have to keep doing it every time you add new files to the server.