Learn how to create a Palworld-compatible server on a VPS or a Dedicated Server using LinuxGSM. The installation time is estimated to be less than 10 minutes.
Developed by Pocket Pair, Palworld is a video game that blends elements of survival, object-making, and adventure, all in an open world populated by creatures called “Pals”. Having your own server to play a game such as Palworld offers several advantages, such as complete control over the gaming environment and community, improved performance and gaming experience, and the ability to host special events.
- a VPS or a dedicated server in your OVHcloud account
- between 16 and 32 GB of RAM (minimum)
- a GNU/Linux operating system installed on the server
- administrative (sudo) SSH access to your server
- basic understanding of GNU/Linux administration
For installation on a dedicated server, make sure to first read our Getting Started with a Dedicated Server guide.
Once you have installed the operating system, log in to your VPS via SSH, as described in the Getting Started with a VPS guide.
If you are using a dedicated server, follow the instructions in our Getting Started with a Dedicated Server guide.
Check your operating system compatibility
Before you begin, make sure that your operating system is compatible. Please check the "Compatibility" section on LinuxGSM.
On LinuxGSM, go to the "Dependencies" section to install all the necessary dependencies depending on your operating system.
E: Package 'netcat' has no installation candidate, install
netcat-traditional with the following command:
sudo apt install netcat-traditional.
Install the server
Before you continue, ensure that all dependencies have been installed.
Create a new user
To avoid creating vulnerabilities in your system, create a user named "pwserver" that will perform the server actions:
~$ sudo adduser pwserver
For security reasons, enter a strong password.
You will be asked to provide several additional information. Press the
Enter key to confirm.
Once you have created a new user, switch to it:
~$ sudo su - pwserver
To download linuxgsm.sh, run the following commands:
~$ curl -Lo linuxgsm.sh https://linuxgsm.sh && chmod +x linuxgsm.sh && bash linuxgsm.sh pwserver
Launch the installation
To complete the server installation, run the following command:
~$ ./pwserver install
Follow the instructions on the screen and press the
Enter key to confirm.
missing dependencies: distro-info libsdl2-2.0-0:i386 netcat-openbsd is displayed. In this example, it is indicated that the
distro-info libsdl2-2.0-0:i386 netcat-openbsd dependencies are missing and must be installed manually.
Switch to your sudo user with the
su - <user> command. Install the missing dependencies with the command:
sudo apt install distro-info libsdl2-2.0-0:i386 netcat-openbsd. Switch back to your
pwserver user and run the installation again:
Your Palworld-compatible server is now installed on your OVHcloud server.
For a list of available commands, see the "Basic Usage" section of LinuxGSM.