Host Terraria on Host Factor for free


The very world is at your fingertips as you fight for survival, fortune, and glory. Delve deep into cavernous expanses, seek out ever-greater foes to test your mettle in combat, or construct your own city - In the World of Terraria, the choice is yours! Blending elements of classic action games with the freedom of sandbox-style creativity, Terraria is a unique gaming experience where both the journey and the destination are as unique as the players themselves!

Available regions

Host Terraria in any of the following regions. You generally want to pick a region closest to you so you can reduce latency.
United States
South Carolina
United States

and more



  1. After your server starts, open Terraria
  2. Click "Multiplayer"
  3. Click "Join via IP"
  4. Select your player
  5. Enter [your server host] for the Server IP Address and click "Accept"
  6. Enter the port [your server port] for the Server port
  7. Done!

Now that you've connected to your server, you can start playing or setup using TShock. See the "Setting up" section to set up your TShock server.

Setting up

This Terraria server is already preloaded with TShock which allows you to easily mod and make changes to your Terraria server. To start using TShock, you first have to run the setup:

  1. Join your server (see the "Connecting" section)
  2. Once in-game, type /setup
  3. Follow that with /user add [username] [password] owner replacing username and password with your desired username and password.
  4. Type /login [username] [password] to login.
  5. Type /setup to finish setup

The above is taken straight from the TShock setup guide. I highly recommend taking a look at TShock as it is incredibly powerful and gives you a lot of control in administering your server.


Before using mods, you have to first set up your TShock server. See the "Setting up" section for a step-by-step guide.

Host Factor allows you to upload whatever mods you want to your server. A list of mods can be found here. To install any mod on your server:

  1. Download the mod via the above link
  2. Select your server in Host Factor
  3. Click the "App Settings" button
  4. Under the "Disk" section where it says "Select your mods", upload the mod you just downloaded
  5. Click "Confirm"


Host Factor will automatically back up your Terraria saves every ~10 minutes. You can download/upload saves whenever you want with no limit on size.

Uploading a save

  1. Click on your server in Host Factor
  2. In the sidebar that appears, click the "App Settings" button
  3. Under the "Select a save file" section under "Disk", click the upload button.
  4. Locate your save file. Depending on your OS your saves files could be located in different folders. Typically, they can be found in:

    Windows: C:\Documents\My Games\Terraria\Worlds The "C:" portion may be different for you.
    Mac: Go to Finder, press cmd+shift+g and enter /Library/Application Support/Terraria/Worlds
    Linux: Navigate to /.local/share/Terraria/Worlds
  5. Select the .wld file that you want to upload (this is your Terraria world)
  6. Click the "Confirm" button in Host Factor.

Downloading a save

Since we back up all of your save files, you can access them at any time in Host Factor:

  1. Click on your server in Host Factor
  2. In the sidebar that appears, click the "Files" button
  3. Navigate to the "saves" directory
  4. Select your save and click the "Download" button.

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