Host Terraria on Host Factor
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
United States
South Carolina
United States
United States
South Carolina
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!

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:
      1. Go to Finder
      2. press cmd+shift+g
      3. enter /Library/Application Support/Terraria/Worlds
    • Linux: /.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.

TMod mods

TMod allows for extensive modding and access to a wide variety of Terraria mods. Host Factor provides a simple interface to install any TMod mod into your server with little to no configuration.

Manual installation

If your mod cannot be found in our search, you can also provide us the Workshop ID instead.

  1. Find the mod you want to install e.g. like this one.
  2. Copy the number after the ?id= portion of the URL.
  3. Paste the ID into the TMod mods dropdown and press enter
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