Hosting an Official/Public Hive Server

In order to host Public DayzS Servers on an Official Hive, a few prerequisites must be met. This has been set out by the developers and more information can be found here.

This includes:

  • Your server must follow the DayZ name convention, "DayZ - Location ID (version/beta buildnr) [difficulty][timezone] - hosted by Customtext."
  • A minimum of 40 Player slots. (However there is an exception for developing countries or countries where bandwidth is expensive, for those countries minimum slot count is now 30.)
  • Your server must not be password protected or locked.
  • As a server admin you must not:
You are not permitted to ban players for killing yourself or clan members.
You are not permitted to shutdown your server when your killed.
You are not permitted to shutdown your server when you lose a vehicle.
You are not permitted to kick or ban for smacktalk.
You are not permitted to ban for suspected cheats or exploits, you need solid evidence, IE logs.
  • You are permitted to kick or ban for hate speech, including racism and homophobia.
  • You are permitted to kick or ban for cheating/hacking/exploiting that is affecting players in a server-disruptive way, providing you have solid evidence.
  • You are permitted to kick for illegitimate weapons/items not intended to be in the game, however please remember, many players do not and should not be expected to know every item that is legitimate and as such we would prefer you do not ban for this.
  • PVP is enabled at all times no matter the rpg element the admin tries to set.
  • Do NOT request un-necessary instance IDs, location IDs, or whitelisting from us. If you abuse the system all of your servers may be blacklisted.

In-Game Admin/Rcon Commands

Assuming In-game admin control of your server is really simple. You need to add the addon RCon (BattlEye) to your server via Clanforge here. Go to Edit profile > Configs to add this. You can access the command line by pressing the chat key (default: /).
In the chat input window you can type any of the following commands in and confirm them with the enter key.
You have to add the # character before the command.


The Commands provided below may not be enabled within DayZ Standalone
Some Features/Commands only work on Private Hives (such as passwording).
Multiplay is currently only hosting Official/Public Hives.


The following commands are available to you once you have connected to a server:


Command Example Description
  • #login adminPW
Log in as the admin
Admin log out
Restart mission
Start over and reassign roles
Shuts down the server
Reload server config file loaded by –config option
#exec ban (name, ID or Player#)
<May not be available in DayZSA>
  • #exec ban nickName
  • #exec ban 47114712
  • #exec ban 3
Allows you to ban a player. Their ID will be added to the ban.txt
#kick (name, ID or Player#)
  • #kick nickName
  • #kick 47114712
  • #kick 3
Allows you to kick a player
#monitor (interval in sec)
  • #monitor 1
Shows performance information of the server. Interval 0 means to stop monitoring
#debug off
  • #debug off
Disables debbuging.
#debug (interval in sec)
  • #debug 30
Default interval is 10 seconds.
#debug (command) (param)
  • #debug checkFile expansion\Dta\ui.pbo
  • #debug userSent <username>
  • #debug userInfo <username>
  • #debug userQueue <username>
  • #debug JIPQueue <username>
  • #debug totalSent 10
The available commands are:
  • checkFile
  • userSent
  • userInfo
  • userQueue
  • totalSent
  • JIPQueue
Each command command can be disabled by off instead parameter e.g. '#debug userSent off'
Each command differs bit some output to screen, some to log file etc.
You need some debugger capable of catching OutputDebugString running on the client machine
(one very small and easy to use is available at SysInternals website.
You launch this debugger, you launch ARMA client, connect to the server, issue any of commands

#debug (command)
  • #debug von
  • #debug console
The available commands are:
  • Console
    • send to submitter what's on server console , works as DebugAnswer for all writes into the console
  • von
    • outputs into logFile defined in server.cfg as e.g. logFile = "server_console.log"; 
Each of those commands should show a confirmation in the chat channels.

New admin commands since Armed Assault:

Command Description !
#exec server side command Execute administration scripting command
#lock Locks the server, prevents new clients from joining
#unlock Unlocks the server, allows new clients to join

"#debug von" sample


*** VoN Topology Diagnostics ((***
=Player=: #2
P2PManager: Time: 13:38:48 waiting edges: 0, active negotiations: 0
  3056006: #2
  #2: 3056006
Version: 1.60.86277
  3056006: Direct P2P, 5 KA, snd: 10 sec, rcv: 10 sec, ( snd=0 rcv=0(0) Repl(-5,0,0)
=Player=: 3056006
Version: 1.60.86277
  #2: Direct P2P, 5 KA, snd: 10 sec, rcv: 10 sec, ( snd=0 rcv=0(0) Repl(-5,0,0)
*** VoN Topology Diagnostics ))***

"#debug (command)" sample


#debug console
[1508] Debug: console
#debug totalSent
[1508] Debug: totalSent
[1508] ** Total: sent 1447 bps (2.10 Msgps), received 3788 bps (6.10 Msgps)
#debug userQueue playerName
[1508] Debug: userSent
[1508] playerName: sent 1531 bps (2.30 Msgps), received 1259 bps (1.70 Msgps)
#debug userQueue playerName
[1508] Debug: userInfo
[1508] __SERVER__: Info Unknown player ID = 2
[1508] playerName: Info ping   0ms(   0,   1) BWfee  286Kb(   3, 204,   3) lost22.2%%(  2) queue   0B(   0) ackWait  0(0.0,0.0)
#debug userQueue playerName
[1508] Debug: userQueue
[1508] __SERVER__: Queue 0 B (0) 0 B Guaranteed (0), Desync 0
[1508] playerName: Queue 0 B (0) 222 B Guaranteed (3), Desync 0


Command Example Description !
#vote missions
Users can vote for the mission selection
#vote mission (name)
  • #vote mission myD.intro
Users can vote on a particular mission to loaded
#vote admin (name/ID/PLR#)
  • #vote admin nickName
  • #vote admin 47114712
  • #vote admin 3
Users can vote an admin to control the server
#vote kick (name, ID or Player#)
  • #vote kick nickName
  • #vote kick 47114712
  • #vote kick 3
Users can vote to kick off an individual
#vote restart
Vote to restart the mission
#vote reassign
Vote to reassign
Displays the list of users on the server (use pgup to scroll up)


Command Description !
#beclient players Displays the list of GUID's of all players on the server
#beclient guid Show your own GUID