How to Create a FiveM Server on a Windows VPS

How to Create a FiveM Server on a Windows VPS

How to Create a FiveM Server on a Windows VPS

How to Create a FiveM Server on a Windows VPS (Image via GTA RP Servers)

In recent years, FiveM has gained popularity among gamers as a modding platform for Grand Theft Auto V. If you’re an avid gamer and want to create your own FiveM server to enjoy a customized multiplayer experience, a Windows VPS (Virtual Private Server) can be an excellent choice. This article will guide you through the process of setting up a FiveM server on a Windows VPS, allowing you to host your own gaming community and explore endless possibilities.

Choosing a Windows VPS Provider

To create a FiveM server, the first step is to select a reliable Windows VPS provider. Several hosting companies offer Windows-based virtual servers, so it’s crucial to consider factors such as server performance, location, uptime, and customer support. Look for providers that offer flexible plans with sufficient resources to handle the demands of your server and have a good track record of uptime.

How to Create a FiveM Server on a Windows VPS

Setting Up the Windows VPS

Once you have chosen a suitable Windows VPS provider, you will need to set up the server. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Connect to your VPS: Use remote desktop software (such as Remote Desktop Connection for Windows) to connect to your Windows VPS. You will need the server’s IP address, username, and password provided by your hosting provider.
  2. Updating the server: After connecting to the VPS, it is essential to keep the server up to date. Install the latest Windows updates and security patches to ensure a stable and secure environment.
  3. Installing FiveM dependencies: Before installing FiveM, certain dependencies need to be installed on the server. This includes the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package and the .NET Framework. Download and install the required dependencies from the official Microsoft website.

How to Create a FiveM Server on a Windows VPS

Installing a FiveM Server

First, you’ll need to use RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) to login to your VPS. If you have purchased a Game VPS from us, you can ignore step #1.

1) Install Visual C++ Redistributable 2019 or newer

Install Visual C++

Install Visual C++ (Image via GTA RP Servers)

2) Navigate to “This PC” then “Local Disk (C:)

Local Disk (C:

Local Disk (C: (Image via GTA RP Servers)

3) Create a new folder labelled “FXServer”


FXServer (Image via GTA RP Servers)

4) Download the “Latest Recommended” FiveM artifacts from here

Latest Recommended

Latest Recommended (Image via GTA RP Servers)

5) Once downloaded, extract the contents of the “” into the FXServer folder you created previously

extract the contents of the “”

extract the contents of the “” (Image via GTA RP Servers)

6) Create a folder labelled “server-data”


server-data (Image via GTA RP Servers)

7) Navigate into the “server-data” folder created

8) Download the “cfx-server-data” by clicking “Code” then “Download ZIP” from here


cfx-server-data (Image via GTA RP Servers)

9) Extract the contents of “” into the “server-data” folder

Extract the contents

Extract the contents (Image via GTA RP Servers)

10) Create a file labelled “server.cfg” and copy the entire contents from here into the file


server.cfg (Image via GTA RP Servers)

11) Generate a license key from here, enter your VPS IP in the “IP Address Field”, enter VPS as the “Server Type”, and enter your server name in the “Provider” field.

Generate a license key

Generate a license key (Image via GTA RP Servers)

12) Copy the license key generated and place it in the server.cfg: “sv_licenseKey MYLICENSEKEY”, replace “MYLICENSEKEY” with the license key generated

Copy the license key

Copy the license key (Image via GTA RP Servers)

13) Create a file labelled “start.bat” and place within the “server-data” folder

cd /d C:\FXServer\server-data
C:\FXServer\FXServer.exe +exec server.cfg


start (Image via GTA RP Servers)

14) Press the Windows button and search for “Allow an app through Windows Firewall”

Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall (Image via GTA RP Servers)

15) Click “Allow another app…”

Click “Allow another app…”

Click “Allow another app…” (Image via GTA RP Servers)

16) Click “Browse” then navigate to “C:/FXServer” then click “FXServer.exe” and click “Open”

17) Click “Add” then press “OK” – The FiveM server is now allowed through the firewall!

FiveM server

FiveM server (Image via GTA RP Servers)

18) Navigate to “C:/FXServer/server-data” then double click “start.bat” and the server should start!

Click start.bat

Click start.bat (Image via GTA RP Servers)


Create a FiveM server on a Windows VPS provides you with the freedom to build a customized multiplayer gaming experience. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can set up and configure your own FiveM server, customize it with resources and mods, manage the server and community, and promote it to attract players. Embrace the endless possibilities of FiveM and embark on an exciting journey as a server owner in the vibrant gaming community.

How to Create a FiveM Server on a Windows VPS

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