Oxide Plugins offer a wide variety of content expansion onto Oxide enabled Rust Servers, this guide briefly describes how to install a plugin. This guide is tailored for GSK server owners. If you do not own a server, check out our industry low prices on our Rust Dedicated Server Hosting Page. If you like this guide and would like to know more, check out our Rust Knowledge Base for Rust Related articles which are constantly updated.
Please make sure you stop your server before installing new plugins, and always reboot your server after a new plugin install. You can stop your server by going to your GameServerKings Server Management Panel and clicking
First off, locate the plugin you would like to install onto your rust server, I will be using Death Notes. This plugin broadcasts player deaths to chat. Download the files of the plugin and keep them for the next step.
Next you must locate the plugin installation folder on your Rust Server installation, for GameServerKings.com rust servers, it is located at "/oxide/plugins/". Find this by going to your Game Services Page, then your File Manager. Alternatively, you may use FileZilla for this. If you don't know how to operate FileZilla, we have created a guide that you can read here
. From your server folder, click on “oxide” and then “plugins.” Your plugins folder should be empty if you haven’t added any plugins yet.
You then want to upload the files for the plugin into that folder you can do so by clicking “Upload”. A window will pop up with a file explorer. Use your file explorer to find the plugin that you just downloaded. Mine was in my default “Download” folder. You may upload up to three .cs files at a time.
Go back to your GameServerKings Server Management Panel and reboot your server by pressing
And just like that, you’re ready to play with your new plugin!