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Getting Started - How to Access Your Team Fortress 2 Server and Control Panel

Have you purchased your Team Fortress 2 server at GGServers? Here’s how to get started!

First, GGServers offers full access to your game server control panel, where users can manage everything that happens on the server.

This article will show the first steps for joining your Team Fortress 2 server and using the game server panel to manage your server.

✔️ How Do I Find My Game Server Panel and Server Connection Details ✔️

To access your game server panel, you need to follow the next steps:

Log in to your billing account here.

Click on your customer's profile button, then on Email History.

Email History

Click on the first option, Your Game Server Details, and you'll see your server information and the game server panel credentials as well.

Note your game server panel credentials and server connection details, then go here to log in. You can find the game server panel link in the welcome email as well.


NOTE ⚠: Your server connection details will be used to join your server further in the guide.

Use the credentials from the last step and log in.

Log In

Now, you've just logged in to your Team Fortress 2 game server control panel, where you can see and manage your server.

After logging in, you will be able to find all your instances (game servers). Click on the Team Fortress 2 instance to see the connection details or to start or stop it. You can also click on Manage to customize and make changes to your server.


Before you start playing, you will have to click on the Manage button mentioned in the last step, then on the Update button.


If you click on the Team Fortress 2 instance, then on the Manage button, a new page will open where you can fully manage your Team Fortress 2 server. Also, a new menu will pop up where you can select between multiple options, such as Console to see the server logs or File Manager to access your server files.


🔰 Set Up Your Game Server Account Token (GSLT) 🔰

Before you start playing, you will have to set your Game Server Account Token (GSLT). This is required for your server to be available to other players and to be shown in a higher position on the official list.

This is done to check that the server is created by a real person, who can be responsible if the server is breaking the game's terms of service. If it is, the server and your Steam account may be banned.

You will have to fulfill the following conditions to be able to generate a GSLT:

Have a Steam account that is not banned or limited.
Own the game you make a GSLT for.
Have a phone number assigned to your Steam account.
Not reach more than 1000 GSLT keys generated.

To generate a GSLT key and add it to your server, you need to:

Go to the Steam Community page here and log in first.

Go to the Steam Game Server page here.

Find the Create a new game server account section, add 730 as the App ID, and decide on a Memo, then click on Create. Note the Login Token.


Open your game server panel here and log in with the credentials from the steps above.

Click on your Team Fortress 2 instance, then click on Manage, and then stop the server.

Click on Configuration.

Click on Source Server Settings.

Find the Game Server Account Token (GSLT) section and paste your GSLT there.

Now you just set up your GSLT on your Team Fortress 2 server!

🚀 How Do I Join My Team Fortress 2 Server 🚀

To join your Team Fortress 2 server, you will have to use the server connection details that you noted in step number four.

💠 Steam

To join your server using Steam, you will have to:

Log in to your game server panel here.

Log In

Click on the Team Fortress 2 instance, then click on the Manage button.


Click on the icon located after the View Connection Details, then click on Open Link.


Open Link

Click on Join Game.

Join Game

💠 Join In-Game

To join your server in-game, you will have to:

Start Team Fortress 2, then click on the gear icon (options button).


Click on Keyboard, then on Advanced.

Advanced Settings

Find the Enable developer console option and tick the box, then click on Ok.

Enable Console

Click on Ok again in the options window.


Open the console using the tilde key ( ~ ).

Type connect IP:PORT and replace IP:PORT with your actual server connection details, then click on Submit.

Now, you've just connected to your Team Fortress 2 server!

If you find any issues, contact us on live chat or via the ticket system.

❕ Useful Links ❕

- How to Access Your Game Server Files via FTP
- Getting Started - How to Access Your Project Zomboid Server and Control Panel
- Getting Started - How to Access Your CS GO Server and Control Panel

Updated on: 08/31/2023

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