How to install SteamCMD on your dedicated server

How to install SteamCMD on your dedicated server

SteamCMD is a fantastic client for the Valve developer community and also allows the install of some popular games to your server such as Counter-Strike. First2Host dedicated servers are the perfect match for such software with custom inbuilt firewall options and DDOS protection included as standard we can help keep you gaming! In this tutorial, we will provide you with the steps needed to install SteamCMD to any CentOS or Debian dedicated server. Please note that some games require a subscription to download the content files.

SteamCMD CentOS 7 Install Instructions

Firstly update your server and add a separate user so that SteamCMD can be run as that user. Try to avoid using the root user to run SteamCMD.

yum clean all; yum update -y; yum upgrade -y; adduser steamf2h; passwd steamf2h

Then we install the libraries for SteamCMD:

yum install glibc.i686 libstdc++.i686 -y

SteamCMD Ubuntu / Debian Install Instructions

apt-get update -y; apt-get upgrade -y; adduser steamf2h; passwd steamf2h

Then we install the libraries for SteamCMD:

apt-get install lib32gcc1

Now all we need to do is swithc to the user we have created and download the required files

-ls /bin/bash steamf2h; cd /; wget https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steamcmd_linux.tar.gz; tar xf steamcmd_linux.tar.gz

The final step is to run the application

./steamcmd.sh +quit

Your SteamCMD application is now ready to download and install your game server

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