Everything you need to know about WoW private server hosting
World of Warcraft is surely a sensational roleplaying game that’s loved by millions of hardcore games across the globe and if you are a WoW player, you must have surely given it thought as to how incredible it would be to play on your personal server.
What, exactly, is a Private World of Warcraft Server?
The private server basically refers to a server that is owned privately by an individual. Most private servers permit you to any version of the game that is different than the version being played on the official server.
Private servers also give you the privilege to play games that are not actually available in the geo-location you are or even play a version of the game that has already been discontinued. That’s what makes private servers all the more fascinating.
How to Setup a WoW Private Server Hosting
The following steps will help you easily install your very own WoW private server hosting. However, before we start setting up a WoW private server, you will be required to install software known as AC Web Ultimate Repack.
While you are free to choose any repack that works the best for your needs, we have used the following one for the sake of this how-to tutorial on setting up a WoW private server hosting.
Along with the repack, you will need to install the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack, which can be easily found online.
Once you’ve installed both the programs, it’s time to get started with setting up your very own WoW private server. Here’s how to do it:
1. Map Data
You will be required to gather the Map Data from your available WoW setup. In case you do not have the game already downloaded on your PC, you will be required to do so now. You setup files can be downloaded from your existing WoW account.
Open up the WoW folder and search for the file named ‘maps’. Now navigate to ‘C:/AC Web Ultimate Repack/ Tools/Map Extractor enUS’ and simply copy the ‘maps’ folder as well as the ‘ad.exe’ to the folder. Once done, you can launch the ‘ad.exe’ installer.
2. Log on Database Configuration
In the next step, you need to locate the file titled ‘ascent-logonserver.conf’, open it, and find the region that starts with, ‘LogonDatabase Hostname=’.
Next, you will need to ensure that you modify the information, such that it looks something like the one listed below:
‘LogonDatabase Hostname = “127.0.0.1”
Username = “root”
Password = “ascent”
Name = “logon”
Port = “3306”
Type = “1”’
3. Configure Ascent Realms
In the next step, you must find the file titled ‘ascent-realms.conf’, and search for the region that begins with ‘
Once you locate the said portion, simply modify the details, so that they look something like the one given below:
Address = “127.0.0.1:8129”
Icon = “RP”
Colour = “1”
Population = “1.0”
TimeZone = “1”>’
4. Configure Your World
This is the most fascinating part where you will get the privilege to customize some specific elements of your WoW world. To get started with this, you need to find the file titled, ‘ascent-world.conf’.
Once you open this file, you will be able to customize the valued listed below the ‘
5. Modify the realmlist.wtf File
Move back to your WoW directory and locate the file titled, ‘realm list.wtf’. Now, you will be required to delete the contents of the file and replace the content with ‘set realm list 127.0.0.1’.
That’s it! You can now start your personal server by launching ‘Control Panel.exe’ within your ‘SC Web Ultimate Repack’ folder. Once you launch the exe file, simply click on the first three buttons and there you go – your server will be live.
This way you can set up and enjoy your personal WoW private server hosting. Happy gaming!