Each server has its own IP address. But what are the reasons for hiding them?
FiveM has a built-in privacy protection tool, which you can enable, if you are owning a server.
What it does: Hiding player names from the server list AND it hides your IP address!
Reasons to hide the IP
- Security reasons (prevent attacks, floods etc)
… Your competitors or banned players will try to destroy your server, if your IP is public!
- Simplicity reasons (players won’t remember the IP address anyway).
… And your players will join via server name (or join code)
How to do it
FiveM has built in a new feature that helps you to disguise or hide your IP address. And this is how you turn on this feature:
- Open your server.cfg
- Add line:
- Restart your server
This will make your server invisible for strangers. Also, people cannot see the player names: