In this tutorial we will be setting up a public Ventrilo server.
This is the same server that’s used if you were to rent a server, but
without the licencing fees. These servers do have a limited number of
slots available and the port used is non-configurable.
Installing the Server on your Windows VPS
Go to Ventrilo’s download page, and download the most recent version of the Ventrilo server, save the installer to your desktop.
Once finished, connect to your VPS using “Remote Desktop Connection”.
Enter you server information, but before you connect open the options
- This is the same IP address that will be used when connecting from the Ventrilo Client.
Navigate to the local resources tab and open the more devices window.
Here you will find all of the local drive that can be loaded when you
connect to your VPS. Select the drive that you want to load.
- If you saved the installer to the desktop you will want to load the C: drive.
Once you found the correct drive continue connecting to the VPS like
normal. When you have connected you will notice that the drive(s)
selected can be found in My Computer. Navigate to where ever you saved
the installer and copy it over to your desktop, than run the installer.
Configuring the Server
When the installer is finished you will be able to change the
settings of the server, you don’t need to do this to use your server but
if you want to assign admins or change the name of the server you will
have to. The configuration settings file can be found where you
installed the server, the default location is “C:\Program Files
(x86)\VentSrv”. There are two main things that you should change in the
server configuration file, the name and the admin password.
You can find out what the other lines controls from the HTML document in the same folder.
- This is what you will be naming the server and will be seen at the top of the active users list.
- This is the remote server administration password. This will
allow anyone who knows this password to perform admin duties on the
server. Leaving it blank will disable admins.
The firewall settings will need to be altered to allow people to
connect to the server. To do this go to the “Server Manager” under
You will need to create a couple of new rules for both inbound and
outbound. Allow access to the default Ventrilo port (TCP/UDP) of 3784
both in and out as well as port 6100 (UDP) out, once these rules are
created you can start the server and connect to your very own Ventrilo