Updated: Jul 24
How it all works with your new Fox3 DCS Server
I get asked many questions about how the service is provided to our customers. I have taken some of the most common questions and answered them here.
Our mission is to provide excellent easy-to-use DCS servers and are ready to fly when you are.
How do I upload missions?
Fox3 provides a means to upload mission files, we use a application called Syncthing and SyncthingTrayzor.
We also provide access to Mods, Logs, Tacview via the same Sync tool.
Can I have access to scripts?
Scripts access is by request only. Access to the scripts folder is for advanced users and can cause server issues so it is closely monitored.
Are updates handled automatically?
Yes, Fox3 update DCS within minutes after it is released. The servers are able to auto-update. In some cases, when EagleDynamics releases very large updates like the recent one with the South Atlantic map it is a manual process for us due to space constraints. However, we get it done within a few hours.
Can I have multiple admins for my server?
Yes, each admin must be approved by the server owner and paired to the missions folder.
Can I have multiple servers?
You can have as many servers as your purchase, each server is separate instances except for value tier.
Do I have RDP access to my server?
Fox3 does not allow any remote desktop access to the servers. We are not a hosting provider, we provide DCS Servers as a service. In order to maintain, monitor and ensure speedy operation, no one but Fox3 staff has access to the operating system.
How do I start / stop my server?
The DCS web interface provides the means to start/stop missions and settings for the server. We provide a user login to access your server via this web interface.
What are the hardware specs?
We work hard to make sure these servers are performing great for DCS. Our primary concern is for your experience while flying. Every server is set up with nvme drives for the best possible performance. CPU and Memory are critical and we have established tiers that work best for the number of pilots. Check on our discord and ask any of our customers how their performance is and they will tell you excellent.
Can I put custom liveries on my server?
You server(s) have limited on space, you have 5G of space for missions mods and anything else. The DCS Server does NOT render any graphics, all graphics are rendered on clients (Players), so NO skins/liveries should ever be on your server. It's just a total waste of space. If we see a liveries directory - we will remove it.
Are Fox3 DCS servers enabled for "persistence"?
Yes, all Fox3 Managed Solutions DCS servers are enabled for use of persistent missions. (some require additional scripting, which is by request only). Liberation missions for instance are supported.
Can I use a Fox3 DCS Server if I use the STEAM version of DCS?
Yes, the Steam version of DCS us fully supported. Most of the Fox3 servers run the BETA version of DCS. Most if the time if you are using Steam you are on Stable and note BETA. Value Tiers are only in BETA but you can run BETA or STABLE on any other tier. At purchase please make sure you request your preference.
Subscriptions are required to have a Fox3 DCS Server. If for any reason the subscription is cancelled, either by failed payment or by request we stop all further payments and immediately turn off your server.
Pricing All prices are constantly subject to change, our costs constantly change for servers we rent all over the world. When you subscribe your cost will not change unless the subscription lapses. We try to provide constant pricing, however we are subject to supply and pricing of our hosting providers.