I am a newb, little help on my Gmod server?

Hey everyone,

I am new to the Gmod server scene and decided to buy a host with Vortex Servers. After it only running for less than a day I noticed there were 5/6 players on and when I logged on it seemed people were able to do whatever they liked, spawn whatever they liked, and well really just take over. I want a server where basic players don’t have such control, where rules will need to be followed, etc.

So I was wondering if anyone could help me with this, do I need any specific server addons or plugins in order to protect the server from people like this?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

You might want to install an Admin plugin and a prop protection.

A great Admin plugin is ULX.
To get the plugin, download a SVN Tool like TortoiseSVN, create two new folders anywhere on your PC and name them “ulx” and “ulib”. Right-click the ulx folder and select “SVN Checkout” and enter this into the first field https://github.com/Nayruden/Ulysses.git/trunk/ulx
Do the same for the ulib folder except changing the URL to https://github.com/Nayruden/Ulysses.git/trunk/ulib
Now upload the folders to your “addons” folder and restart your server.

Connect to your server and gain RCON access by typing “rcon_password YOURPASSHERE” into your console and then type “rcon ulx adduser YOURUSERNAME superadmin” into your console again. You should now have Super Admin privileges and should be able to type “!menu” which will bring up the Admin menu.

Now for the prop protection. A fairly good one is Falco’s Prop Protection that should suite all your needs. Download and put it into your addons folder and restart the server and you’re good to go!

Hope this covers the very basics of it.