In my experience of setting up and running servers, I had a hard time trying to set up a Starbound Server. However, I figured it out and I will tell how I managed to make my server up and running. With a few edits and warnings. WARNING: Only do this if you know what you are doing. Go to your web browser and type icanhazip.com to find your WAN IP. (1-3 are suggested by syntax42) Then right click start and select the command prompt (admin) and type ipconfig. Find the default gateway, thats your router IP. Type the router IP in a new tab on the web browser. Login to your router settings, if you're not an network admin, ask an admin to do so. EXPERT: You must Assign an IP to your computer by changing a few settings on your computer, it's hard to explain but watch the video for more info. (suggested by syntax42) Go back to your router settings and select your port forwarding options. Enter port 21025 and you local fixed IP to your router settings and click save. Wait for a few seconds. Port Forwarding can be hard, so I can make a video. Anyways, go to your file explorer. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Starbound Double click Starbound.config using notepad. (Notepad+ is a improvement of notepad, try to use that instead of notepad) Now find bind replace * with your local IP Address only if the * fails to bind into an network. EXPERT USERS ONLY. (edit requested by Syntax42) Then look for upnpPortForwarding, Change true to false. After that, find the server passwords, and change "", "*******", "*******" to much better passwords and save. Only if you are giving out the IP to people that to do not fully trust (Edit request by Syntax42) Finally, Save everything and close all windows and launch Starbound, then click on Starbound Server. There, you hopefully have a Starbound server up and running. Video NOTE: If your ISP uses a dynamic IP for you, make sure you update the server IP normally. EDIT: Post edited with suggestions from Syntax42. EDIT2: Movie made and Uploaded. May contain errors.