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How to install Oxide plugins on your server

Rust, the popular multiplayer survival game, owes much of its diverse and immersive gameplay experience to uMod, formerly known as Oxide. This modding framework has given rise to a plethora of plugins that enhance gameplay, add new features, and create unique experiences. In this article, we'll explore the top 10 uMod plugins for Rust, each contributing to the game's excitement and variety. These plugins not only enhance the gameplay but also provide an opportunity for server hosts to attract new players and engage existing ones.

ChicagoServers has our own built-in plugin installer right in our control panel! Alternative, you can upload your own .cs files to the server if you'd prefer!

Automatic Mod Installer via Control Panel

Step 1: Log into the control panel at

Step 2: Go to your server and go to the UMod (Oxide) Mods menu item on the left, as pictured below:

Find the mod you want to install, and click Install! That's it!

*NOTE: You need to install uMod/Oxide separately under the Updates menu item as well.


Manual Process

First you will need to figure out what plugins you want to add to your server. Visit this link to view and search for Oxide plugins:
*Certain plugins are for certain games. If you have a Rust server, you should not be viewing 7 Days to Die plugins.

Once you find plugins you want, click the blue download button and you should have downloaded the .cs plugin file. You will now need to upload it to your server.
Step 1: Log into the control panel at
Step 2: Open the File Manager and navigate to the following directory: \oxide\plugins\ >. If this is not present, uninstall and re-install Oxide via the Mod Manager and start the server for it to be generated.
Step 3: Upload your plugin file to this directory via the Upload button at the top left of the file manager window.
* This can also be done via FTP. For more information on that, visit this article.
Then click Upload and select the .cs file you downloaded from
Step 4: Once the file(s) are uploaded, estart the server. This will generate configuration files for each plugin. You can edit them accordingly after the first restart in \oxide\configs\, then restart the server again for them to take effect. OR, type "oxide.reload *" in your server's console to re-read the config files.

*Note: We cannot and will not offer any guarantees that Oxide plugins will function as expected, nor can we offer support when it comes to their functionality or the effects that they may have on the Rust server, nor will we be held liable for any performance issues which are directly at the fault of these plugins or the Oxide system as a whole.

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