Difference between Headless and Server

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By jujumumu

I’m trying to make an authoritative server for my game. When I go to the Godot download page for the server there are 2 options. Server and Headless. Which one do I chose to use as a authoritative server?

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: caprinae

From the instructions on the download page:

  • Headless is a Linux 64-bit build of the editor tools to run on headless environment. It is used from the command line to run tests or export projects.
  • Server is a Linux 64-bit build of the export template running without graphics and audio, useful to host server instances for Godot games.

It sounds like you want the Server download - the Headless version is basically just the editor with no GUI.