How to create an autoexec.cfg for CS:GO

An autoexec.cfg file is used in CS:GO to ensure some commands / settings are always set. The autoexec.cfg file is automatically executed on startup like the config.cfg file, and can contain pretty much any client-side command in Counter Strike: Global Offensive.

In this guide we’ll run through how you create one and give you some tips on what to include.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Counter Strike: Global Offensive in review

Counter Strike: Global Offensive has grown tremendously both as a game and an e-sport over the last few years. We’re huge fans of CS:GO here at DatHost and therefore we’ve scoured the web for the most interesting statistics for CS:GO, and compiled them into a large infographic. Hopefully you find it as interesting to read as it was for us to make! As a sidenote; if you’re a designer and would be interested in doing some cool things like this in the future, get in touch with anders [at]

Without further ado; here’s the infographic (click on the infographic to view full version):

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How to create and use Gameserver Login Tokens (GSLTs) for your dedicated CS:GO server


Valve recently made a change to how their CS:GO servers operate. To start your CS:GO server, you’ll now need a Gameserver Login Token (GSLT) to be registered with your server. At the time of writing, this change is expected to go live sometime next week, according to Valve.

This may seem cumbersome at first, but is fairly easy to do. We’ll walk you through how to, step-by-step below.

One of the advantages of using GSLTs is that people who add your server to favorites will still be able to find and connect to your server, even if you change hosting provider and/or the IP / port of your server. This was something that previously was impossible.

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Important information regarding our CS:GO servers

Running certain plugins will cause your server to be blacklisted

Valve recently announced they would blacklist any servers running plugins that are offering to their players false inventories and/or profiles as a free or paid service. Essentially this refers to the so-called !knife and !ws plugins and the popular weapon paints plugins.

In order to comply with Valve’s wishes, we ask all of our users to remove any plugins of this type, as running these plugins will cause your server to be blacklisted. We’ll also be actively purging these plugins from servers running with us.

Running a plugin of this type will cause us to immediately delete your server with no refunds offered, as you run the risk of blacklisting your server and any other servers running on the same machine.

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DatHost partners with Vault


Since April, DatHost has been expanding our presence into the U.S. market, and has since been looking for partners in the area, so that we can ensure the same great quality of our services as we have been delivering to our EU customers, and we’re now happy to announce our first partner in North America: Vault. Vault is a new organization with a professional attitude, dedicated to breeding new talent and share a lot of values with us, making them a natural partner. Vault’s CS:GO squad have participated in CEVO-Main and the qualifiers for RGN NA, and have been showing a lot of potential.

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The wait is over – adds Half-Life 3 servers!


Update: As most people figured out, this was an April’s fools. Thanks to everyone who laughed with us, hopefully we’ll see Half-life 3 for real some day!

Nassau, Bahamas – Ever since the release of our CS:GO and Minecraft servers, people have been asking – Where will you go next? What’s the next game to have revolutionized gameserver hosting? To us, the answer was always clear, as in our minds there was only one game that could top the ones we already have. Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of our Half-Life 3 servers.

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How to add eBot to your or other dedicated server

Today we’ll go through how you can use eBot with your server or with any other dedicated server. If you are hosting the server yourself, or have your server with another host, you will have to make sure that the cSay plugin is installed on your CSGO server. On servers, you can easily install the cSay plugin with one click.

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Let’s learn some smoke grenades on new Cobblestone [CS:GO]

Valve recently updated de_cobblestone, or cbble, after complaints on the map from the community. In short, the changes remove a lot of the large distances and instead makes the map more similar to inferno or dust2, with smaller bombsites and more cover.

We love Cobblestone and think that a lot of the hate it receives is because of the map being different, but also not as explored as other maps. For example, there aren’t any great smoke tutorials out there for this map.

We’ll be trying to help out the community by sharing some grenades, wallbang spots and strategies on the new cobblestone. For this post, we sat down and came up with a lot of useful smokes for Cobblestone. Our focus was on smokes with easy to remember markers and to avoid having to jump / run as much as possible, so the smokes become even more consistent. You can find our smokes below.

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