There are probably a dozen ways to download the alt:V server binaries but this section will explain some of the common ways to obtain them and what you will be needing to your server in a windows environment.
What Files are Necessary?
Depending on your environment these are the folder structures and files that are necessary to run your server.
Files necessary for a windows environment.
│ altv-server.exe │ server.cfg ├───data/ │ vehmodels.bin │ vehmods.bin ├───modules/ │ └───js-module │ js-module.dll │ libnode.dll └───resources/
Linux (Ubuntu 18)
Files necessary for your a linux environment.
│ altv-server │ server.cfg │ start.sh ├───data │ vehmodels.bin │ vehmods.bin ├───modules │ └───js-module │ libjs-module.so │ libnode.so.72 └───resources/
Normally you will want to obtain the latest downloads from https://altv.mp/#/downloads which has a nice interface that will assist you with downloading the binaries you need.
CDN stands for content delivery network. It's just a fancy way to say a web host that is entirely dedicated to letting you download files from it. It has really high download speeds and can handle huge amounts of traffic.
You can grab the exact files you need from https://wiki.altv.mp/wiki/Scripting:CDN_Links.
This is an alternative command line tool that will download and install everything you need. If you want a better understanding of what you are downloading it is highly recommended you setup your server manually. Check out altv-pkg here.
Written by Stuyk & Alexa