This still did not work for me, but I am having more issues than just the settings not applying. From server crashing to server shutting down for hours, and the ram being much less than said upon purchase. I have given up and am requesting a refund. Just seems that the slew of problems with hosting on this provider outweighs the positive aspects. I have never rented a server before, but I have hosted my own from home many times, and never had such complications. I will try another service and see if it is better.
Any idea how to download the save game file so i can switch my server? Gonna try and Host on my machine. Plus i have been Messaging support back and forth for the past week or 2 and this is their final reply:
The setting is correctly set in the configfile, if it is not accepted, it is a difficulty of the server software, in this case unfortunately, we can't change the game's behavior, nor the one of its server software because we have no access to it's code. I would recommend you to contact the "ELEON GAME STUDIOS" Support directly:
-> Empyrion – Galactic Survival
So, It seems like they have given up. Even though you can set settings on your local files and they apply just fine *single player*. I still believe that there is something wrong on their end but idk.