If you’re an avid Discord user, you might have wondered if it’s possible to create your own server. Well, the good news is that yes, you can make your own server in Discord! Creating your own server allows you to have complete control over its settings, channels, and members. Let’s dive into the process of setting up your very own Discord server.
Step 1: Creating a New Server
To get started, open Discord and log in to your account. Once you’re logged in, navigate to the left-hand side of the screen and click on the plus (+) button located at the bottom of the server list. This will open up a new window where you can choose between creating a new server or joining an existing one.
Make sure to select “Create a Server” to proceed with making your own server.
Step 2: Server Settings
After clicking on “Create a Server,” you’ll be prompted to name your server. Choose a name that reflects the purpose or theme of your community. You can also add an icon by clicking on the square next to the server name.
Selecting a Region
In this step, you’ll need to select a region for your server. The region determines which data center will host your server. Choose a region that is closest to where most of your members will be located for optimal performance.
Selecting Verification Level
The verification level determines how users gain access to your server. You can choose between several options ranging from no verification required to requiring users to have a verified phone number linked with their Discord account.
Step 3: Customize Your Server
Now that you’ve set up the basic server settings, it’s time to customize your server to make it visually appealing and engaging for your members. Here are a few ways you can do this:
Server Logo and Background
You can upload a server logo and background image to give your server a unique identity. This can be done by clicking on the server name at the top left of the screen and selecting “Server Settings.” From there, navigate to the “Overview” tab where you’ll find options to upload a logo and background image.
Channels are where different topics or discussions take place within your server. To create channels, click on the “+” button next to the “Text Channels” or “Voice Channels” heading in the left sidebar. Give each channel a descriptive name that indicates its purpose.
Roles allow you to assign different permissions and privileges to members within your server. To add roles, go back to the “Server Settings” menu, click on the “Roles” tab, and then click on the “+” button. You can create roles with different names and customize their permissions according to your requirements.
Step 4: Invite Members
Your server is now set up and customized! The final step is to invite members so they can join your community. To invite members, click on the drop-down arrow next to your server name, select “Invite People,” and choose one of several options available such as generating an instant invite link or sending an invitation via email.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully created your own Discord server.
Now you can enjoy chatting, sharing, and collaborating with your community members in a safe and controlled environment. Remember to moderate your server and enforce any necessary rules to ensure a positive experience for everyone.
So what are you waiting for? Start building your own Discord server today!