How do I start my own Discord server?

Creating your own server on Discord is very straightforward and anyone can do it. Obviously, you will need a Discord app downloaded or the Discord web interfaced opened in your browser. Whatever is your preferred option, you will need to have an account registered to start. If you don’t have one, make sure to do it right away.

Creating a server

Once you sign in to Discord for the first time, you will be asked if you want to join or to create a server. If you’ve been a user for some time and you’ve skipped this pop-up screen, you have to locate the large plus button in the interface and click it. The same options will be presented either way. Tap the Create the server option to get started. Choose a name for your server and your region if it wasn’t detected automatically. Proceed by clicking the Create button.

Your server will be created after this. You will be connected to it automatically. On the left, select your server and find the drop-down arrow if you want to check the options for changing server settings, creating channels, inviting friends, and more.

Server colors

Almost everyone on Discord love colors. You can choose to give people the freedom to chose their own colors, or you can make groups and assign each group with a particular color. You, as an administrator, will be able to move people between groups, creating a hierarchy or just letting people to differentiate between each other. Users prefer having their own colors rather than having no colors. It’s a convenient feature for all users.

Server Roles

Most of the time, an average Discord server will have these roles:

  • Owner
  • Admins and Moderators
  • Other roles associated with the theme of the Discord server
  • Average server user

This is probably the best way you can organize your server and why almost everyone use this concept. You need to find enough admins in proportion to the size of your server.


Another feature you have to manage well. Something I personally dislike is a server with too many channels. Most of the time, 90% of the will be totally empty. Having too many channels may impact the main purpose of creating a server too. Try having no more than 10 channels at the time.

Here are a couple of channels every server should have:

1. Rules

2. General (You can look at this as a spam channel)

3. Announcements

4. Server Feedback

5. Bot

Server Rules

This is something you can and can’t control. However, you should try to impact how people should behave on your server. Don’t make things too strict as people probably won’t stay on your server because it won’t be fun. Also, don’t be lenient on the rules since there are people who will do some really weird stuff. You have to be ready for this because it will happen eventually.

Keep things as you think they should be, make it fun for everyone, and enjoy!