How to create a Discord server

How to create a Discord server

 Introduction to Discord servers

We have recently talked about the best voice systems to chat online , especially in games where we need to communicate with our team, and one of the strongest alternatives, if not the most, is Discord.

This application works in different ways, but the most common is to communicate through what are called servers , which although we could think by their name that they are physical servers that we need to have, as would be the case of TeamSpeak or Mumble , it really is not so.

We are actually tied to the company's servers , so we won't have to worry about having to dedicate a small team or even our main computer for it.

The Discord server system is quite advanced, so that we have a complete system of permissions, ranks and powers that will allow us to manage, with the help of other people, high-caliber servers without the behavior of the users going out of line. mother to a great extent.

Start creating the server

Creating a server can involve a lot of things, but it always starts the same way. We will have to start the Discord application and click on the “+” symbol icon, which will allow us to start the process.

In the selection window, we must click on create a new server , because although the aforementioned icon really refers to adding ourselves to a new server, this can be done by creating our own server, or by entering an existing server to that we have an invitation.

On this screen we can choose a name and a profile image , which can either be in JPG with a solid background or in PNG with a transparent background, although in the latter case our experience can be quite variable in terms of the results obtained , especially if the The image's color palette is similar to our background color, which can be either white (light theme) or dark gray (dark theme).

Invite people to the server

Once the server is created, we will be asked to invite people who are on our friends list , although we can also use an invitation link whose behavior we can slightly customize.

In the window where we can create our invitation link, we can configure whether it is a temporary link, with a certain lifetime or a certain number of uses that allows there to be no leaks or, if they exist, to be easily detected.

Likewise, we can create one-time invitations that will allow the user to enter the server, but that will cause the user to be expelled when disconnecting from the session , something useful if we need a person to enter for a specific reason, but neither party expects that person is going to stay on the server.

Create rooms on the server

Once this is done, we can start to condition our server , and the first thing we will see is that our server has a text room and a voice room called General. These are the default channels and they can be kept, deleted or modified like any other.

As we see in the image, we can create several channels and we can even sort them by categories to facilitate navigation on large servers , so depending on the scope we want to have and how orderly we want our server to be, here we will have some work to do. do.

Among the settings that the text and voice channels will have, we will find the permissions that each role will have , about which we will talk later, in addition to existing restrictions and individual permissions, so we can configure a totally granular control over what each user or group of Server users can do on it.

Server roles

An important thing for our server, especially if it is going to be public, will be the configuration of roles for the users , since we can allow a small number of trusted users to manage the server if we cannot do it ourselves, in addition to allow some users to access channels that would normally be hidden, such as administration channels to discuss server issues.

This will also allow us to hide some parts of the server from new users until, for example , they have been verified manually, something that usually happens in private or very small servers as a first protection barrier, where until a rank is assigned manually to the new user , he will not be able to see more than one text channel or a small number of them . Another variation of this is to allow seeing that the channels exist, but that they cannot be entered.

Discord Nitro Boost

One functionality that Discord offers for servers is the possibility of applying what the company calls Nitro Boost , something that allows us to improve the characteristics of our server.

These improvements will apply to all users of the server, even if they do not have a Discord Nitro subscription, and there are three levels of improvements, which are these and provide the following features:

Level 1 - 2 Server Boost

  • +50 spaces for emoji (with a total of 100 emoji)
  • 128 Kbps audio quality
  • Streaming increased to 720P 60FPS
  • Custom Splash Background
  • Animated server icon

Level 2 - 15 Server Boost
  • Everything from Level 1 and...
  • +50 spaces for emoji (with a total of 150 emoji)
  • 256 Kbps audio quality
  • Server banner
  • 50MB upload limit for all members (server only)

Level 3 - 30 Server Boost
  • Everything from Level 1 and Level 2 and...
  • +100 spaces for emoji (with a total of 250 emoji)
  • 384 Kbps audio quality
  • 100MB upload limit for all members (server only)
  • Custom url

These features, as we mentioned, come with the Nitro Boost, something that will cost us € 4.99 per month for each Boost, and that would work as a kind of donation scheme by users that will generally work very well on large servers, where everyone they can put a small part to reach even level 3 on a monthly basis.

Likewise, users who already have their own Discord Nitro subscription can enjoy a 30% discount for these Boost , so that if we are very active users in Discord that we will benefit from the advantages of Discord Nitro, it is a good option when it comes to saving money for Boost.

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