How can we improve Discord?

allow self hosted servers

It would be useful to have software that we can put on a server, preferable linux/unix, and host our own servers on our own machines. There's nothing really wrong with the current existing servers provided, but I like having the server controlled by my own machine.

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  • SumTingWong commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Most importantly, it also would remove large-company/community servers stressing the discord servers

  • Aspire commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I feel that Self Hosted Servers could be a very useful addition:

    Perks:
    - Use your own bandwidth allowing you to do deeper customisations
    - More cost effective for Discord

    Possible Issues:
    - Denial of Service Attacks:
    - This could be overcome by using the Discord Network as a proxy separating the client from the server, would use more bandwidth but... would prevent any user information from being leaked.
    - Abuse (Packet Modifications):
    - All traffic could be scanned by Discord Servers to allow for all traffic sent is legitimate traffic.

  • cipollaman303030 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @nkyoko i host 10 game servers and 2 voice servers with an average of about 20 active users at any given time at home, behind a opnsense router, with a simmetric 100mbps connection and never had a problem with ddos and hacking stuff. and besides that, who the hell would spend time and money to ddos some random discord server? xD

  • sanyaade commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So Discord is not truly open source as it claims to be in the first place.

    All the source code including the server, cloud, app, sdk and all components should be in the open source if as it says its open source. ***** OPEN-SOURCE SHOULD MEAN OPEN-SOURCE TRULY ******

  • ン京子 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be insanely difficult for discord to invent a feature like this. It would be difficult to have a local hosted server work with the official api and you still need to send data or messages to the api for tatsumaki work on a local server. and you still need api to view discord profiles on the server, be able to dm someone, add someone's discord on your friendlist. view mutual local servers. you have to consider to offer ddos protection yourself. and most people including you aren't experienced in security.

  • Omnichroma commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I mean of course this would nullify sending people's info Mark Zuckerberg style but instead of choosing one of the set servers available on Discord that we can host our server on our actual servers if we have one running at home?

  • Ash-rayy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need this... all my server members are having the problem that the voice stutters or the sound cuts off. Mostly on the EU West server X_X

  • carbiniz3r commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed, If i can host my Server and just use your client id be much more let loose on using your service over teamspeak. But leaving the reliance of my own uptime and privacy comes first.

  • Mr_Linux commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be great! I'd love to have a fully private hosted discord server.

  • Geordan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think it would be a really good idea. When discord is down your brand/community can be up. Of course the idea of Discord hosting servers would still be there. But this could eliminate upload sizes and you could run it on your own CDN. It would be a good idea in general.

  • _へ__(‾◡◝ )> commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need this in china. our isp providers are pieces of shits so accessing discord is almost impossible. Basically it disconnects all the time. This will be a great temporary bandage fix.

  • Tiger commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    yeah, I'd love to have a fully private hosted discord server.

    would eliminate upload sizes & I could potentially enable things like end to end encryption, TLS and SHA-256... you know the works.

  • marwik15 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    100% agree

    I'm probably privacy freak but I'm really pleased when I have full control on software hosted by me for me and my friends.
    Many of my 'secret' conversations are still happening in old-fine TS3 because 'security' and full control on network data.

    Having my own discord server outside main cloud will be nice to have more privacy and reliability. It's also eliminates 50MB upload file size limit which one is in many cases is not enough.

  • DRΞΛMS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    And they could solve their money problem by selling hosted servers if you haven´t a discord server hosted on an vps or on you personal rig

  • Ronyn 509 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why are some jackwagons going onto a Discord blog, saying that they prefer an inferior product? What's wrong with you? Why are you even here? Bye!

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