Customize Your Server MOTD

A MOTD (Message of the Day) is the text that appears next to the server icon and below the server name on the server list of your Minecraft client. The uses of a MOTD may vary. It can be used to describe the server, promote features, create announcements, attract attention to your server and many more!

By default, a server's MOTD is "A Minecraft Server" but you can change this to say anything and even add formatting.

This tutorial will teach you how to customize your server's MOTD:

  1. Open your Multicraft Panel.
  2. Stop your Server
  3. Navigate to Files > Config Files.
  4. Open Server Settings.
  5. Locate the Server Message setting. Edit this to your liking

    You can add colors and formatting to your MOTD by using formatting codes. You can find a complete list of available formatting options through this link: Formatting Codes
  6. At the bottom of the page, click Save.
  7. Restart your server.

You're done! Refreshing the server list on your Multicraft client will show the updated MOTD of your server.

If you require any further assistance, please contact our support at:

Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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