Am I able to buy Discourse or, am I forced to pay the “cloud” pricing?

Hi Discourse community!
I discovered this place today. I’m confused about the pricing of Discourse software… I mean, am I able to buy Discourse or, am I just forced to pay the “cloud” pricing?

Thanks in advance to those who will support me! :slight_smile:

psss… is there an Italian community?

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Discourse is 100% free, open source forum software. You can download it and install on your own server by following our install guide: discourse/ at master · discourse/discourse · GitHub. Plenty of people do that, and we provide community support here on Meta.

We ( also sell fully managed hosting plans, which are great if you don’t want to maintain a server yourself.

Not an official Discourse meta community, but I’m sure there are plenty of :it: communities out there using Discourse!


Wow! I didn’t know that! I’m surprised :+1:
I mean, I noticed that Discourse software is so good, I love its natural flow of things.
If so, how do updates work? Is there a team that releases updates?

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:wave: that’s us at The version of Discourse core available for free is exactly the same one that we provide paid hosting for.


That’s great! Thank you for your replies David. You are so polite! :hugs: