Self Hosting A Discourse Forum


Im looking to self host a forum for my community. But im wondering if someone could do it for me. I dont want to spend any money on it. Ive spent all morning looking for something to work out but I cant. Can anyone help?

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While Discourse is Free Software, you still need the hardware to run it on. That usually costs money, but there are several cheap options ranging from $5 a month.

Some cloud providers do provide free trials that may run Discourse, albeit quite slowly.


Could you put some of those free trials that might run slowly?

That doesn’t sound like “self” hosting. But if you search around here for Oracle, I think you’ll find that it’s possible to self-host there for no cost for the VPS. You’ll still likely pay for mail service, though.

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