There are many alternatives to Discourse as a self-hosted solution if you are looking for a replacement. The best Self-Hosted alternative is Flarum, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Discourse and many of them are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to Discourse are phpBB (Free, Open Source), Simple Machines Forum (Free, Open Source), NodeBB (Freemium, Open Source) and MyBB (Free, Open Source).
Flarum is free, open-source forum software with a focus on simplicity. You can use Flarum to easily set up a discussion forum for your website. Flarum is developed openly on GitHub. It is the combined successor of esoTalk and FluxBB. It aims to be:
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Flarum vs Discourse opinions
Almost everyone thinks Flarum is a great alternative to Discourse.
yaoqb Its fast lite-weight and easy, works with php and mariadb/mysql
Positive comment • over 2 years ago
Works on more shared-hosting environments, and is more cleanly designed / easy to set up.
Since its creation in 2000, phpBB™ has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution. Like its predecessors, phpBB™ 3.2 “Rhea” has an easy to use administration panel and a user friendly installation process, which allows you to have a forum set up in minutes.
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Some users think phpBB is a great alternative to Discourse, some don't.
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