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Self-Hosted Disqus Alternatives

Disqus is not available as a self-hosted solution but there are plenty of alternatives for power users and business that want to host a solution on-premise. The best Self-Hosted alternative is Isso, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Disqus 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 Disqus are Commento, utterances, Cusdis and Commentics.

Disqus alternatives are mainly Comment Platforms but may also be Social Networks or Social Newss. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Disqus.
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  1. Isso icon

    Isso

    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    31 alternatives to Isso 

    Isso – Ich schrei sonst – is a lightweight commenting server written in Python and JavaScript. It aims to be a drop-in replacement for Disqus.

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    Most users think Isso is a great alternative to Disqus.
    ccmdream2004

    its basically like diquis commenting posting viewing and more

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    Commento

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    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron
    34 alternatives to Commento 

    Commento is a popular, fast, bloat-free commenting system that you can embed on your blog, news articles, and more. Open source at its core, Commento guarantees you privacy and does not include third-party trackers and advertisements, unlike alternatives such as Disqus.

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    1.  Anonymous CommentingCommento allows you to comment and participate in discussions without revealing your personal information.
    2.  No TrackingCommento will not track you or use your personal data.
    3.  Ad-freeCommento doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Embedded commentsUsers can leave comments that will appear within Commento
    Commento's dashboard includes various moderation tools, settings, statistics and other options.
    This is what an example comments section looks like. Commento allows nested/threaded comments, OAuth, markdown, and much more.
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    pkirk

    Because is really fast, and I see a bright future, as Mozilla and Digital Ocean are sponsoring it.

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    Guest

    It's open source and it's lightweight.

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    Guest

    Can be self-hosted or not. Free if you've contributed.

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    utterances

    • Self-Hosted
    • GitHub
    33 alternatives to utterances 

    A lightweight comments widget built on GitHub issues. Use GitHub issues for blog comments, wiki pages and more!

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    Guest

    Probably better but only if you want your site to use GitHub issues as a way of storing comments. Beneficial for Jekyll / GitHub Pages websites, though.

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  4. Cusdis

    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    35 alternatives to Cusdis 

    Open source, lightweight (~5kb gzip), privacy-friendly alternative to Disqus.

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    1.  Anonymous CommentingCusdis allows you to comment and participate in discussions without revealing your personal information.
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    tangycandy

    Cusdis is one of the easiest solutions to implement and customize that I've tried. There's a free (limited) hosted version and you can easily self-host. Only downside is that it lacks the fancier features of Disqus and a spam filter.

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    Commentics

    17 alternatives to Commentics 

    ommentics is a free, advanced PHP comment script with many features. Professionally written and with open source code, its main aims are to be integrable, customizable and secure. It is designed to be integrated into existing pages.

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    HashOver

    27 alternatives to HashOver 

    HashOver is a PHP comment system intended as a replacement for services like Disqus. HashOver is free and open source software, under the GNU Affero General Public License. HashOver adds a "comment section" to any website, by placing a few simple lines of JavaScript or...

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    Discontinued

    No updates since Aug 2019 & won't work with the latest PHP versions.

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    Kontxt

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    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Wordpress
    45 alternatives to Kontxt 

    Kontxt is an inline communication and engagement tool that adds live collaboration and interactivity to digital content. Enterprise productivity. Remote education. Site owner revenue. Personal social news aggregation, rating, sharing, and discussion.

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    1.  Shared FoldersKontxt supports shared folders that can be used to store, search, and access files with multiple people.
    2.  Support for @mentionsKontxt supports the use of mentions through @ to a particular user, who will be notified personally.
    3.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Kontxt simultaneously.
    4.  PDF annotationKontxt support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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    Cactus Comments

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    • Self-Hosted
    • Matrix.org
    7 alternatives to Cactus Comments 

    Cactus Comments is a federated comment system for the web, based on the Matrix protocol. The system is easily embedded, respects you and your users privacy and is completely free and open source.

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    1.  Privacy focusedCactus Comments is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Embedded commentsUsers can leave comments that will appear within Cactus Comments
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    giscus

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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    34 alternatives to giscus 

    A comments system powered by GitHub Discussions. Let visitors leave comments and reactions on your website via GitHub!

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    Schnack

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    Schnack is an open source commenting system written in JavaScript.

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