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 (Paid), HashOver (Free, Open Source), utterances (Free, Open Source) and Commentics (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 4, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Isso – Ich schrei sonst – is a lightweight commenting server written in Python and JavaScript. It aims to be a drop-in replacement for Disqus. It supports CRUD comments written in Markdown, Disqus import, I18N, website integration via JavaScript. Comments are stored in SQLite.
      Isso vs Disqus opinions
      Most users think Isso is a great alternative to Disqus.
      ccmdream2004 its basically like diquis commenting posting viewing and more
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Cloudron
      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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      Several people have addressed an issue about their domain being deleted and all their comments being lost without any warning while using the free plan.

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      Commento vs Disqus opinions
      Most users think Commento is a great alternative to Disqus.
      Can be self-hosted or not. Free if you've contributed.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      pkirk Because is really fast, and I see a bright future, as Mozilla and Digital Ocean are sponsoring it.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      It's open source and it's lightweight.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      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.
      Most users think HashOver is a great alternative to Disqus.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • GitHub
      A lightweight comments widget built on GitHub issues. Use GitHub issues for blog comments, wiki pages and more! • Open source. • No tracking, no ads, always free. • No lock-in. All data stored in GitHub issues. • Styled with Primer, the CSS toolkit that powers GitHub.
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      utterances vs Disqus opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      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. Why use it?
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    1. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      Schnack is an open source commenting system written in JavaScript. * Tiny! It takes only ~8 KB!!! to embed Schnack. * Open source and self-hosted. * Ad-free and Tracking-free. Schnack will not disturb your users.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Drupal
      • Tumblr
      • Joomla
      • Blogger
      • Wordpress
      GraphComment is the next generation comments system. No more disorganized discussions piled on several pages. With GraphComment, you can easily follow the relevant discussions. The BubbleRank sort the answers in order of relevance.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Open source, lightweight (~5kb gzip), privacy-friendly alternative to Disqus. Features - Universal embed code: You can embed Cusdis on every website.
      Cusdis vs Disqus opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.
      Positive comment 15 days ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      Spirit is a modern discussion platform. Notifications Receive an automatic notification everytime someone mentions your @name, quotes you or answers to your conversation.
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      Spirit-Project vs Disqus opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      syntax Spirit is meant to be a standalone discussion forum. Unlike Disqus, it cannot be embedded into other sites.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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