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Self-Hosted reCAPTCHA Alternatives

reCAPTCHA is not available as a self-hosted solution but there are some alternatives for power users and business that want to host a solution on-premise. The best Self-Hosted alternative is visualCaptcha, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to reCAPTCHA and five of them are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to reCAPTCHA are UniqPin, Negative Captcha, Captcheck and phpformmailer.

This page was last updated Jan 20, 2022
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Online

reCAPTCHA is a CAPTCHA system that enables web hosts to distinguish between human and automated access to websites.

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  1. visualCaptcha

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    visualCaptcha is a configurable captcha solution, focusing on accessibility & simplicity, whilst maintaining security. It's also localizable and free, open-source, and we encourage customizations per site.

    Discontinued

    As from Dec 26, 2016: Please note visualCaptcha is no longer actively developed. It still works and should continue to, but it won't be improved by the initial team anymore. ...Source: https://github.com/emotionLoop/visualCaptcha/blob/master/README.md

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    Free, open-source, self-hosted.

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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  2. UniqPin

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript
    • PHP

    UniqPin is a free for non-commercial use service which destiny improve ability of interfaces detect a human or a computer operate with it.



  3. Negative Captcha

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    A negative captcha has the exact same purpose as your run-of-the-mill image captcha: To keep bots from submitting forms. Image ("positive") captchas do this by implementing a step which only humans can do, but bots cannot: read jumbled characters from an image.

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  4. Captcheck

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Open source reCAPTCHA alternative.

  5. phpformmailer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP

    Easy to use - Nothing stupid your visitors have to type before the form submits.

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    phpformmailer vs reCAPTCHA opinions
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    It is not a captcha functionality

    Negative comment 9 months ago
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    It is not a captcha functionality.

    Negative comment over 4 years ago
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