Self-Hosted Reddit Alternatives

    Reddit 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 Lemmy, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Reddit and 17 are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to Reddit are ZeroMe (Free, Open Source), Scoold (Free, Open Source), ZeroTalk (Free, Open Source) and Telescope (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 20, 2021

    1. Lemmy is an open-source, federated link aggregator similar to Reddit and built with Rust. FEATURES - Self hostable, easy to deploy. - Comes with docker. - Live-updating Comment threads. - Clean, minimal interface. - Mobile-friendly.
      Lemmy vs Reddit opinions
      Most users think Lemmy is a great alternative to Reddit.
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      Lemmy is Reddit, but better. It's open source, and every instances can be independent OR federated, the moderation is one of the most POWERFUL out of all the federated software (the instance where the content is created can moderate and this will be moderated everywhere, and each instance that federate it can also moderate it for itself. There is just nothing comparable.
      Top positive comment  10 months ago

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      56 It has all the features you wish reddit had.
      Top positive comment  4 months ago

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      Sandro_Linux It is similar to reddit but it is open source and has less spam and is much less commercial than reddit and Lemmy is private and modarated
      Positive comment 13 days ago

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      corstar Run by a community of users, not a company
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

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      gabru Reddit no longer is open source and is centralized. It has fallen prey to the goal of 'maximizing user engagement', rather than creating a truly democratic community. Lemmy fixes that by being open source, decentralized, and therefore necessarily about *democratic content aggregation*. Additionally, the users in Lemmy are generally highly educated, by which I mean they're well read in politics, are tech savvy, and are kind. There's also dank memes, of course.
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

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      architsastam It's open source, very responsive and has the most comparable active user base to reddit
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      headlines Decentralized alternative. Lemmy is faster than Reddit, and just as easy to use.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      • ZeroNet
      ZeroMe - Social network for the distributed P2P network zeroNet

      Eventual common source code: https://github.com/HelloZeroNet/ZeroMe

      Accessible from HTTP proxy: https://bit.no.com:43110/1MeFqFfFFGQfa1J3gJyYYUvb5Lksczq7nH
      ZeroMe vs Reddit opinions
      This alternative is disputed. ZeroMe is still a legitimate alternative to Reddit, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Sandro_Linux I think zerome is great but is more of a twitter competitor than Reddit
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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    2. Scoold is inspired by StackOverflow and implements most of its features. You can ask and answer questions, upvote and downvote posts, earn badges and reputation. Each edit creates an new revision, making it easy to follow the history of edits. Scoold is optimized for the cloud.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • ZeroNet
      Forum(s) built with JavaScript ( with CoffeeScript ) and alternativeto.net/software/json for the database distributed by the network ZeroNet
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Telescope is an open-source app that lets you easily set up your own online community. You can use it to create your own discussion board, social news site (like Hacker News or .

      Discontinued

      Last updated March 1st of 2018.

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    3. A social news aggregator for the Python community.
    4. Link aggregator inspired by Reddit using ActivityPub federation.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Reddit
      An alternative private front-end to Reddit Libre + Reddit = Libreddit 🚀 Fast: written in Rust for blazing fast speeds and safety ??
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      A self-hosted Quora like web application written in Go.
    5. 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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