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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 14 are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to Reddit are Libreddit, ZeroTalk, Pythonic News and Littr.me.

Reddit alternatives are mainly Social Networks but may also be Social Newss or Q&A Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Reddit.
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  1. Lemmy icon

    Lemmy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • Self-Hosted
    • iPhone

    Lemmy is similar to sites like Reddit, Lobste.rs, or Hacker News: you subscribe to forums you're interested in, post links and discussions, then vote, and comment on them.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedLemmy is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ LightweightLemmy consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    It has all the features you wish reddit had.

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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.

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    kx

    Light, comfy community on beehaw.org, federation is actually awesome thing, I can read the news from all the sources at ones, recommend!

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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

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    corstar

    Run by a community of users, not a company

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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.

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    architsastam

    It's open source, very responsive and has the most comparable active user base to reddit

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    Libreddit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Reddit

    Private front-end for Reddit written in Rust.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedLibreddit is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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  3. ZeroTalk icon

    ZeroTalk

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Python
    • JSON
    • JavaScript
    • ZeroNet

    Forum(s) built with JavaScript ( with CoffeeScript ) and alternativeto.net/software/json for the database distributed by the network .

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedZeroTalk is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    Pythonic News

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    A social news aggregator for the Python community.

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  5. Littr.me

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Link aggregator inspired by Reddit using ActivityPub federation.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeLittr.me supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Support for ActivityPubLittr.me support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
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    Kontxt

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Wordpress

    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.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Kontxt simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationKontxt support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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    Guora

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    A self-hosted Quora like web application written in Go.

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  8. FlowChat icon

    FlowChat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    FlowChat is an open-source, self-hostable reddit alternative. It has communities, hashtags, live-updating threaded conversations, and voting.

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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, v0.3.2.13, released in November 2018, can be still downloaded from the GitHub

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    Postmill

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Postmill is a free, web-based, social link aggregator with voting and threaded comments. It is built on the Symfony framework. Used to host raddle.me

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  10. Coordino

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Coordino allows you to create a question and answer system for you and your users to enjoy.

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    Discontinued

    Repository hasn't been touched in 5 years

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