Self-hosted Licensing

Designed for communities with the technical know-how to self-manage on their own infrastructure.

  • Choose which apps you need
  • Renew every six months
  • Manage your own infrastructure

1 Choose your apps

Select at least one. You can always add new apps later via our client area.
Calendar is available as a free download and does not need to be selected here.

2 Choose your Chat plan

Every license includes a 5 user chatroom free, but you can choose to upgrade to a larger room

Order Summary

  • Suite Core   $100
  • Chat FREE
  • Total $100

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What's the renewal for?

Our self-hosted licenses renew on a six-month basis, and provide ongoing access to support, software and services. If you do not renew by your expiration date, your software will continue to function. However, support, software downloads and additional services will be unavailable until you renew.

What's included?

  • Ongoing access to new software versions, including major updates
  • Technical support for the entire renewal period
  • The IPS Spam Monitoring Service, to protect your community against spam
  • Access to the IPS Marketplace for new themes and addons
  • Free 5-user chatroom
  • Customer-only peer-to-peer support forums

The core of the IPS Community Suite contains the central functionality that powers the product and is therefore required to use the other apps. It provides functionality like member management (registration, profiles etc.), themes, languages, search and much more.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for the self-hosted software?

Self-hosting our software requires a server with these minimum capabilities:

  • PHP 5.3+ (5.4 recommended)
    • All default extensions
    • GD2 extension
    • mbstring extension
  • MySQL 5.1+ (MySQL 5.6+ is recommended)

Our software works with any web server (Apache, IIS, lighttpd, etc.) that can support the listed requirements. Please note that if you choose to use Windows/IIS hosting our technical support services may be limited.

Do you offer refunds?

For purchases for downloadable products, such as software, we do not provide any refunds after the software has been downloaded. To ensure a product is right for you before purchasing, please try our demo, or contact us with any questions you may have.

How can I check my server meets the requirements?

Our Compatibility Checker script is a small file you can run on your server, which will let you know whether the minimum requirements are met. Simply unzip the download and upload the file to your server, then access it via a web browser. Full instructions are provided in the download.

  Download Compatibility Checker

Do you provide support for server issues?

No - our support coverage for self-hosted plans is limited to issues/guidance with our software only. For problems related to your server, we'll refer you to your host with more information. We recommend choosing one of our Cloud plans if you aren't experienced in server management.