Invision Community self-hosted licensing
Need more flexibility than our standard Cloud plans provide, or have special requirements? Hosting your own installation of Invision Community may be for you! By hosting our platform on your own infrastructure, you have the ability to optimize it specifically to your own needs, and without any usage restrictions.
Self-hosting a community requires an understanding of maintaining an infrastructure that is compatible with our platform and suitable for demanding web applications. We recommend consulting with your IT team before choosing a self-hosted license, or contact us to discuss your needs.
Are you ready for self-hosted?
Before purchasing a self-hosted license, please check that your infrastructure is compatible. The tool below can be run on your server to ensure the required software is available.
- Choose which apps you need
- Renew every six months
- Manage your own infrastructure
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements for the self-hosted software?
Self-hosting our software requires a server with these minimum capabilities:
PHP 5.6+ (PHP 7 recommended)
- All default extensions
- GD2 extension
- mbstring extension
- MySQL 5.1+ (MySQL 5.6+ recommended)
Our software works with all modern web servers (Apache, nginx, lighttpd, etc.) that can support the listed requirements. Please note that if you choose to use Windows/IIS hosting, our technical support services will 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.
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 or IT team with more information. We recommend choosing one of our Cloud plans if you aren't experienced in server management.
Is installation/upgrade of the software included?
No - installation and upgrade service is not provided as standard with our self-hosted licenses. While these processes are not usually difficult to perform, you should have experience in managing a web server before attempting them.
We offer initial installation as an optional service, priced at $100.
- Ongoing access to new software versions, including major updates
- Technical support for the entire renewal period
- The IPS Spam Defender service, to protect your community against spam
- Access to the IPS Marketplace for new themes and addons
- Customer-only peer-to-peer support forums
The core of Invision Community 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.OK