Host your own social network

Create a space for your audience to connect and engage around a shared passion, and leverage the power of a community to grow your brand.

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Build & monetize your community

Engage

Host a vibrant space where like-minded people can connect, ask questions, and discuss the things they love

Discussions and Q&As
Polls, GIFs and Media Support
Real-time Chat

Retain

Turn casual followers into loyal community members with gamification, rewards and a convenient mobile app

Mobile App & Push Notifications
Gamification
Special Ranks & Permissions

Monetize

Turn engagement into revenue through through Google Ads, selling premium memberships or your own products

Paid Memberships New
Google Ads
Custom Banners (HTML)

What is Public?

  • We help brands and content creators build thriving online communities where people can ask questions, share experiences and connect around a shared passion.
  • For a one-time fee, we will work to translate your vision into reality, set up the right extensions and settings, and walk you through how to manage it.
  • Unlike Tribe and Facebook Groups, this is a fully self-hosted solution where everything is stored on your servers. You have full ownership over your community and its data. There are no third parties or monthly fees.

How does it work?

  • To start, fill out this survey to tell us your audience and the community you want to create.
  • Once completed, you'll be able to schedule a 1:1 Zoom call or purchase our service. For a one-time payment of $300, we will set up the community on your server and tailor it to your needs.
  • The community will be hosted on a server of your choice (e.g., AWS, GCP, DigitalOcean, Hetzner), and its credentials will be emailed to you.
  • Once everything is ready to launch (usually within 3-4 days), we'll set up another Zoom call to walk you through the platform and teach you everything you need to know to run it successfully.

How is it better than the competition?

  • A custom-built solution made for you: We know that every community is unique. That's why we work closely with each one of our customers to create a space where members feel excited to be a part of. After getting to know your business, we will set up a community with the right extensions and settings, and walk you through how to manage it.
  • Powered by next-generation software: Hosting your own social network doesn't have to be complicated. We use the world's best forum software, Flarum, to create a community that's both extremely engaging and easy to manage. It comes with dozens of free extensions, a visual admin panel, and an easy integration with tools like Google Analytics.
  • Full ownership and unrestricted growth: Since the community is hosted on your servers, you're free to grow it as much as you can while maintaining full control over its data. There's no third-party holding you hostage with endless monthly subscriptions. We'll also set up automatic daily backups and a simple, easy-to-use server panel (that you'll rarely have to use).

How much does it cost?

  • We charge a one-time fee of $300, which includes setting up the community and configuring it to your needs.
  • There are no monthly service costs.
  • You only pay for a server, which costs an average of $5/month (Hetzner is our favorite option).

Do I need to know how to code?

  • No! You can easily customize your community using dozens of no-code extensions and customize its appearance and functionality to match your needs.
  • We also set up the infrastructure so you won't need to worry about server maintenance and performance. Your community remains secure, blazing fast, and is backed up on a daily basis.
  • And if you still encounter issues, we're only one message away.

Still have questions? Let's chat

Fully self hosted

Pay once and it's yours forever

Unlike Tribe or Facebook Groups, we don't hold you hostage with monthly-reoccurring subscriptions. For a one-time fee, you get a personalized solution that matches your vision and full ownership over your community and its data. Forever!

Grow your community, grow your brand

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