Plans & Pricing

Thousands of organizations big and small power their communities with NodeBB. From free self-service to full customization, we have the perfect forum solution for you:

Instant Hosting

The quickest way to get your forum up and running today. Launch your forum in minutes using one of our great looking themes, and leave the server maintenance and upgrades to us.

$250 / mo
Small startups, businesses, and groups
Up to 2 million monthly page views
Email and community forum support
City Popular
$750 / mo
Great value for growing businesses and groups
Up to 10 million monthly page views
Premium support
Larger organizations that need a custom solution
10 million monthly page views
Customised support

All our monthly hosting packages include:

  • Unlimited staff and community users

  • Free SSL encryption for security

  • Automated daily backup of all your data

Non-profit or start-up company?

Please contact us for discounted pricing.

Free hosting available for open source project communities

If you run a popular open source project and are interested in a free hosting account from NodeBB to help grow your community, please drop us a line.


  • Qualified projects will be hosted on GitHub or GitLab, and demonstrate a clear need for better interaction within their contributor community
  • Hosting provided will be equivalent to our 'Village' level plan – upgraded plans may be provided at a discounted rate
  • Your forum URL must retain the "" format, with no other NodeBB branding required
  • Qualification will be at the discretion of NodeBB Inc.

Custom Solutions

Custom enterprise packages for larger businesses and organizations. We will work closely with you to create the perfect solution.


  • Custom feature development to integrate with your current systems.
  • Theme customization to match your brand identity perfectly.
  • Single Sign-On with your existing services to provide your users with a seamless experience.
  • Migration services from existing forums – we'll make the move from your old software as painless as possible.
  • Premium hosting or self-hosting options to best suit your requirements and security policies.

Open Source

NodeBB is open source software that is free for anyone to download and install on their own server under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence (GPLv3).

The code can be found at our project repository on GitHub, and installation instructions can be found in our Documentation Portal.

If you do not have a server, we recommend using DigitalOcean to host NodeBB. They do charge based on your usage, but you can get a month of free hosting from them by following this link.