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A little confused

Hi so i was hunting around for a new forum software and stumbled across vanilla, i am a little confused though is this free? I am guessing if i download it and run it on my own server from here it is but if i go to http://vanillaforums.com/ it shows it costs what is the difference please?

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    anything 'free' has to get funded.

    If you want to know about the hosted service ask on http://vanillaforums.com

    grep is your friend.

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    whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... MVP

    @Gav

    Use the search box!

    There are a lot of threads that have asked similar questions.

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    LincLinc Detroit Admin

    Open source version is here: http://vanillaforums.org/download

    Hosted version gives you full support & setup assistance, automatic upgrades, Polls, & backups. The higher plans add Ranks, Reactions, Badges, Warnings, Groups, posting over email, and more.

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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    @Lincoln said:
    Hosted version gives you full support & setup assistance, automatic upgrades, Polls, & backups. The higher plans add Ranks, Reactions, Badges, Warnings, Groups, posting over email, and more.

    In my mind, the best advantage the hosted version has is actual full support system. The OS version is do-it-yourself. At the end of the day your problems are yours and whoever you pay to fix them. Some very kind internet strangers will help you fix any issues that arise, as long as you can follow some simple guidelines and don't mind getting dirty.

    So... hosted is (mostly) worry free. Open source is just free.

    Search first

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