Local Installation

All Vanilla employees develop and test on local installations using Docker. See the vanilla-docker repo for instructions on

  • Installing vanilla locally.
  • Running unit tests.
  • Debugging with XDebug.

Cloud Solution

For a 1-click installation hosted plan with automatic upgrades, amazing professional support, incredible scalability, integration assistance, theming and migration services, and exclusive features, see Vanilla Forums Cloud Hosting plans.

If you professionally run a large community or enterprise forum, our cloud solution will make the best technical and economic sense by far.

Self Hosting

For instructions on installing, upgrading, and migrating vanilla forums open source instances, see our self-hosting basics guide.

Cloud Hosting

We believe that online communities should be intuitive, engaging and true to your brand. Vanilla allows you to create a customized community that rewards positive participation, automatically curates content and lets members drive moderation.

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