I did some research to find suitable alternatives/clones to Stack Exchange because I want to create my own self-hosted Q&A site.

The best one I found was OSQA. Are there better ones, preferably coded in PHP (as I already got some knowledge there).

  • Just curious, is it for a company or for a generic topic?
    – TheLQ
    Commented Sep 15, 2010 at 22:40
  • ...and as "the best one I found" suggests you might have found more: please at the ones you found to Stack Overflow Clones? too?
    – Arjan
    Commented Nov 29, 2010 at 9:33

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There's also Shapado.

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    I wonder where they got their UI/design inspiration from? Commented Sep 15, 2010 at 22:53
  • Shapado is pretty expensive and I'd also like to self-host it.
    – Hedge
    Commented Sep 15, 2010 at 22:55
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    Shapado claims to be open source, so presumably self-hosting is an option. Perhaps someone who knows the exact situation could leave an answer here. Commented Sep 15, 2010 at 23:11
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    Very nice! I found the repository here:gitorious.org/shapado
    – Hedge
    Commented Sep 15, 2010 at 23:26
  • @ScottMorrison, This isn't in PHP.
    – Pacerier
    Commented Jan 10, 2015 at 17:21

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