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Is it possible for me to make a Q&A site like Stack Overflow for a different topic? How much money it will cost? I have my own VPS; can I host the site there?

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As of 2018, Stack Overflow has launched Teams, which effectively give you a way of using Stack Overflow for your team without a private on-premise installation of the 'enterprise' version (and much cheaper, it'd seem to me).

Original answer:

Stack Overflow Enterprise is available for internal use, but it is really meant for larger organizations only.

If you'd like to make your own Q&A platform, you can try one of the open-source alternatives to Stack Exchange, or you can go through the Area51 proposal process and see if your idea has a community around it.

  • Teams link doesn't work. – captDaylight Oct 24 at 17:50

Look at Area51. It is a staging zone for new sites:

http://area51.stackexchange.com/

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    This is true, but not what the OP was looking for. The answer to the OP's question, as George said, is "no." – Pops Mar 8 '11 at 15:29
  • @Popular, the OP wanted a SE site but on a different topic. Although the OP is willing to pay and host, it did not seem like a requirement. So, if they are just looking for a different SE site or have a new idea then area51 is the place to go. The OP has no related accounts and might not be aware that other sites exist. – jzd Mar 8 '11 at 15:33
  • Hm, I read it as "I specifically want to buy a private SE site but my English is no good." But your way makes sense too. (More interesting is the fact that there are no related accounts; I didn't think that was even possible. Perhaps he had one but broke the association?) – Pops Mar 8 '11 at 15:38

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