Turn casual readers into loyal community members

Turn your ancient commenting section into a modern social hub. Include your readers in the conversation, increase time-on-site and drive registrations

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Leverage user-generated content to grow your brand

Increase time-on-site

Connect your readers and fuel colorful, civilized discussions to boost engagement & time-on-site

Upvotes, Media and GIFs
Gamification & Ranks
Toxicity & Spam Filtering

Drive registrations

Allow your readers to discuss outside your comment section — in your own branded community

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Socian Login and Signup
Community Integration

Monetize engagement

Monetize user-generated content the way you choose to boost ARPU and unlock customer value

Paid Memberships
Google Ads
Custom Banners (HTML)

What is The Public Community?

  • The Public Community is a service company that helps creators host their own social network.
  • For a one-time fee, we will work together to create an online community that matches your vision.
  • Unlike Tribe or Facebook Groups, here you have full ownership over your community and its data.

How does it work?

  • Start by filling out this form. Once completed, we will schedule a 1-on-1 call to learn about your business, how you interact with your audience, and what you're looking to get form your community.
  • We will set up the community on your servers (e.g. AWS, Hetzner, DigitalOcean), and configure it to your needs.
  • Finally, we'll schedule another 1-on-1 call to walk you through the platform so you can manage it confidently yourself.

How is it better than the competition?

  • Complete ownership: Your community is hosted on your servers, and you don't need to pay anyone to keep it.
  • Powerful customization: Your community comes with dozens of free extensions that let you customize its appearance and functionality in a just a few click.
  • Fast, dedicated support: Before setting up your community, we schedule a 1-on-1 call to learn about how you interact with your audience so that we can provide the right experience for them.

How much does it cost?

  • We charge a one-time fee of $300, which includes the setting up and configuring the community to your needs.
  • Zero monthly service costs.
  • You only pay for a server, which costs an average of $5/month (Hetzner is our favorite).
  • To learn more about our pricing, click here.

Do I need to know how to code?

  • No! You can easily customize your community using dozens of no-code extensions, and customize its appearance and functionality to match your needs.
  • We also set up the infrastructure so you won't need to worry about server maintenance and performance. Your community remains secure, blazing fast, and is backed up on a daily basis.
  • And if you still encounter issues, we're only one message away.

Is there ongoing support?

  • Yes! You can reach us via chat or email free. We're usually pretty quick to reply.
  • If you'd like us to take a deeper look (e.g. Hop on a call and fix issues for you) we charge $80/hour to do.
  • To learn more about our pricing, click here.

Still have questions? Let's chat

Fully self hosted

Pay once and it's yours forever

Unlike Tribe or Facebook Groups, we don't hold you hostage with monthly-reoccurring subscriptions. For a one-time fee, you get a personalized solution that matches your vision and full ownership over your community and its data. Forever!

Host your own social network

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