Self-hosted XenForo licenses

Purchase XenForo software licenses and add-on products for installation on your own infrastructure

XenForo License

Is self-hosted right for you?

How much can you do for yourself?

If you have the time and expertise to manage your own web server, and you are comfortable installing and updating software on your infrastructure, you could consider hosting XenForo yourself.

Please ensure that your hosting infrastructure meets the minimum requirements before purchasing.

Configure your license

Choose components to suit your community

Self-hosted packages grant lifetime use and access to customer support and all software updates released within the 12 months after purchase.

Each package contains the core XenForo software, along with any add-on products you select. You may expand your package with more add-on products at any time.

XenForo Cloud

Fully managed XenForo plans

Hosting is not for everyone, so why not leave the techie stuff to us, so you can concentrate on growing your community?

With XenForo Cloud, we will take care of everything you need to get started and keep running, including software updates.

Get a free XenForo demo

Try out administrative access

Not ready to dive in? Try out a free demo on our servers to discover all XenForo can offer.

Multiple-license discounts

Discounts are determined by your total number of XenForo licenses, including those you are purchasing.

Licenses Price per license
1 - 2 $195
3 - 5 $185
6 - 10 $175
11+ $165

One license is required per XenForo installation.

XenForo system requirements

Ensure your infrastructure supports these before purchasing

  • PHP 7.0 (8.2 recommended)
  • MySQL 5.5 (MariaDB and Percona also compatible)
  • PHP extensions: MySQLi, GD (with JPEG support), PCRE, cURL, SPL, SimpleXML, DOM, JSON, iconv, ctype
  • Common PHP functions must not be disabled

If your system does not support these, try a fully-managed XenForo Cloud plan.


  1. A XenForo license grants lifetime use, subject to the terms of the License Agreement, and one year of access to support and software updates.
  2. After the initial year, to access ongoing support and updates, a 12-month extension must be purchased.
  3. Add-on products will add their own extension price to the extension price for the license.
  4. Self-hosted packages do not include hosting. Please ensure that your hosting infrastructure meets the minimum requirements before purchasing.
  5. Prices are shown excluding VAT. If applicable, VAT will be added during checkout for UK and EU customers at your local rate.
  6. The registered VAT number for XenForo Ltd. is 109425230.
  7. XenForo Enhanced Search requires ElasticSearch 2.0 or newer to be installed on your server.
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