DiscourseHosting was founded by Richard and Michael, two fourty-ish computer engineers based in the Netherlands. We both have 10+ years of experience in high-end application hosting and application development in various markets.
|Michael is the guy who runs the day-to-day business. His expertise is in system management, networking and automatic deployment.||Richard is the programmer of the DiscourseHosting control panel and forum-provisioning logic.|
We think Discourse is a game-changer in the online forum (or message board / bulletin board) landscape, but it needs an extensive ecosystem to become really successful. Our goal is to make Discourse available to anyone wishing to set up an online forum, without the need for technical knowledge – just like WordPress.com allows anyone to start a blog.
Our company is based near Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Europe. Our hosting is in certified datacenters in Washington DC and Frankfurt, and for on the business plan in Amsterdam and Singapore as well (by request).
Next to DiscourseHosting we run a number of websites focused towards the Dutch market.