About Us

DiscourseHosting was founded by Richard and Michael, two fourty-ish computer engineers based in the Netherlands. We both have 15+ years of experience in high-end application hosting and application development in various markets.

Michael Michael’s expertise is in system management, networking and automatic deployments. Richard Richard is the developer 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.

The Company

Our company is based near Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Europe. Our hosting is in ISO-27001 certified datacenters in Washington DC and Frankfurt, and for the business plan in Amsterdam and Singapore as well (upon request).
Next to DiscourseHosting we run a number of websites focused towards the Dutch market.

Dutch Business Registration #24419918 – VAT ID NL.002.031.722.B45.