Open Source Social Network

Open Source Social Network (OSSN) is a social networking software written in PHP. It allows you to host your own private social networking site and helps your members build social relationships with people who share similar professional or personal interests. It is available in 10 international languages.

Software Included

Package Version License
OSSN 6.6 proprietary
MySQL server 8 GPL 2 with modifications
PHP 8.1 PHP Licensing

Creating an App using the Control Panel

Click the Deploy to DigitalOcean button to create a Droplet based on this 1-Click App. If you aren’t logged in, this link will prompt you to log in with your DigitalOcean account.

Deploy to DO

Creating an App using the API

In addition to creating a Droplet from the Open Source Social Network 1-Click App using the control panel, you can also use the DigitalOcean API. As an example, to create a 4GB Open Source Social Network Droplet in the SFO2 region, you can use the following curl command. You need to either save your API access token) to an environment variable or substitute it in the command below.

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
         -H 'Authorization: Bearer '$TOKEN'' -d \
        '{"name":"choose_a_name","region":"sfo2","size":"s-2vcpu-4gb","image": "softlab24-opensourcesocial-18-04"}' \

Getting Started After Deploying Open Source Social Network

Please visit the IP address of your new OSSN Droplet in the web browser for post install instructions and configuration, including administrator, database and storage, and more. For more information please visit