Due to privacy and data security guidelines I need to switch my team collaboration over to something self-hosted. Can anyone recommend the right tool for a scenario like this:

  • Self hosted, open-source preferred, but not mandatory
  • Free, or paid-once preferred
  • Kanban preferred, eventually with agile/classic list option
  • PHP+SQL, no server framework like sandstorm

I have looked at:

  • Trello, perfect, but not self-hosted
  • Wekan (aka Libreboard), perfect, but sandstormed, email integration missing
  • Taiga, super good, didnt find info on email integration
  • Could you please list which team collaboration features you need? For example, for those that don’t know Trello, and because you probably don’t need all of Trello’s features.
    – unor
    Feb 3, 2016 at 17:06
  • Can you explain "sandstormed"? Jun 12, 2019 at 8:48

2 Answers 2


I've ended up looking at Taiga and 92five, both lacking some features. After two days of research I recommend myself (and to you so you don't have to redo all the research): JetBrains YouTrack or The Bug Genie, from which I prefer the former.


I've tried a lot, some of which:

  • wekan - couldn't install it. huge problems with installation scripts and dependencies. the dev team ignore it blaming the "build environment"
  • restya - after waiting an hour for installation script to run, it looked great.. then with no use whatsoever, started redirecting each page to the logout page across every browser. shame.
  • orangescrumm - untrustworthy developers. will not use.
  • kanboard - initially looks horrid, but simple, fast, very extensible, well written and with a bit of css, looks magic. Lots of plugins exist for it and if it doesn't you can write you own using the 'hooks' system.

Subsequently, I recommend Kanboard - kanboard.net

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.