Create a Free ChatGPT Chatbot

Create a Free ChatGPT Chatbot

Most of our clients are happy to pay us our price for our AI chatbot because they don't want to spend the required time configuring and setting up things themselves.

However, every now and then we get some broke student, recently started startup, or somebody else who for some reason cannot afford to pay us our fee. Typically these are people with more time than money, who are willing to spend 20 hours initially to save some few bucks. This is kind of the whole point with open source and serving the underserved.

For most of our clients having us setup, host, and maintain their chatbots is a bargain. Considering the amount of time, knowledge, and skills required to setup Magic Cloud, paying us $198 per month is simply worth it. However, for some people spending dozens of hours on configuring everything themselves, and managing their own servers, is an alternative.

Starting from today these people have a very easy to follow DIY solution they can follow.

After one or two hours you'll probably have an initial demo up running. Some 5 to 10 hours later maybe even a BETA production grade chatbot. Of course, if your time is valuable, paying us to do it for you is a bargain - However, if you've got more time than money, doing everything yourself is an option.

Magic is open source, and it was always free to use. However, it was difficult to configure and setup, to the point where few were able to install it. As of today, this is no longer true. Magic is extremely easy to install on your own VPS - Resulting in that as long as you've got a $10 per month VPS from DigitalOcean, you can setup your own chatbot.

Of course, I wouldn't recommend doing it unless you're extremely skilled in regards to coding, and you're comfortable about everything required to host and manage your own server. Some of the constructs you'll need to understand is ...

  • Docker
  • Linux
  • DNS records
  • Magic itself
  • CDN
  • Security concepts
  • Etc, etc, etc

But if you already know all of the above, you're willing to spend some time on it yourself, and you don't want to pay us to get an out of the box solution - You can do everything yourself. Head on over to Magic's documentation, download the open source (free) version of Magic, and get started with your own ChatGPT-based AI chatbot, DIY style.

Thomas Hansen

Thomas Hansen I am the CTO of AINIRO.IO AS. I am a software developer with more than 25 years of experience. I write about Machine Learning, AI, and how to help organizations adopt said technologies. You can follow me on LinkedIn if you want to read more of what I write.

Published 5. Jan 2024