# 🌎general


07/20/2023, 8:44 PM
You need to have a server and host Botpress on your own. You can look at it like a website. building a website is something, but then you need a server to host that website. Cloud makes it easy for you to build and host your bot. On V12, you will be able to build your bot, but then you need to deploy your own server running 24/7 to host that bot. I hope that makes sense. let me know if it doesn't.