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After doing more testing, I decided to go ahead and provide shared hosting for Mastodon instances.
This will be a trial but unless something goes horribly wrong, I believe that I can price it at €5/month for an instance of up to 100 users.
This can greatly diminish the cost of running small instances and remove the technical barrier from everyone who wishes to run their own Mastodon Instance.
Let me know what you think masto.host/#pricing-table

@hugo The digitalocean is much cheaper and the configuration is much better than yours for 5$. What are your advantages?

@f2f DO doesn't install, update and give customer support for Mastodon instances. Besides, I am awesome, does that count? 😂

@f2f @hugo Another thing I've been meaning to work on is some kind of interactive, "one-click" installer that does all the setup for you. I mean, installation and updates are already really simple thanks to the Docker work that's been done, but data persistence, nginx, and SSL setup could still be automated more.

Eventually want to get the point where you can just get a VM (e.g. from DO), point your domain at it, run some install.sh script, and be up and running.

@chris @f2f I don't use Docker but have some bash scripts to help with installation of servers, making multi-redis work in different ports but there is still a lot of manual labour involved.
When I have something solid and tested, I will share it on GitHub ;)

@hugo @f2f You're spawning multiple redis instances on different ports? Why not have all the instances share one and use separate databases or prefixes?

Hugo Gameiro @hugo

@chris @f2f Several reasons:
- When you need to migrate you can just copy the dump.rdb from that port/instance and place it in a new one
- Control (if needed limit) resources used
- Be extra careful with data privacy cross instances

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