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how pricy is it to run a mastodon instance? any thoughts?

· SubwayTooter · 2 · 2 · 0

@Capheind depends on if you want to allow others to sign up and have accounts, and how many other instances you're going to federate. I would look for an instance that is about the size you want to be and ask them maybe... ? I'm fine using sdf's for now but there seem to be several options out there.

@Capheind mine is 7,50€ per month, but I use the server for other stuff as well... so for a micro instance any server would do (I have 2 cores and 4GB RAM)

@Capheind I'm using the smallest of netcups virtual root servers (netcup.eu/vserver/) they have dedicated cores and ram, but they seem to have upgraded their machines significantly from my version so they are a little bit more expensive now (more ram and storage and newer cpu). I also have good experience with their CPS offerings. I guess the VPS 1000 G9 is also a good choice, (less then 6€ per month).

@Capheind There is one drawback, when you first create an account with them they call you by phone to verify your identity before you get your server...

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