how pricy is it to run a mastodon instance? any thoughts?
@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 (https://www.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...
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko