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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

@hugo looks interesting Hugo - are you supporting own domain yet?

@bseymour yes, you can choose to use your own domain name or a subdomain of (eg: is included

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@hugo I had been considering firing up a digital ocean droplet to run my own private instance on, but if you're planning to do the ongoing updates and general management that could be a real time saver...

@bseymour That is the goal. The time you need to maintain and update one Mastodon instance is not that much different from the time to maintain and update 10, if you automate it.