to do this I'm gonna follow this guide
Next step I need t setup redis
Now I'm following the documentation at https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/blob/master/docs/Running-Mastodon/Production-guide.md
Then I setup a VPS to run my instance on. I used a DigitalOcean droplet. Again, many other options are available.
I se it up with the latest Ubuntu image available. I used 4GB of RAM and 60GB of storage, because I plan to host at most 2000 users.
I've heard from many people that you can use a RaspberryPi with much lower specs, and it still runs fine for a few users.
@PolymerWitch You are right, the tech news is fundamentally focused on the 'winner-take-all' mentality of the Valley. Mastodon feels like the farmers market / local co-op to the Wal-Mart of Twitter. The two just fundamentally serve different functions right now.
reading a bunch of comments about Mastodon on tech news sites about how it "will never succeed" or will go extinct. Problem is, that defines Mastodon's success in the metrics of Silicon Valley VC. The point of Mastodon does not appear to be a growth -> exit -> brand vehicle strategy that Twitter has been struggling with.
I'm having a good time here. Isn't that success enough?
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!