@donblanco @wakest @dansup A basic install of GNUsocial only requires a webserver (Apache, Nginx, Lighttpd, etc), PHP 5.6, and MariaDB/MySQL.
Basically, if you can run WordPress, you should be fine.
I got some error messages on install, but I think that is because I'm running PHP 7.0 rather than 5.6 (certain functions have been deprecated).
It federates with Masto over OStatus, going to try Hubzilla and Pleroma when I get home.
@bdfl is my test account.
@stuartb shared hosting with SSH exists and isn't neccessarily more expensive. Where are you based? In Europe you can use e.g. OVH or uberspace.
@helix I'm in Europe (the UK, to be precise) - I looked in to OVH, but their offerings just were'nt a good fit for what I wanted versus cost, plus I'was in the middle of consolidating all my hosting with another provider, and didn't want to be moving several sites again!
Come to think of it, I think my host provides SSH for the top tier of their shared hosting, which I'm on, I've just never figured out how to access it...
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