@wezm @wezm I managed to get a Pleroma instance up and running. It is hosted on Digital Ocean. After several unsuccessful tries using the command line and following long lists of instructions, I discovered a service called YunoHost which handled most of the installation through a graphical intereface in my browser. My instance is at melmc.nohost.me. I also sent you a a follow request from the instance.
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!