Masto.host follows a co-op model to allow non-techies to startup and run their own Mastodon social network node
This type of service starts at 5 Euros a month and scales up when the user count passes certain thresholds. But the big advantage is that a non-technical person can entirely manage their own node and run it according to their (legal) rules. Now imagine this for others who want to start a Friendica or GNU Social node....
From Masto.host's terms and conditions:
We put it online, secure it, maintain the code and install the upgrades. You just have to have fun and start a great community.
This service is offered by Hugo Gameiro and I am the only person that will have access to your data. I will not share it and will not look into it unless strictly necessary in cases of suspicious activity or technical problems.
One of the things that makes Mastodon so great is that each community/instance is unique. The number of users that each instance can accommodate vary greatly. The up to number of users mentioned above is merely indicative.
All instances are installed using the official repo of Mastodon (unless request by the owner of the instance to install another fork) and I use OVH data centers. You can find more about OVH terms of service here.
|Masto.Host - Hosting for Mastodon Instances
Masto.Host - Hosting for Mastodon Instances