planning to start a new fediinstance w/ some friends for local city peepz mostly, but we havent done this before. i know you have some intro/tutorial guides about this topic, can you pls share again? useful rn would be info about hardware/disc space server minimum…

@casey @fragmentscenario hardware really super depends on what kind of software you're running and how big you expect the instance to get. I assume you really want to manage the hardware yourself?

@pixouls @fragmentscenario whichever fedi service you go with, you’ll want an NGINX reverse proxy and letsencrypt certificates for your domain.

good news is they’re freely available but you’ll still need to configure NGINX to use your letsencrypt certs and redirect traffic to the fedi service.

Certbot has good instructions for configuring NGINX.

@pixouls @fragmentscenario I run a solo pleroma instance as my fedi service which usually has lower hardware requirements than mastodon or pixelfed.

I can show you examples of how to configure an NGINX reverse proxy for pleroma, then all that’s left is configuring a pleroma instance.

@fragmentscenario Mastodon admin here. Feel free to ask. As long as you rent a virtual machine which you can upgrade almost anytime the specs are not so important at first. Think about whether you need fulltext search via elastic search, this will likely double your ram usage.

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