So, how do people run their own personal #fediverse instances? What software? Self-hosted or paying for hosting?

To do my part in ensuring the fediverse stays diverse, I think I'd rather not use mastodon. Also, I'd rather not run that kind of bloat on my small homelab when selfhosting


Re: self-hosting fedi instance

@[email protected] I'm currently running Zap on a lower-end VPS. I have another non-federating instance (for family) on a 10 year-old laptop at home.

Zap's reaching EOL but the successor project repo is available at:

Other non-masto fedi software I've tried and enjoyed are Epicyon and, more recently, GoToSocial.

@yarmo @xavavu @aral @humanetech

I'm researching this same thing (lightweight activity pub servers) and very interested on it.

Some possibilities that I'm looking and trying to compare (without installation still, since I'm not very knowledgeable on the field and takes me a lot of time).

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+ Gotosocial :: GoToSocial is an ActivityPub social network server, written in Golang.

+ Epicyon :: Epicyon is an AGPL licensed ActivityPub protocol compliant federated social network server suitable for hosting a small number of accounts on low power systems requiring minimal maintenance, such as single board computers.

+ Dolphin :: Misskey amicable fork

+ Ecko :: Community-driven fork of federated social network software Mastodon

+ (µblog) :: A self-hosted, single-user, ActivityPub powered microblog.

+ Hometown :: Hometown is a light weight fork of Mastodon based on the principle of minimum code change for maximum user experience change + local publication only.

+ Acrópolis :: forked from diaspora optimized toward community, that is making it as easy as possible to contribute.

+ Streams :: An open source fediverse server with a long history of innovation based on privacy, resilience, and ethics.

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I believe that many of us will appreciate very much some experience on installing, configuring and using lightweight (friends or family, or even personal) activity pub servers.

Would you share yours? Thanks a lot... 🙏🏽 😁

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