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After doing more testing, I decided to go ahead and provide shared hosting for Mastodon instances.
This will be a trial but unless something goes horribly wrong, I believe that I can price it at €5/month for an instance of up to 100 users.
This can greatly diminish the cost of running small instances and remove the technical barrier from everyone who wishes to run their own Mastodon Instance.
Let me know what you think masto.host/#pricing-table

Stanislas 👨‍💻 @angristan

@hugo the storage space is way too low even for a 1 user instance

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@angristan My instance masto.pt has 100+ users and it is live for 20 days, the storage space we used is under 1GB if you discount the external media caching that is purged every 7 days.
Still, I understand that 5GB is very low but I am doing this beta test to see how many small instances can run with x CPUs and y RAM to see if the pricing works and adapt the storage if possible.
Also, I plan to offer extra storage option cheap (like 10GB +/- €1/month).
Pricing is a guess right now ;)

@hugo @angristan 5MB represent 10K text toots. It can be enough for chating.

@carxwol @hugo yes but remote medias consume a lot of storage

@angristan @carxwol True, for now I am keeping an eye on usage and it is not a hard limit. Will do my best to increase space and maintain the price when I have it running for a couple of weeks.

@hugo @angristan agreed. A good hoster i know (skilful and robust), sells 100Go of PaaS solutions for 8€/month