I have decided to commit to a limit on the maximum number of instances or percentage of the Mastodon network that I will host on Masto.host.

You can read about it here: masto.host/the-25-percent-comm


@mastohost In my opinion you should charge us more, if you need to. I want it to be sustainable for you, Hugo! Your work is hugely appreciated

@mark I understand your point but I want people with less resources to also be able to run their own instance. It's hard to know what is the right answer. But thanks :)

@mastohost @mark Maybe a pay-what-you-can model with a minimum purchase? I can only speak for myself but your work is fantastic and chipping in some extra to help keep the fediverse diverse would be viable!

@tweedge Never thought about that. That is something to consider. Thanks and appreciate the good words.


@mastohost @tweedge @mark Do larger instances entail more work or higher costs for you?

I like Chris's suggestion of pay-what-you-want / tip jar, but in the meantime I can upgrade my instance even if I don't "need" the extra oomph. I've avoided that so far because I've worried that larger instances have higher costs, and so the delta wouldn't actually go to you.

@dcreager Well, if you don't actually use the resources there is less costs for me. In terms of app processing server resources I do allocate per size of the instance but things like database or media storage, backups I can control the resources needs and so only allocate as needed.

In terms of work for me the smallest instance gives me as much work as a large one if there are no support requests :) Large instances normally do have more support needs.

@tweedge @mark

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This is a tiny instance.