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Question: what is the cheapest hardware available to run Mastodon?

My current instance in on a VPS
1 vCore 2,4Gz / 2GB RAM / 10GB SSD

The problem I have is when I first installed Mastodon, I've built several times the Docker images and after three times or so it failed because of a lack of space.

I don't have a problem of scale because there are not lot of people on the server.

Do you think it is doable to keep this hardware or should I upgrade? And how?

@angristan To what hardware should I upgrade? I would like to keep it a small instance. As I won't have lot of time managing it, I would like not spending time moderating.
I would accept between 50 and 100 users on my instance.

So what would you recommend?

@KillianKemps my single user instance fits on 0.5 vcpu 1.7Gb ram 10 gb storage so far. any smaller than that and I run into problems compiling native extensions etc during initial setup

@KillianKemps I too would like to know the answers to these questions.

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Qowala's Mastodon

Welcome to Qowala's Mastodon instance!
Here, we love open source and we study and work on social networks so naturally we also host a Mastodon instance.
Friendly people are welcome, but as this is a small server, there are limited available slots. So, choose wisely to join or not.