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    Mastodon is a free and open-source software for running self-hosted social networking services.

    Mastodon officially free

    Server with Mastodon

    Mastodon pre-installed on servers in the Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Turkey and the USA

    Rent a virtual (VPS) or a dedicated server with a pre-installed Mastodon - a free and open-source software for running self-hosted social networking services. Simply choose the right plan, configure a server and start working in just 15 minutes.

    • Already installed - we have taken care of all the technical part
    • Fine-tuned server - high performance configurations optimized for Mastodon
    • Supported 24/7 - we are always ready to help
    SERVERS In action right now 5 000+

    How it works

    1. Choose server and license

      Choose a suggested server or make an individual configuration. During the ordering process, select the Mastodon license, network settings and other parameters.
    2. Place an order

      After placing and paying for the order, we will contact you and let you know the exact time the server is ready. The delivery time of the server depends on its type, but usually, everything takes no more than 15 minutes.
    3. Start working

      When the server is ready, we will send all the access details to your email. Mastodon will already be installed and ready to go.

    Get the pre-installed Mastodon on virtual (VPS) or dedicated servers

    Mastodon is provided only for leased HOSTKEY servers. To get the Mastodon license, select it in the "Panels Software" tab while ordering a server.

    Mastodon on virtual (VPS) servers

    Rent a reliable VPS in the Netherlands, Finland, Iceland, Germany, Turkey and the USA.

    Server delivery ETA: ≈15 minutes.

    Choose a VPS server

    Mastodon on dedicated servers

    Rent a dedicated server with a full out-of-band management in the Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Turkey and the USA.

    Server delivery ETA: ≈15 minutes.

    Choose a dedicated server
    Mastodon officially free

    Mastodon — officially free software

    Mastodon is officially free and open-source software.

    We guarantee that our servers are running safe and original software.


    How to install Mastodon on a virtual or dedicated server?

    To install Mastodon, you need to select a license while ordering a server on the HOSTKEY website. Our auto-deployment system will install the software on your server.

    I am having trouble installing and/or using Mastodon

    If you have any difficulties or questions when installing and/or using the software, carefully learn the documentation on the official website of the developer, read about typical problems and how to solve them or contact Mastodon support.

    Mastodon key features

    Mastodon is written as free and open-source software (FOSS) for federated microblogging, which anybody can contribute code to, and which anyone can run on their own server infrastructure, if they wish, or join servers run by other people within the fediverse network.

    Federated Social Network
    Mastodon operates on a federated model, allowing multiple interconnected instances or servers to form a larger social network.
    Unlike centralized social media platforms, Mastodon is decentralized, giving users more control over their data and privacy.
    Instance administrators can customize rules, themes, and moderation policies for their specific instance.
    Content Warnings
    Users can use content warnings to hide sensitive or potentially triggering content, allowing for a more considerate sharing environment.
    Open Source
    Mastodon is open-source software, meaning its source code is publicly available for inspection, modification, and distribution.
    No Ads or Tracking
    Mastodon instances are not driven by ads, and the decentralized nature reduces the ability to track users across the network.
    Timeline Control
    Users can customize their timelines to view content from specific users, instances, or topics of interest.
    Community Moderation
    Instances can implement their own moderation policies, allowing communities to self-govern within the framework of the larger Mastodon network.
    Mastodon aims to be accessible to diverse user needs, including support for various languages, screen readers, and other accessibility features.

    Why choose a Mastodon server at HOSTKEY?

    • TIER III Data Centers

      Top reliability and security provide stable operation of your servers and 99.982% uptime per year.
    • DDoS protection

      The service consists of software and hardware solutions protecting against TCP-SYN Flood attacks (SYN, ACK, RST, FIN, PUSH).
    • Round-the-clock technical support

      Technical support is available at any time of the day or night. First response within 15 minutes.

    What customers say

    After launching another successful IP — HUNT: Showdown, a competitive first-person PvP bounty hunting game with heavy PvE elements, Crytek aimed to bring this amazing game for its end-users. We needed a hosting provider that can offer us high-performance servers with great network speed, latency, and 24/7 support.
    Stefan Neykov Crytek
    doXray has been using HOSTKEY for the development and the operation of our software solutions. Our applications require the use of GPU processing power. We have been using HOSTKEY for several years and we are very satisfied with the way they operate. New requirements are setup fast and support follows up after the installation process to check if everything is as requested. Support during operations is reliable and fast.
    Wimdo Blaauboer doXray
    We would like to thank HOSTKEY for providing us with high-quality hosting services for over 4 years. Lp-label has been able to conduct many of its more than 100 million daily measurements through HOSTKEY’s servers, making our meteorological coverage even more complete.
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