Follow makes hosting your own Mastodon instance really easy: they do the installation, maintenance and upgrades, you do the non-technical stuff. You can follow them at:

➡️ @mastohost

More info on their website at

@FediFollows @mastohost Hugo hosts Laura’s and my instance. Lovely chap. And smooth sailing. Can wholeheartedly second this recommendation.

@aral @FediFollows @mastohost I 2nd this. Responsive service, regular software updates, it works without hiccup. Very happy customer.

@FediFollows @mastohost Nice. It's a pitty mastodon does not support "shared instance" mode, with different domains pointing to it.

I started hacking a webfinger-proxy for this purpose :

It seemed to work fine, but I got discouraged to do so by core dev of Mastodon, as it would have some wierd side effects apparently :

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