Stress Free Managed Hosting Options (Fediverse)

This list of Managed Hosting Service companies is for those of you who lack the time or technical expertise/patience to setup your own Mastodon (or Pixelfed, Peertube, etcetera) instances underneath your own domain.

Update (22/11/2022): Updated list by adding Element, Cloud68 & NextCloud (near the bottom).

Digital OceanUpdate: Digital Ocean is technically not managed hosting, but some managed hosting companies use them. However, they are lackluster when it comes to updates so I recommend avoiding them for now. – Instances supported: Mastodon – Social: @digitalocean@mastodon.social (maybe‽) & @digitalocean@twitter.com – Server/Office locations – Canada 🇨🇦 – United States 🇺🇸 – Mexico 🇲🇽 – Netherlands 🇳🇱 – United Kingdom 🇬🇧 – Germany 🇩🇪 – Pakistan 🇵🇰 – India 🇮🇳 – Australia 🇦🇺 – Japan 🇯🇵 – Singapore 🇸🇬

Toot.io – Instances Supported: Mastodon – Social: @jan@toot.ioNote: They do host Brighteon Social (an infamous instance), but they are able to host & scale large instances. – Server locations – Germany 🇩🇪 – Finland 🇫🇮 – United States 🇺🇸

RightForgeNote: No Mastodon page, but they do host Donald Trump’s infamous Truth Social network. They can also handle large scale instances. – Server locations – United States 🇺🇸 – Singapore 🇸🇬 – Romania 🇷🇴 – Australia 🇦🇺 – Germany 🇩🇪 – South Africa 🇿🇦 – United Kingdom 🇬🇧 – China 🇨🇳 – Japan 🇯🇵 – United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪 – Poland 🇵🇱 – Chile 🇨🇱 – Spain 🇪🇸 – Canada 🇨🇦 – Netherlands 🇳🇱 – Brazil 🇧🇷 – France 🇫🇷 – India 🇮🇳

Zojax – Instances Supported: Mastodon – Social: @zojax@twitter.com – Server/Office location: United States 🇺🇸 (they use Amazon Web Services)

Hostdon – Instances Supported: – MastodonPleroma – Social: @hostdon@mstdn.hostdon.jp & @hostdon_tw@twitter.com – Server locations – Japan 🇯🇵 – Singapore 🇸🇬

Spacebear federation – Instances Supported: – MastodonHometownPixelfedPeertubePleromaWriteFreely – Social: @support@social.spacebear.ee – Office location: Estonia 🇪🇪 (Uses Digital Ocean, OVH, Scaelway & Vultr servers)

Fedi MonsterNote: As of this post, they are not accepting new clients (too many signed up!), but they host my Pixelfed Instance & are super awesome! – Instances Supported (listed on homepage): – Mastodon – Pixelfed – GoToSocial – Server/Office location: Germany 🇩🇪 (I presume)

12VPX – Instance Supported: Mastodon – Social: @12vpx@twitter.com – Server locations – Australia 🇦🇺 – Austria 🇦🇹 – Belgium 🇧🇪 – Bulgaria 🇧🇬 – Canada 🇨🇦 – Czech 🇨🇿 – Denmark 🇩🇰 – France 🇫🇷 – Germany 🇩🇪 – Greece 🇬🇷 – China 🇨🇳 – Hungary 🇭🇺 – India 🇮🇳 – Ireland 🇮🇪 – Israel 🇮🇱 – Italy 🇮🇹 – Japan 🇯🇵 – Lithuania 🇱🇹 – Latvia 🇱🇻 – Netherlands 🇳🇱 – New Zealand 🇳🇿 – Moldova 🇲🇩 – Norway 🇳🇴 – Poland 🇵🇱 – Romania 🇷🇴 – Russia 🇷🇺 – Singapore 🇸🇬 – Serbia 🇷🇸 – Slovenia 🇸🇮 – South Africa 🇿🇦 – South Korea 🇰🇷 – Spain 🇪🇸 – Sweden 🇸🇪 – Switzerland 🇨🇭 – Taiwan 🇹🇼 – Thailand 🇹🇭 – Turkey 🇹🇷 – United Kingdom 🇬🇧 – United States 🇺🇸

Ungleich – Instances Supprted: – MastodonMatrix – Social: @ungleich@ipv6.social & @ungleich@twitter.com – Server location: Switzerland 🇨🇭

DirectHosting – Instance Supported: Mastodon – Social: @directhostingca@twitter.com – Server location: Canada 🇨🇦

iND!E Hosters – Instance Supported: Mastodon (no page listed, but confirmed over Mastodon) – Social: @IndieHosters@mastodon.indie.host & @indiehosters@twitter.com – Server location: – Germany 🇩🇪 – France 🇫🇷 (office location)

MastoHost – Instance Supported: Mastodon (shown on homepage) – Note: They are currently not accepting new clients (too many signed up!). They host my Mastodon instance. – Social: @mastohost@mastodon.social – Server location: France 🇫🇷

Stuxhost – Instances Supported: No official listings on business site, but they freely host several instances including: – Mastodon: MSTDN.social & Masto.ai – Pixelfed: Pixey.org – Misskey: MissKey.ai – Maybe more? – Social: @Stuxhost@mstdn.social & @stuxhost@twitter.com – Server locations – Netherlands 🇳🇱 – Germany 🇩🇪 – Finland 🇫🇮

OssroxNote: Only accepts clients in the European Union 🇪🇺 & Switzerland 🇨🇭 – Instances Supported: – MastodonMatrixNextcloudJitsi Meet – Social: @ossrox@mastodon.business & @ossroxorg@twitter.com – Server location: Germany 🇩🇪 (I think)

WebApe – Instances Supported: Displayed on home page – Mastodon – Peertube – Nextcloud – Matrix – Jitsi Meet – Friendica – Social: @webape@social.trom.tf – Server locations: – Germany 🇩🇪 – United States 🇺🇸

Cloudplane – Instances Supported: Listed on the apps page – Mastodon – Nextcloud – Social: @cloudplane@corp.social – Server location: Germany 🇩🇪

Hostman – Instances Supported: – MastodonPixelfedMatrixPeertube – Social: @hostman_com@twitter.com – Server location: United States 🇺🇸 (uses Amazon Web Services & DigitalOcean)

Weingartner IT ServicesNote: They are currently full & no longer accepting new clients. They also only accept clients from Europe – Instances Supported: – CastopodMobilizonPixelfedMatrix – Funkwhale (displayed on homepage) – Peertube (displayed on homepage) – Server locations: Germany 🇩🇪 (I presume)

Write.asNote: I use their service to host my instance & I highly recommend them. – Instances supported: WriteFreely (on their webpage) – Social: @write_as@writing.exchange & @writeas__@twitter.com – Server location: United States 🇺🇸

ElementNote: I use their service & I highly recommend them – Instance Supported: Matrix – Social: @element_hq@twitter.com

Cloud68 – Instances Supported: – FunkwhaleNextCloudPeertubeWriteFreely – Social: @cloud68@fosstodon.org & @cloud68hq@twitter.com

Nextcloud – Instances Supported: Nextcloud (on their homepage) – Social: @nextcloud@mastodon.xyz & @nextclouders@twitter.com

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