what is better for single user instance, or maybe something small like under 10 users (no communities)? which is lighter on resources? how much storage should I allocate?

any alternatives to lemmy and kbin that are still somewhat similar?

  • @u_tamtam
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    49 months ago

    fair points! But that’s a high price to pay in terms of computing resources.

    I wish federation in the “fediverse” sense was as inexpensive as in the XMPP world (or at least seem to be)

    • Jamie
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      19 months ago

      It’s not that bad, I’m hosting my instance in a small corner of a friend’s server and not making any impact on it.

    • TortoiseWrath
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      9 months ago

      One more anecdote for y’all to pluralize into data: my instance is currently using 915Mi of storage for pictrs and 976Mi for postgres, roughly 650Mi of RAM (including postgres), and negligible CPU

    • @[email protected]
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      9 months ago

      High price? It’s really not very intensive at all, at low user count. Super light on storage too. I think BeeHaw (one of the biggest instances) said their whole instance was only like 25GB (a week ago)

      • @u_tamtam
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        29 months ago

        I meant, comparatively: you can host thousands of active jabber accounts on a RPi at the same time, and that will cost you pennies in electricity a week. I know this isn’t close to an apple-to-apple comparison (different protocols, different capabilities and features, …), but what interests me when people bring-up federated protocols is how much will it actually be used that way in practice (wrt. server dimensioning vs number of users, effort to set-up and administrate, etc), and how effectively we are breaking away from the centralized internet that’s so nefarious. And sorry if this is shifting the thread away from where we started at :)

      • Jamie
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        19 months ago

        Yeah, I mentioned on another comment that storage space is the last thing to worry about, 1GB of storage is typically a fraction of a penny.