What sets mastodon.host appart?
As a general instance, we are not centered on a specific theme, or a specific language. Everyone is welcome as long as they follow the few rules we have.
We always run the latest stable version of Mastodon, providing you a stock experience, with the following modifications:
- 2048 character limit (not 500).
- 512 character limits for the account's bio (not 160).
- full column width (not fixed size).
- more search results (20 instead of 5 per type of search).
- Audio upload (not limited to videos only).
- full text search of statuses (not restricted to searching tags and users).
- trending tags are displayed on the main UI ( and a more complete view is available here)
- boosts and replies are shown in the timelines (more complete view for everyone).
- Your mastodon.host account is also a XMPP account (Federated Instant Messaging, take a look online to find a client and use your mastodon.host username and password to configure it, you can also use our online web client). Woohoo! two services in one!
- We also have a very good view of the federation (our federated timeline gives you a more broad view of the Mastodon network than a 'normal' instance, there's a lot to read in a lot of languages).
- We also host a Peertube instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
- In the same vein, we host a Funkwhale instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
- If you want to be on a more quiet, moderated instance, or use another AP implementation, we host a Pleroma instance for the convenience. This is the same fediverse as with Mastodon, but with a different default UI and way more optimized backend. Try and see which one you prefer !
- Now if you want a different UI, the stock mastodon one does not please you, you can check Pinafore.
- We do also host for the convenience a video Conference server ( Jitsi Meet )
- We have a mastodon relay for other instances to bootstrap their timelines: https://relay.mastodon.host
Although we are a medium+ sized instance, we'd like to keep the feeling that you are at home and safe here.