A Day With Pleroma

September 8, 2018

I was looking at the costs associated with running a Mastodon instance, mainly for myself and it wasn't very cost efficient. I looked around and found Pleroma which promises that it is so efficient that it can run on a Raspberry pi. I decided to give it a shot this morning. The install was rather easy following the succinct installation instructions. I spent a lot of the day just playing with the software and optimizing things behind the scenes (Cloudflare and nginx).

Here are some initial thoughts and observations of Pleroma from my first day administering and using it:

I'll see about writing up more about Pleroma in the near future as I get more time with it. So far, I am digging Pleroma.

Update: 9/9/18 - @[email protected] pinged me to let me know that the Pleroma front-end doesn't have the facilities to do searches, but the Pleroma back-end definitely supports it. He suggested that I use the Mastodon front-end (access via /web on your instance) to try it out. I did and it works great, full-text (and other) search without the need for Elasticsearch on the back-end like Mastodon needs. Thanks Kosh!

Update: 9/27/18 - For uploading large files, add this line to the server** block: client_max_body_size 16m;


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