You can create your own Fediverse instance to give yourself total control over your social media accounts.

There are self-hosting options for people of all skill levels, from totally non-technical to highly skilled.

The easiest option is managed hosting, where someone else does all the tech installation and maintenance, but you own the instance and control it: - Mastodon managed hosting - HomeTown, Mastodon, PeerTube & PixelFed managed hosting - WriteFreely managed hosting - FunkWhale & WriteFreely managed hosting


If you're fairly comfortable with doing technical stuff on your own server, and you want to set up your own Fediverse instances, try taking a look at @yunohost which can be downloaded from:

YunoHost is a special version of Linux which makes installation of server apps and server administration much easier.

YunoHost currently includes support for installing these Fediverse platforms:


There are also lots of non-Fediverse apps available, see for a complete list.

If you're very confident running your own server, you can self-host your own instance of any Fediverse platform.

Here are some installation instructions for advanced users:

BookWyrm (Goodreads alternative)

Friendica (Facebook alternative)

FunkWhale (music and podcasts)

Mastodon (Twitter alternative)

Mobilizon (Facebook Events alternative)

PeerTube (YouTube alternative)

PixelFed (Instagram alternative)

WriteFreely (Medium alternative)

If you're not an advanced user, or if you don't like doing server maintenance/installation, try one of the easier options mentioned in previous posts in this thread.

Yunohost also supports:
@feditips @yunohost Pleroma is in the app list! And mastodon too (although is tagged as low quality maintenance)...


It's like the old site Grooveshark used to be, basically a place to store and share audio, but it federates with the Fediverse.

Here's an example instance

@feditips doesn't that make it a semi-centralized Napster


It's up to each instance owner to make sure the contents is properly licensed (as in that example).

It's not just music, podcasts (and other audio) can use it too.

@feditips @yunohost Been using YunoHost for years now, including to send this very message - highly recommended!

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