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Support on Mastodon!
Published on November 9, 2022 by Ben Ramsey

Hi, all!

I've been running a Mastodon server for the PHP community since August 2018. You can find it at During much of this time, growth on the server has been slow, and our small moderation team has had no problem keeping up with sign-ups and abuse reports. However, that's all changed.

Since the Elon Musk Twitter takeover, the Mastodon community has grown by leaps and bounds, and our little server is no exception. Here's a glimpse at our server's growth over the past month:

The influx of new signups is overwhelming at times, as our moderators manually approve each registration to ensure we build a safe and healthy community, and I've had to increase the server resources to keep things running smoothly.

To date, I've used my own funds to cover hosting and other associated expenses: email delivery, domain name, etc. I'm happy to continue funding this project, but many have asked how they can contribute. Since I think this is an important community resource, I've created this collective, allowing the community to share in its ownership.

Check out the project! We'll use this project to keep track of budget and expenses for hosting and managing If you'd like to support, go to the project and choose the contribution level that's right for you.

We'd love you to join us on!
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Sherri Wheeler (SyntaxSeed)

Posted on November 14, 2022

Thank you Ben! One more fantastic asset for the PHP community.
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