Today, curiosity beat me.

I wanted to see what @snikket_im is like.

So I just rented that 0,5cent/hr VPS to test it.

Copy pasting 7 or 8 commands from @heurekus Docker tutorial,
copy pasting the docker-compose, snikket.conf and configuring 3 dns names.

I did not take the exact time, but Hetzner eMail says the VPS was ready at 19:39 and here i am, tooting about snikket is running, having 2 clients already connected...

WOW.. please continue this project!

so, to sum this up: for less than 4€ a month and ~30 minutes of work, you can run #xmpp for yourself, friends and family on a VPS and you can federated with many other xmpp-servers...

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And for €40/year you can sign up five users onto your very own professionally maintained domain:

account.conversations.im/domai

If you're privacy conscious chances are you're already paying for email hosting, and you're definitely paying for your phone + service, so why wouldn't you pay for instant messaging?

@0 Yeah. It requires some effort and only a little money to not use WhatsApp and use something open which can federate.

According to a recent survey, a third of users would pay 5€ a month for services like Whatsapp and even Google search, if it would be more privacy friendly.
golem.de/news/umfrage-jeder-zw

And i'm not saying everyone should run their own server, its good enough when one does it for their circle.

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