Section, the cloud-native hosting platform, is making it easier than ever to deploy and scale a Mastodon server; in just a few clicks, developers can use Section’s global platform to ensure a superior user experience at a fraction of the cost. With the open-source Mastodon software seeing explosive growth in interest and adoption, communities find themselves looking for solutions that can help run self-hosted social networks for a geographically dispersed base of users.
Section’s platform automates the management of workloads like Mastodon using easily adjusted, rules-based parameters, making it ideally suited to easily distribute and scale these Mastodon instances globally. Simultaneously, the company has announced support for Persistent Volume storage, better enabling distributed deployment of Mastodon and other complex workloads.
Simplifying the deployment of Mastodon servers on Section comes with a number of benefits. A primary consideration for online communities like Mastodon is the user experience, particularly the responsiveness of instances to end users and loads. The more centralized and farther away those Mastodon instances are from users, the slower the response, and the longer it takes to respond to shifting demand. Section’s platform makes it easy to reach a global audience, putting Mastodon as close as possible to users for a superior experience.
Two important considerations for maintaining Mastodon availability are provider network and cluster deployment. Choosing a single network or single cluster deployment also introduces single points of failure. Section’s global, redundant, federated cloud network and multi-cluster deployment automatically re-routes traffic to keep Mastodon instances running while also delivering the benefits of a multi-cluster environment with the ease and simplicity of deploying a single cluster.
Section’s distributed global network provides complete control over workload placement, while its dynamic orchestration engine optimizes resource utilization to always deliver the best performance for cost outcome.
Developers looking to get started with Mastodon or take existing deployments to the next level should visit the Mastodon on Section tutorial to learn how to deploy globally in just a few clicks.