I want to setup a matrix instance to help increase friends and family’s privacy. Is there much value in creating my own instance?

I’m a beginner to linux and coding, but am good at following the steps on a video tutorial.

Alternatively i could get everyone to sign up on a preexisting instance + download the element app.

Thanks for sharing your opinions !

  • Halce
    33 years ago

    If you want, you can try to give the newly released Conduit Matrix server a try, it’s light on resources, so the most basic plan from DigitalOcean, or Vultr would power it just fine.

    That said, you’d need to find out how to at least deploy a Docker image onto a server for this to be of any use to you whatsoever.

    • @jazzfes@lemmy.ml
      13 years ago

      Haven’t heard about conduit. Thanks. Does this also allow for video chats via jitsi like the synapse server?