Over the next week or so I’m sure a lot of people are going to try spinning up Lemmy instances - I’ve certainly been looking at it.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a VPS provider / resource allocation?

From what I have read, it sounds like you’re going to want a host that focuses on storage / bandwidth (at least if you are allowing image upload), but maybe those of you already operating an instance have a different opinion?

  • RuudMA
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    1111 months ago

    Just installed Zabbix agent, so data just coming in. Bandwidth usage for Lemmy.world server

    • chiisana
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      111 months ago

      There’s some talks about out-wards federation issues in which messages on big instances such as lemmy.world aren’t federating outwards. Do you mind sharing the CPU and memory data from Zabbix? Also, do you have NTP configured on the server? I’ve seen a couple people, myself also included, seen “Header is expired” messages in our logs during federation, implying something is backed up or timing is off. I’m curious if the issues are server performance related, or time related, or something else all together.

      • RuudMA
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        311 months ago

        Server is performing nicely. NTP (timesyncd) is running. I have no idea how to see federation queues. Please contact me on matrix @ruud:h-y-p-e-r.space if you want to troubleshoot together.

        • chiisana
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          111 months ago

          I’m brand new to the fediverse; tried to message you via Matrix using Element – @chiisana:matrix.org – not sure if I did it correctly or tried to invite you to a room on the Lemmy space. Hope we can some how connect :)

          • @chiisana
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            111 months ago

            testy mctest message

        • @liara
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          Not sure about seeing queue stats directly but the logs should be pretty noisy if there aren’t enough federation workers to process the queue efficiently.

          There was info from the devs here: https://lemmy.ml/post/1216911

          E: I see you already commented there, so you already know. It seems the value was raised to 160k by the lemmy.ml instance though

          • RuudMA
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            111 months ago

            Thanks for notifying. I raised it to 200k now.