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It is time to shut down the FragDev GNUsocial instance; it will be taken down on June 30th, 2017. I've thought a lot about this, and due to some new developments in my life and the resources an instance requires, this seems like a good time to call it quits.

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Fixing performance issues in GNUsocial

GNUsocial is the most demanding services I run, by far. The strain on the database from all of the different GNUsocial, Friendica, etc. instances retrieving their subscribed users' feeds is more than I anticipated. Luckily, this story has a happy ending!

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GNUsocial on nginx and Debian 8

After running GNUsocial for years, I've chiseled my GNUsocial setup into something fairly fast and respectable (mostly through consistent experimentation and breakages. Sorry, users). Newer configuration changes require Debian 8, or "Jessie", so I thought I'd make a new post explaining things.

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Why is broken

There have been lots of problems with my GNUsocial instance, starting at the very beginning with and (which rendered users unable to subscribe to me). I've learned a lot, but now I feel like I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place.

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How was fixed

In a previous post (, I explained what happened to break subscriptions on our GNUsocial instance. Long story short: GNUsocial now forces HTTPS, which broke federation.

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GNUsocial Migration Script

Update: Tobias provided a canonical link to his StatusNet Move Account script.

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GNUsocial daemons and systemd

After the migration to the new server, my old SysV init script for restarting the queue daemons needed to be updated to systemd.

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No Vacancy

With over 50 registered users, the FragDev GNUsocial instance is much larger than I ever expected it to grow. To be honest, I figured it would probably be my own personal instance and not much more.

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GNUsocial on nginx with PHP-FPM

UPDATED 2016-04-29: Updated for Debian 8 in GNUsocial on nginx and Debian 8.

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I am the problem

The "fediverse", as we call it, is a collection of self-hosted servers that communicate and federate with each other using open protocols. GNUsocial is one such server, and that's the one I run on my server. Friendica is another piece of software that does a similar job. These servers are designed to work together, unless I mess that up.

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