What server will be the best to create an account ? Do you self-host the service ?

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@hyde I run an XMPP server with a few domains to choose from.

If you want to run your own but don't want to deal with the backend too much and don't mind Docker, you might want to check out @snikket_im

@amolith @snikket_im
Thanks I'll check that one. Are you planning to move to snikket and leave ejabberd ?

@hyde @snikket_im No, I'm going to stick with ejabberd. In my experience, it's one of the more mature server implementations even though it can be something of a headache to set up and maintain.


And, have you tried snikket ? I'm looking at it right now...


@hyde I have not tried it myself but I've heard a lot of good things about it. From what I understand, it's some abstraction layers on top of Prosody ( to make the stack easier to run. I think it also has nice features like generating invite links for friends and family to easily register with.

They're also doing a lot of work on making sort of unified clients. On iOS, Snikket is a fork of Siskin iirc and @jbauer said he found it to be the best client available on iOS at the moment. The Android version is a fork of Conversations so it has all the standard features you'd expect like file upload, voice/video calls, etc.


If you choose to self host, yunohost comes with an xmpp server out of the box, plus it then opens your world up to one click installs of all kinds of other great software:)

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