Mastodon has recently gained popularity amongst tech-savvy users after Elon Musk has bought Twitter. With November’s wave of new Mastodon users, many servers experienced mayor problems with their performance - so did metalhead.club, the Mastodon instance that I’m hosting myself. Here’s how I tackled performance issues on metalhead.club.
Lately I switched from a binary Ejabberd package to a self-built version of Ejabberd on my XMPP server trashserver.net. This was done mainly because the “Debian Backports” repository did not offer the version of Ejabberd that I urgently needed. While the repo was stuck at 20.02, I wanted to provide the users 20.04 to be able to drastically improve the user experience during video calls.