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https://mstdn.x-serv.ovh

It's got 66 users, an uptime of 99.6366186408%, and registrations are open! They've also made 428 posts and are connected to 289 other instances.
(last checked: Mon Apr 17 13:15:45 2017)

About https://mstdn.x-serv.ovh (from their about page)

mstdn.x-serv.ovh

Bonjour! je suis @w4rell, l'administrateur de cette instance.

L'instance est mise à jour régulièrement et supporte l'IPV6, elle est hébergée sur un serveur virtuel OVH.

### Le Serveur

  • 2 vCores x 2,4Ghz

    • 8 Go de mémoire vive
    • SSD de 40 Giga
    • Bande passante de 100Mbps
    • Debian 8
    • Backup toutes les nuits

    L'état actuel du service à travers quelques statistiques !

    Tarif du serveur : 12€/mois (rassurez-vous, vous n'aurez rien a payer, je m'en charge !)

    Quelques règles...

  • Pas de flood.

    • Respecter les autres utilisateurs.
    • Utiliser le "cw" pour les contenus sensibles.

    Les sujets principaux de discussions :

  • L'informatique sous toutes ses formes (hébergement, assistance Linux, Windows, Mac etc...)

    • La Photographie
    • La Gaming

    En lisant ces informations, vous les acceptez, vous acceptez ainsi que votre compte puisse être bannis pour manquements divers aux règles de cette instance Mastondon ;)

    P.S. : Je me suis basé sur la version de cette page faite par : @Cedric, merci a lui !

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