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How to Install Mastodon on Debian 9

In this tutorial, we will guide and walk you through the process of installing Mastodon on a Debian 9 VPS.

Mastodon is an open-source free social network based on the open web protocol. It uses Ruby on Rails for the back-end and React.js and Redux for the front-end. This social media platform is a lot like Twitter, with a focus on text and media sharing. This platform is open-source means that you can run a private social network for you and your friends to use privately and with no ads.

This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well, but it was tested and written for a Debian 9 VPS. The install process shouldn’t take too long, the longest part being the compilation process. Let’s begin with the installation.