Changing your instances DNS settings

TL;DR

I would like to ask you to delete from your DNS settings any records that point to:
217.182.80.236
2001:41d0:302:1100::1:7615

And to please follow these instructions for the new settings.

This is only for shared hosting, if you are running dedicated hosting you shouldn’t change your DNS settings.

Also if you are using a Masto.host subdomain there is nothing you need to do because I already updated you to use the new settings

Explanation

When I first started Masto.host I never thought that it would grow the way it did. So, I never planned a shared hosting infrastructure to host these many instances.

Currently, I have one host server (cloud server) that handles all the traffic and distributes it to the other servers. Even after upgrading it, I still feel the need to have a second one. I think it’s better to distribute the load between two machines than to keep on increasing resources in one.

Initially I made the mistake of using the host servers IP the DNS everyone used. This stops me from moving to another server because the IP is tied to that cloud server.

Now I got 2 IP blocks that can be moved around OVH infrastructure from Cloud to Dedicated and vice-versa. As such I’m asking that everyone changes their DNS settings.

To be clear, there is and will be no problem if you don’t change your DNS, the current host server will continue to stay up and handle the traffic but it is starting to be overwhelmed with traffic and if you do these changes it should help reduce the load on the server and slightly increase the speed of your instance.

If you need any help, just email me info@masto.host or ping me @masto@mastodon.social.

Thank you so much for your support and patience while I continue to learn how to make Masto.host stay up and running 🙂