someone put a take on here re: "mastodon should be serverless, so we can fart it out onto cloud platforms!"
no. good lord, no.
mastodon should be lightweight and simple to maintain. on the level of 2003-era message boards.
dump it in a folder, click install, go. maybe make a database in the shared host's admin panel and paste the password in, then ftp in and save the config file.
updating should be just as easy.
Have you operated a serverless service? It's way simpler than -anything- from 2003.
Instead of your checklist of instructions an update would be a single commit.
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