Hop onto your very own Matrix chat with ease 💬

Matrix is an E2E-encrypted, federated chat platform integrated with other messengers.
Chat with family, friends, coworkers or any community on Matrix - your vendor-independent alternative to:
Slack, Discord, Microsoft Teams, (Facebook) Messenger, Telegram, Signal, (Facebook) Whatsapp,

Who is Matrix for?

People

  • 🖐️ tired of all the different messenger apps
    One Matrix app lets you talk on multiple chat networks.
  • 🔏 worrying about personal data and privacy
    With E2E-encryption and a server you control, your data is all yours.
  • 🔑 wishing for a secure and encrypted chat under their control
    Tired of being censored? Or of seeing ads for things you talk about?

Organizations (companies & communities)

  • 🔑 demanding secure internal chat and being in control
    We can provide a VPS server for you or set Matrix up on your own infra.
  • 🌐 wishing to reach clients on multiple platforms
    You can have a helpdesk service spanning multiple chat networks.
  • 🤖 building chatbots for multiple messengers
    With bridges, one Matrix bot can service multiple chat networks.

Our hosting service is also helpful to people (and organizations) who can self-host Matrix themselves, but prefer not to waste the time & effort to do that.

These large communities already use Matrix: Mozilla, KDE, GNOME, Reidel Law Firm. See case studies of organizations

🐣 get your own [matrix] server

Why choose to host Matrix with etke.cc?

etke.cc - Get YOUR [matrix] homeserver according to YOUR needs

We're in the Europe and offer international Matrix hosting with fair conditions, on servers rented from us (we use Hetzner Cloud) or on your own servers anywhere in the world.

We've installed 175+ Matrix servers.

  • ⏳ We save you time
    We spare you the need to self-host Matrix and its many related components.
  • 💵 We charge fairly
    We don't charge per-user, but per deployment complexity & server size.
  • 🔥 We offer a lot Matrix extras
    We offer 15+ Matrix Bridges and 10+ Extra Services.
    None of our competitors offer as many and as diverse Matrix services.
  • 📖 We develop in the open
    Like Matrix itself, all of our technology is completely FOSS.
    You can easily extend it or make new integrations.
  • 🏡 We encourage ownership
    We provide VPS, but can also host on a server owned by you (or rented from a VPS provider you like)
  • 🔓 We don't lock you in
    If you ever become unhappy with our service, you can always host your server elsehwere or start maintaining it yourself.

🔥 get your own [matrix] server

What benefits do I get?

  • 🖥️ Matrix hosting on a server type of your choice
    We can set up and maintain Matrix for you either on your own server (on any provider or on your own infrastructure), or on VPS servers provided by us.
  • ✅ A full Matrix chat server stack
    With audio/video support and all the other bells and whistles.
  • 🌐 Being part of a global chat network
    Reach millions of people on other Matrix servers via federation.
  • 💬 A beautiful chat webapp of your choice
    You can also use any web, desktop or mobile Matrix client app.
  • 🔒 E2E encryption
    Chats are encrypted. No one can read them, not even the server admin.

🐣 get your own [matrix] server

Case Studies

Reidel Law Firm

[...] After a review of available options and what would be best for our Firm’s use case, we decided to utilize the Matrix protocol with the Element client for our secure, encrypted chat platform. The Matrix protocol allows for a decentralized communications platform which is also fully encrypted (even us, as the server host, cannot read encrypted messages sent within Matrix or on our server) and allows for flexibility for our clients to engage us in a multitude of apps or outside platforms. Within Matrix we can host public and private chats, encrypted video and voice calls, bridge other chat platforms such as Telegram, Whatsapp, Signal, IRC, and even SMS...
Read more in the company announcement or in the case study.

Order

We can setup and configure Matrix homeserver and components on your own VPS/VM/bare metal server/old laptop in the corner of your room (literally).

How does that setup work?
  1. We discuss with you what exactly you want to receive, including bridge-specific config options
  2. You provide us SSH access to a server that will be used for matrix homeserver, our public key: https://etke.cc/ssh.key
  3. We configure your server and your Matrix homeserver
  4. We send you matrix homeserver’s admin credentials (change your password) and links, notices, etc. for later usage
  5. We invite you to the updates room , where we inform you with news and updates about components, used by the matrix homeserver stack

Pricing


We install and configure your matrix homeserver with desired options


We constantly maintain and update your server (including host and matrix updates & configuration)


We provide a full-featured email service for your domain (you@yourdomain.com ), based on Migadu

1. Server details

To setup a matrix server, we need to know the following information (and yes, email is for your matrix server, used to obtain SSL certificates, and as fallback contact method if matrix message is not an option).

Usernames on your server will look like this: @username:domain.com
We'll ask you to create subdomains like matrix.domain.com, etc.
Usernames on your server will look like this: @username:mybusiness.etke.host
We'll prepare your first user account: @username:domain.com
You'll be able to create more users by yourself via synapse-admin.

2. Client Apps

[matrix] is open protocol, so there are different client apps you can use with your homeserver. We provide following web clients out of the box so you don't need to install anything.

A Matrix client where you can enjoy the conversation using simple, elegant and secure interface. The most beautiful app.
A Matrix client where you can enjoy the conversation using simple, elegant and secure interface. The most beautiful app.

A glossy web client with an emphasis on performance and usability. All new matrix features implemented in that app first.
A glossy web client with an emphasis on performance and usability. All new matrix features implemented in that app first.

Web client focusing on personal messaging, performance, offline usage and wide browser support, including mobile! Experimental app, lacks features.
Web client focusing on personal messaging, performance, offline usage and wide browser support, including mobile! Experimental app, lacks features.

3. Components

You can extend your homeserver with bridges to different chat networks and additional components.

🖧 Bridges

✨ Additional services

  • By default, emails are sent from the Matrix server itself. Sometimes deliverability can be improved by sending through another SMTP server.

  • A bot to remind you about stuff

  • UnifiedPush provider for (private) push notifications

  • A tool you can use to administrate your (Matrix) Synapse homeserver

  • For monitoring your server and Matrix-related data. Requires more RAM

Advanced options

  • Self-hosted Jitsi instance, if you don't wish to use the public one

  • The "Holy Grail" of backups (requires a separate Borg backup provider)

  • A bot that receives web form submissions (HTML/HTTP POST) and sends them to (encrypted) Matrix rooms

  • A helpdesk bot with end-to-end encryption support

  • We can host a static website on your Matrix server, at the base domain (domain.com)

  • Automatic login/registration with an OpenID provider as a backend (Auth0, Google, Github, Gitlab, Okta, etc.)

  • Self-hosted push gateway, suitable for custom apps/developers

  • Self-hosted integration manager, if you don't wish to use the public integration manager

  • Self-hosted version of this collaborative real-time editor, if you don't wish to use the public one

We'll ask you to pay with PayPal later, when your order progresses.

Even a domain is not required. We provide you a subdomain, with a Hetzner VPS of your choice, Migadu Email Service for your domain/subdomain, and setup the matrix server.

How does the turnkey setup work?
  1. We discuss with you what exactly you want to receive, including bridge-specific config options
  2. You subscribe to one of the Turnkey membership options
  3. (Your domain) We send you two lists of DNS entries (one for matrix, the second one for email)
  4. (Your domain) You set the entries in your domain management dashboard
  5. We invite you to the updates room with news and updates about components, used by the matrix homeserver stack
  6. We send you an onboarding list with all links, credentials, and notes

Pricing


good for 100 or fewer users

  • Server maintenance
  • Email services for your domain
  • Backups: daily, 7 days retention
  • CPU: 1 core
  • RAM: 2GB
  • SSD: 20GB
  • Traffic: 20TB

good for 1000 or fewer users

  • Server maintenance
  • Email services for domain
  • Backups: daily, 7 days retention
  • CPU: 2 cores
  • RAM: 4GB
  • SSD: 40GB
  • Traffic: 20TB

good for a LOT of users

  • Server maintenance
  • Email services for domain
  • Backups: daily, 7 days retention
  • CPU: 2 cores
  • RAM: 8GB
  • SSD: 80GB
  • Traffic: 20TB

1. Server details

To setup a matrix server, we need to know the following information (and yes, email is for your matrix server, used to obtain SSL certificates, and as fallback contact method if matrix message is not an option).

Usernames on your server will look like this: @username:domain.com
We'll ask you to create subdomains like matrix.domain.com, etc.
Usernames on your server will look like this: @username:mybusiness.etke.host
We'll prepare your first user account: @username:domain.com
You'll be able to create more users by yourself via synapse-admin.

2. Client Apps

[matrix] is open protocol, so there are different client apps you can use with your homeserver. We provide following web clients out of the box so you don't need to install anything.

A Matrix client where you can enjoy the conversation using simple, elegant and secure interface. The most beautiful app.
A Matrix client where you can enjoy the conversation using simple, elegant and secure interface. The most beautiful app.

A glossy web client with an emphasis on performance and usability. All new matrix features implemented in that app first.
A glossy web client with an emphasis on performance and usability. All new matrix features implemented in that app first.

Web client focusing on personal messaging, performance, offline usage and wide browser support, including mobile! Experimental app, lacks features.
Web client focusing on personal messaging, performance, offline usage and wide browser support, including mobile! Experimental app, lacks features.

3. Components

You can extend your homeserver with bridges to different chat networks and additional components.

🖧 Bridges

✨ Additional services

  • By default, emails are sent from the Matrix server itself. Sometimes deliverability can be improved by sending through another SMTP server.

  • A bot to remind you about stuff

  • UnifiedPush provider for (private) push notifications

  • A tool you can use to administrate your (Matrix) Synapse homeserver

  • For monitoring your server and Matrix-related data. Requires more RAM

Advanced options

  • Self-hosted Jitsi instance, if you don't wish to use the public one

  • The "Holy Grail" of backups (requires a separate Borg backup provider)

  • A bot that receives web form submissions (HTML/HTTP POST) and sends them to (encrypted) Matrix rooms

  • A helpdesk bot with end-to-end encryption support

  • We can host a static website on your Matrix server, at the base domain (domain.com)

  • Automatic login/registration with an OpenID provider as a backend (Auth0, Google, Github, Gitlab, Okta, etc.)

  • Self-hosted push gateway, suitable for custom apps/developers

  • Self-hosted integration manager, if you don't wish to use the public integration manager

  • Self-hosted version of this collaborative real-time editor, if you don't wish to use the public one

We'll ask you to pay with PayPal later, when your order progresses.

Consultation $100/hour

Online video call with an etke.cc developer where we try to help you solve any matrix-related issue or question.

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