Pricing & Ordering

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With this type of service, we configure a Matrix homeserver and its related components on a VPS server provided by us, hosted by Hetzner Cloud .

You can use a domain of ours (e.g. business.etke.host) or your own custom domain (e.g. example.com).

You can be granted full SSH access to your server and may use it for other purposes as well. We periodically update it and its Matrix stack.

❔ How does the setup process work?
  1. You submit this order form with details about the Matrix server stack you’d like receive
  2. Our communication proceeds over email (check your Spam folder just in case), where we clear up additional order details
  3. You subscribe to one of the Turnkey membership tiers
  4. If you’ve chosen to host using your own custom domain, we send you a list of DNS records (matrix.your-domain.com, etc) to prepare.
  5. We configure your Matrix homeserver
  6. We send you the Matrix server’s initial admin credentials and information about getting started
  7. We invite you to our #news:etke.cc updates room on Matrix, where we keep you updated about components and new services offered by us

Server Sizes & Pricing

Turnkey Small $19/month
👥 Suitable for 100 or fewer users

Turnkey Medium $22/month
👥 Suitable for 1000 or fewer users

Turnkey Big $27/month
👥 Suitable for a LOT of users

We also offer even larger server instances (Huge - $35/month; Monster - $60/month). You can start small and upgrade to larger server sizes later.

1. Server Details

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

2. Contact Information

Your email address will only be used:

  • as a Let’s Encrypt contact when obtaining SSL certificates for your domain
  • for us to reach you with information about your order
We'll prepare your first Matrix user account: @username:domain.com
You'll be able to create more users by yourself via synapse-admin.

3. Client Apps

Matrix (like email) is an open protocol. Different apps (on different platforms) can be used to access the same account.

You can install any Matrix client app on your devices. On your Matrix server, we can set up any of these popular web-clients:

[Cinny](https://cinny.in/) is an elegant, simple and security-focused Matrix client app.

The most beautiful of these three.

Cinny is an elegant, simple and security-focused Matrix client app.

The most beautiful of these three.

[Element](https://github.com/vector-im/element-web) is a glossy Matrix client app with an emphasis on performance and usability.

Made by the original creators of the [Matrix](https://matrix.org) spec.

Element is a glossy Matrix client app with an emphasis on performance and usability.

Made by the original creators of the Matrix spec.

[Hydrogen](https://github.com/vector-im/hydrogen-web) is a lightweight Matrix client app with legacy and mobile browser support.

Successor to *Element*, but still in its infancy.

Hydrogen is a lightweight Matrix client app with legacy and mobile browser support.

Successor to Element, but still in its infancy.

4. 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

5. Payment

We’ll ask you to pay later when your order progresses.

Payments will have to be done on Ko-Fi (via PayPal ). For now, we don’t support other payment providers or methods.

Later, we would expect a Turnkey membership to the Turnkey plan you’ve chosen (Server size dropdown above). Prices range from $19/month to $60/month.

With this type of service, we configure a Matrix homeserver and its related components on your own amd64 (x86_64) VPS/VM/bare metal server.
Don’t have your own server? Use 🌟 VPS server provided by us and we’ll get one for you.

You can use a domain of ours (e.g. business.etke.host) or your own custom domain (e.g. example.com).

You retain full SSH access to your server and may use it for other purposes as well. We periodically update it and its Matrix stack.

❔ How does the setup process work?
  1. You submit this order form with details about the Matrix server stack you’d like receive
  2. Our communication proceeds over email (check your Spam folder just in case), where we clear up additional order details
  3. We ask you to prepare some subdomain DNS records (matrix.your-domain.com, etc)
  4. You grant root SSH access to our public keys (a regular user that can elevevate to root via sudo is also OK) to a publicly-accessible server that will be used for hosting Matrix
  5. You proceed to pay for the initial setup and to become a Maintenance member
  6. We configure your Matrix homeserver
  7. We send you the Matrix server’s initial admin credentials and information about getting started
  8. We invite you to our #news:etke.cc updates room on Matrix, where we keep you updated about components and new services offered by us

Services

Initial order processing and Matrix server installation
Continuous security and maintenance updates for your Linux server and Matrix installation
A fully-featured multi-user email service for your domain (you@domain.com), powered by Migadu
Initial setup ($50, one-time) and Maintenance ($10/month) services are required for all orders. You can optionally add Email Hosting for an extra $5/month.

1. Server Details

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

2. Contact Information

Your email address will only be used:

  • as a Let’s Encrypt contact when obtaining SSL certificates for your domain
  • for us to reach you with information about your order
We'll prepare your first Matrix user account: @username:domain.com
You'll be able to create more users by yourself via synapse-admin.

3. Client Apps

Matrix (like email) is an open protocol. Different apps (on different platforms) can be used to access the same account.

You can install any Matrix client app on your devices. On your Matrix server, we can set up any of these popular web-clients:

[Cinny](https://cinny.in/) is an elegant, simple and security-focused Matrix client app.

The most beautiful of these three.

Cinny is an elegant, simple and security-focused Matrix client app.

The most beautiful of these three.

[Element](https://github.com/vector-im/element-web) is a glossy Matrix client app with an emphasis on performance and usability.

Made by the original creators of the [Matrix](https://matrix.org) spec.

Element is a glossy Matrix client app with an emphasis on performance and usability.

Made by the original creators of the Matrix spec.

[Hydrogen](https://github.com/vector-im/hydrogen-web) is a lightweight Matrix client app with legacy and mobile browser support.

Successor to *Element*, but still in its infancy.

Hydrogen is a lightweight Matrix client app with legacy and mobile browser support.

Successor to Element, but still in its infancy.

4. 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

5. Payment

We’ll ask you to pay later when your order progresses.

Payments will have to be done on Ko-Fi (via PayPal ). For now, we don’t support other payment providers or methods.

We would expect the following payments 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.

✨ Submit Order

In case of any questions, don't hesitate to contact us!