@jlhertel mastodon is somehow resource hungry thing actually. I've tried hosting a server once, and it required pretty much resources.
Some time ago I saw a recommendation to run Mastodon on a 2-core system with at least 2GiB of RAM. For comparison, I am now running pleroma and it takes 200 MiB of RAM and about 15% CPU when I am actively using it.
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!