I am interested in working on the diaspora project and getting it running on my domain, but I was wondering about the installation of software packages such as the thin ruby server and MongoDB?

Can I just follow the directions here to get diaspora running? Or will I break the TOS or something else important?


I’m interested in the answer to this question too. I may in fact invest in some dreamhost services to get a Diaspora “Pod” server up and running.

Here is a better link for evaluating Diaspora server stack requirements:

Reiterating the question: what level of Dreamhost hosting service is required to run an Diaspora Pod server?


MongoDB, which Diaspora requires, is only available on DreamHost PS.