Takahē is an ActivityPub server designed for efficient use on small- to medium-size installations, and which allows you to host multiple domains on the same infrastructure.
It’s currently in an beta state, meaning most things work and it can talk to most of the Fediverse, but there’s still some polish and features left to add.
The flagship instance can be found at takahe.social, and if you’re interested, you can also learn more in our documentation, browse the code on our GitHub repository, come and chat to us on Discord, or read some of Andrew’s blogs about building it.
If you would like to support the project, you can sponsor us on Patreon, or you can see how you can volunteer.
What makes Takahē different?
While it’s always nice to have more Fediverse software, we have some specific features and goals that we think makes Takahē a great choice of server software:
Multiple domain support, allowing you to host as many domains as you like on a single running instance.
Multiple identity support, allowing users to represent themselves in as many different ways as they want.
Easy deployment and maintenance, so you can focus on looking after your community rather than trying to wrangle with the software.
Mastodon Client API compatible, so users can use their favourite client apps just as they would with Mastodon or other compatible servers.
For a full set of features, including what we’re still working on, see our features page, as well as our compatability notes for clients and other servers.
The takahē bird, after which this project is named, is a flightless bird from Aotearoa New Zealand - once thought extinct, but in recent decades they were rediscovered and have been the subject of a successful breeding and reintroduction programme.
If you’d like to donate to the ongoing efforts to establish a healthy population and expansion into new areas, you can give money through the New Zealand Nature Fund. The Takahē project maintains a regular monthly donation to the programme.