Matrix is a modern and decentralised, open-source chat solution backed by a dynamic community. It provides many advanced user-focused features such as end-to-end encryption, bridging or audio & video calls.
The evolution of Matrix is managed through an open governance process, supervised by The Matrix.org Foundation. Moreover, all the software backing the network is Free and Open Source, which guarantees quality and security.
Both end-to-end encryption and federation are built-in into Matrix. The former will be enabled by default in the near future, making it a valuable tool for activists and privacy-minded people all across the world.
We host your Matrix homeserver in our own datacenter in Switzerland, which we believe to be as ecologically-friendly as a datacenter can get: we use old buildings, second-hand hydroelectric, passive cooling and are directly plugged into a hydroelectric power plant.
As of February 2020, the Matrix network supports ~13.5M visible accounts, ~5.0M messages a day, ~40.000 federated servers and even governments!
A lot of privacy, security and usability work is going on... which means that Matrix will get even more awesome in the coming months!
We will provide you with your own dedicated Matrix 'Home Server', as well as a hosted web client. Matrix requires a domain name in order to join the global networks, which will appear in your username (e.g. @penguin:example.0co2.cloud): you can either use a subdomain of 0co2.cloud (e.g. example.0co2.cloud) or your own domain name. We will deploy a Matterbridge) instance (bridging to Mattermost, IRC, Slack, Telegram, ...) on demand.
There are many Matrix clients, although we strongly recommend Riot which is the most advanced at the moment. Be aware, however, that you might be a bit confused with its UI/UX at first (there is ongoing work to improve onboarding): we encourage you to try Riot/Matrix first if your are not already familiar with it.
The cost of our Matrix-as-a-Service offer is divided between a base maintenance fee and the price of the dedicated Virtual Machine (VM) we deploy for you in our own datacenter. There is no artifical restriction on the number of users or size of rooms: the only limit is the resources we allocate to your node. We will extend them on demand, following the pricing model (CPU, RAM, Disk) of our VM offer.