Open, Secure

Decentralized Chat

What is Matrix?

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 strongest point of Matrix is federation: a Matrix homeserver - which is what we offer - allows to manage your own community... and to join the whole Matrix network. You will be able to exchange with users on any other Matrix server without any special configuration!
  • End-to-end encryption (E2EE) means that - when enabled - only the sender and intended receiver(s) will be able to read the messages: even ungleich, who manages the matrix server, will not be able to access the content of E2EE messages.
  • Our Matrix servers are provided with a TURN server, meaning that you'll be able to use voice and video calls out of the box.
  • We support bridging to other networks such as Mattermost instances, IRC, Slack, Telegram and more via Matterbridge.


The evolution of Matrix is managed through an open governance process, supervised by The Foundation. Moreover, all the software backing the network is Free and Open Source, which guarantees quality and security.

Secure & decentralized

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.

Zero Carbon

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.

Growing fast!

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!

You can follow the blog to get frequent updates on Matrix's development, and chat with us on!

Hosted Matrix Chat

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. you can either use a subdomain of (e.g. 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.

Transparent Costs

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.

We also offer custom-sized deployment. You can discuss our offer with us by email or even on matrix, via!

You will find more details on our Matrix-as-a-Service FAQ and on Matrix's official documentation.

You might be also interested in our Mattermost-based chat offer, which might be closer to what you expect for a enterprise team chat at the moment. We use both at ungleich, since Matrix is especially convenient to reach out to the world!
Matrix-S 36 CHF/Month

  • VM with 1 Core, 2 GB RAM, 10 GB SSD and 100 GB HDD
  • Application firewall included
  • Initial setup fee 30 CHF
  • Maintenance fee 20 CHF/month

Matrix-M 63 CHF/Month

  • VM with 2 Core, 4 GB RAM, 10 GB SSD and 500 GB HDD
  • Application firewall included
  • Initial setup fee 30 CHF
  • Maintenance fee 30 CHF/month

Matrix-L 157 CHF/Month

  • VM with 8 Core, 16 GB RAM, 10 GB SSD and 1000 GB HDD
  • Application firewall included
  • Initial setup fee 30 CHF
  • Maintenance fee 50 CHF/month