Matrix is a modern and decentralised, open-source chat solution backed by a dynamic community. It provides 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. 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 factory halls, recycled servers, passive cooling and our servers 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: 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.
We try to be as transparent as possible for our Matrix pricing. The pricing is made of 2 essential parts.
You're all set with above 2 costs for starting your own Matrix.
* Further customization such as favicon, background and more is possible at additional fee, get in touch with us to learn more.
** The number of users or size of rooms depend on the size of your VM, and you can scale them anytime you want. The extention will be done according to our standard VM pricing.
On 2020-04-21 we started our new support program to specifically enhance the UI and UX of Matrix. With this program we want to enhance the usability of the web client and the apps.
If you want to support UI/UX improvements of Matrix, you can support the work financially with 15 CHF (roughly about 15 USD) as a one time or monthly payment (below 15 CHF is costing too much in transfer fees).
To do so, write an email with the subject "I want to support the Matrix UI/UX improvements" to support -at- ungleich.ch and include the amount that you are willing to contribute and whether you want to pay via credit card or wire transfer.
Also mention whether you want to be publicly listed as a supporter on this website.
All money that comes in will only be used to finance development and design work related to Matrix. We will continuously update this website with contributions and which tasks we work on.
We at ungleich think that Matrix has one really, really huge edge over almost all other solutions: it is really decentralised and federated. It finally solves the problems of data silos that exists in many places in IT.
However we do acknowledge that Matrix can benefit a lot from UI/UX improvements and thus we wanted to create an easy way for anyone to contribute to it.