Facing a problem that’s driving me up the wall. Recently wanted to deploy my own Fediverse instance for my personal use. I initially chose Pleroma due to its low system requirements so I don’t need to spend a fortune for a large VPS. Was able to install it without issues and can see the frontend.
However, when I’m working to move my Mastodon profile to my Pleroma instance, I realized that I can’t follow myself and I can’t see any of my posts. When I check out another profile on the same instance, I can see the profile and a few posts but not all the posts/media. When I tried searching for myself on the other instance, it tries to contact my instance but it then returned “Error 503, Remote data could not be fetched”.
I thought the issue was with Mastodon as I tried doing the same action on multiple Mastodon instances, including the large regional instance I’m a part of (mstdn.ca). However, I tried navigating to a couple Akkoma & Pleroma instance and the same issue, I can’t follow anyone and either I can’t see any posts/follows or if there are posts, I can only see a few, usually pinned posts.
I even tried registering my instance on instances.social but the site threw the following error:
Sign up failed. It looks like this instance is not a Mastodon or Pleroma instance. Other fediverse instances can show up on instances.social but are not (yet) compatible with this admin space.
I thought Pleroma was the issue so I found out about Akkoma and tried a fresh install of Akkoma but ended up with the same issue.
My instance is hosted on a VPS behind Cloudflare, I thought that might also be an issue so I disabled Cloudflare’s proxy but that didn’t fix the issue either.
My Akkoma/Pleroma configuration are the default, federation is set to enabled, the NGINX configuration is default, only modifying for my domain name and for webroots for the ACME challenge. The domain name is fresh, just registered for it yesterday.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I’m not sure what’s causing this. I’m an Akkoma, Pleroma/Mastodon admin newbie so maybe I’m missing something that I’m unaware of.