This list provides a selection of public Matrix homeservers which you can register on to join the Matrix universe. This is
|GB/NL||2015||Synapse 1.12.4 (..||Online||100.0 %||127 ms||n/a||n/a||18,825||B|
▶︎ The official homeserver of the Matrix Foundation. It will most likely be around for a long time and is thus a conservative choice, however due to its popularity it can be overloaded and slow at times. The team will run pre-release versions of the server software there, so a certain amount of instability is to be expected.
|FR||2019||Synapse 1.1.0||Offline||0.0 %||n/a||n/a||n/a||2||B|
▶︎ A Matrix server hosted by a computer science student in France who also hosts a range of other free open source services on his server (dedicated server hosted with Kimsufi/OVH). Website in French only.
|DE||2019||Synapse 1.12.4||Online||14.6 %||401 ms||n/a||5,193||96||A+|
▶︎ The privacytools.io team aims to introduce a suite of privacy-centric online services "to connect you with other privacy-minded individuals and stay safe and secure online". This is their public Matrix homesever.
|NL||2016||Synapse 1.7.1||Online||100.0 %||1,159 ms||n/a||n/a||169||B|
▶︎ weho.st is a collaborative community focused on providing internet services in a non-profit manner based in the Netherlands. While many of their services require membership, their Matrix server is currently open for public registrations (you need to register via their Riot instance at https://webchat.weho.st/ but can use any Matrix client afterwards). Their Matrix homeserver has a good and relatively long track record.
|FR||2018||Synapse 1.12.3||Online||100.0 %||143 ms||n/a||n/a||12||A+|
▶︎ A public Matrix homeserver hosted by the French webhosting provider 6clones. Website is in French only, but if you speak French and/or this doesn't scare you, you can give converser.eu a try.
|FI||2018||Synapse 1.12.4||Online||100.0 %||176 ms||n/a||n/a||59||A+|
▶︎ FENEAS is a (right now quite small) Finish assocation providing federated services (right now a Matrix homeserver plus a Gitlab, Friendica and GangGo instance). Their Matrix homeserver is open to everyone.
|BE||2018||Synapse 1.2.1||Offline||0.0 %||n/a||n/a||n/a||83||A|
▶︎ A public Matrix homeserver run for and by the community of Belgian hackerspaces (their server is open for public registration, however).
|PL||2019||Synapse 1.12.4||Offline||0.0 %||n/a||n/a||69||55||A+|
▶︎ A homeserver hosted in Poland serving primarily the Polish Matrix community, however anyone is welcome to register. While the Matrix server is quite new, its hosting community already has a longer history hosting open communications and aims to provide this service long-term.
|DE||2016||Synapse 1.12.0||Offline||0.0 %||n/a||n/a||n/a||42||B|
▶︎ The allmende.io homeserver is operated by the ecobytes association, a not-for-profit in Germany working with initiatives of the so-called socio-ecological transition. They also run a variety of other public services on allmende.io.
|DE||2016||Synapse 1.12.2||Online||100.0 %||102 ms||n/a||418||7||B|
▶︎ Homeserver hosted by the Linux User Group Novosibirsk (hosted on Hetzner, which has good connectivity to Russia). Might be a good choice for Russian Matrix fans.
|FR||2017||Synapse 1.12.4||Online||100.0 %||121 ms||n/a||n/a||22||B|
▶︎ TeDomum is a French association with a relatively long history (active since 2012 with roots going back to 2006) involved in hosting "libre" web services. They also provide email accounts, a Mastodon server and much more (see their website for details).
|SG||2017||Synapse 1.12.4||Offline||0.0 %||n/a||n/a||24||20||A+|
▶︎ A Matrix server primarily for the Australian community. Might give you reduced latency if you are located in that broader geographical area (the server is hosted in Singapore).
|RU||2018||Synapse 1.12.4||Online||100.0 %||1,258 ms||n/a||85||10||B|
▶︎ Run by Matrix fans in Russia. Another possible choice for Matrix users in or around Russia.
|DE||2017||Synapse 1.12.4||Online||92.7 %||202 ms||n/a||4,410||130||A+|
▶︎ tchncs.de is run by a private individual in Germany instead of a formal association or other organization. It has been, however, one of the earliest public servers in the Matrix universe and thus already has a relatively long track record. tchncs.de also runs one of the larger Mastodon instances, so there are quite a few users invested in this ecosystem.
The table provides the following information:
Servers are displayed in random order. You can order by a specific data item by clicking on the relevant header in the server overview.