Unofficial selection of public Matrix servers

This list provides a selection of public Matrix homeservers which you can register on to join the Matrix universe. This is not a comprehensive list of homeservers but instead a highly subjective list of hand-picked homeservers that might be a good fit for newcomers to Matrix. There are thus also no clear criteria for inclusion on this list, although we prioritize stable, general-purpose servers run by organisations with a track record and a focus on open, federated comunication. If you believe your public homeserver would be a good fit for inclusion on the list or for any other questions, get in touch in #hello-matrix:matrix.org.

chat.weho.st - chat.weho.st

Country Since Software Last Status Reliability Avg Response Federation Users Public Aliases SSL Labs
NL 2016 Synapse 0.99.0 Online 99.8 % 2,202 ms n/a n/a 238 A+

︎ 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.

converser.eu - Serveur libre et décentralisé de communication

Country Since Software Last Status Reliability Avg Response Federation Users Public Aliases SSL Labs
FR 2018 Synapse 0.99.1.1 Online 100.0 % 318 ms n/a n/a 4 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.

feneas.org - Federated Networks Association homeserver

Country Since Software Last Status Reliability Avg Response Federation Users Public Aliases SSL Labs
FI 2018 Synapse 0.99.0 Online 100.0 % 552 ms n/a n/a 6 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.

hackerspaces.be - Belgium Hackerspaces Matrix homeserver

Country Since Software Last Status Reliability Avg Response Federation Users Public Aliases SSL Labs
BE 2018 Synapse 0.34.1.1 Online 99.9 % 3,736 ms n/a n/a 63 A+

︎ A public Matrix homeserver run for and by the community of Belgian hackerspaces (their server is open for public registration, however).

matrix.allmende.io - matrix.allmende.io

Country Since Software Last Status Reliability Avg Response Federation Users Public Aliases SSL Labs
DE 2016 Synapse 0.34.1.1 Online 100.0 % 262 ms n/a n/a 43 A+

︎ 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.

matrix.org - Server of the Matrix project

Country Since Software Last Status Reliability Avg Response Federation Users Public Aliases SSL Labs
GB/NL 2015 Synapse 0.99.1.1.. Online 100.0 % 567 ms n/a n/a 10,529 A

︎ 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.

matrix.sibnsk.net - Linux User Group Novosibirsk

Country Since Software Last Status Reliability Avg Response Federation Users Public Aliases SSL Labs
DE 2016 Synapse 0.99.0 Online 100.0 % 213 ms n/a 92 4 A+

︎ 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.

perthchat.org - Public server for Perth, Western Australia

Country Since Software Last Status Reliability Avg Response Federation Users Public Aliases SSL Labs
SG 2017 Synapse 0.33.5.1 Online 100.0 % 935 ms n/a 24 17 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-matrix.org - Public Matrix homeserver from Russian Matrix community

Country Since Software Last Status Reliability Avg Response Federation Users Public Aliases SSL Labs
RU 2018 Synapse 0.99.1.1 Online 99.9 % 695 ms n/a n/a 6 A

︎ Run by Matrix fans in Russia. Another possible choice for Matrix users in or around Russia.

tchncs.de - Yet another tchncs.de service

Country Since Software Last Status Reliability Avg Response Federation Users Public Aliases SSL Labs
DE 2017 Synapse 0.99.1.1 Online 100.0 % 1,045 ms n/a 1,003 94 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.

tedomum.net - tedomum.net

Country Since Software Last Status Reliability Avg Response Federation Users Public Aliases SSL Labs
FR 2017 Synapse 0.99.0 Online 99.9 % 327 ms n/a n/a 14 A

︎ 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).

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.