A few weeks back, I set up my own Mastodon instance on a VPS. Normally, it’s not too difficult, but since I already had a LAMP stack running on it, there were more obstacles to get past! I had to ultimately use Apache as a reverse proxy instead of Nginx, as Mastodon recommends. Also, by the way, it’s running via Docker.
Sorry about the briefness of the post. Hope it’s not too much of an annoyance.