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Benefits of Lobsters fully managed by Elestio

Deploy a fully managed instance of Lobsters in few minutes on Elestio. You can relax knowing that we are taking care of installation, configuration, encryption, security, backups, live monitoring, software & OS updates.
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Dedicated Hardware

We deliver all services on dedicated virtual machines: you get full access to the underlying resources and kernel-level security.


Automated Updates

Let's save your business a lot of hassle, whilst ensuring that you get the performance and security benefits of regularly updated software and systems.

Predictable pricing

A guaranteed monthly price covers everything: compute, storage, bandwidth, updates, security & maintenance.

No vendor lock-in

You can migrate your software and data to any cloud providers any time you want. With Elestio you are totally free and in control.


We are ISO 27001, SOC2, and GDPR compliant. We are committed to protecting your data and privacy.

Lobsters screenshots

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Lobsters features & resources

Tags and Topicality

When links or stories are submitted, they must be tagged by the submitter from a list of predefined tags. Users can choose to filter out or subscribe to all submissions with particular tags (example: programming.rss) or combinations of tags (example: programming, audio.rss).

Invitation Tree

The full user tree is public and each user's profile shows who invited them. This provides some degree of accountability and helps identify voting rings.


All story and comment ranking on this site comes from user activity. All users have equal votes, with no special priorities or penalties for specific users or domains.

Other Technical Features

Mailing list mode, Private messaging, Integrated search engine, Story merging, Fuzzy-matching of submitted story URLs, Hats, Stickers, and many more.

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