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PeerTube is a decentralized and federated alternative to YouTube. The goal of PeerTube is not to replace YouTube but to offer a viable alternative using the strength of ActivityPub and WebTorrent protocols. Being built on ActivityPub means PeerTube is able to be part of a bigger social network, the [Fediverse](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fediverse) (the Federated Universe). On the other hand, WebTorrents and related technologies help PeerTube to solve the issue of money, inbound with all streaming platform : With PeerTube, you don't need to have a lot of bandwidth available on your server to host a PeerTube platform because all users (which didn't disable the feature) watching a video on PeerTube will be able to share this same video to other viewers. If you are curious about PeerTube, I can't recommend you enough to check [the official website](https://joinpeertube.org) to learn more about the project. If after that you want to try tu use PeerTube as a content creator, you can try to find a platform available there to register or host yourself your own PeerTube platform on your own server. The development of PeerTube is actually sponsored by [Framasoft](https://framasoft.org/en/), a french non-for-profit popular educational organization, a group of friends convinced that an emancipating digital world is possible, convinced that it will arise through actual actions on real world and online with and for you! Framasoft is also involved in the development of [Mobilizon](https://joinmobilizon.org/en/), a decentralized and federated alternative to Facebook Events. If you want to contribute to PeerTube, feel free to: * report bugs and give your feedback on [Github](https://github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube/) or on [our forums](https://framacolibri.org/c/peertube/38) * submit your brillant ideas on our [Feedback platform](https://ideas.joinpeertube.org/) * Help to translate the software, following [the contributing guide](https://docs.joinpeertube.org/contribute-getting-started?id=translate) * [Make a donation](https://support.joinpeertube.org/en/) to help to pay bills inbound in the development of PeerTube.

Actually, the concept of PeerTube is explained on Joinpeertube.org:

Anyone with a modicum of technical skills can host a PeerTube server, aka an instance. Each instance hosts its users and their videos. In this way, every instance is created, moderated and maintained independently by various administrators.

But maybe it’s not clear enough.