CHOOSE A VPS FOR YOUR MASTERNODE
A VPS, more commonly known as a cloud server, is fully functional installation of an operating system (usually Linux) operating within a virtual machine. The virtual machine allows the VPS provider to run multiple systems on one physical server, making it more efficient and cheaper than having a single operating system running on the “bare metal” of each server. A VPS is ideal for hosting a masternode because they typically offer guaranteed uptime, redundancy in the case of hardware failure and a static IP address that is required to ensure you remain in the masternode payment queue. While running a masternode from home on a desktop computer is technically possible, it will most likely not work reliably because most ISPs allocate dynamic IP addresses to home users.
If you are looking for a reliable hoster, I suggest using Vultr VPS. It is so easy to use them that a how to on getting a VPS up with them isn’t really needed. If you click the below banner it will take you there. The link is a referral link and if you SignUp via it, you will Get $10 Credit for Free and also you will support MNGuide.online to maintain and expand the infrastructure.
For demo purpose, I’m going to use Vultr VPS and full disclosure:
I. Deploy New Server
II. Select Server Location
III. Select Server Type: Ubuntu 16.04
IV. Select Server Size: 1CPU – 1024MB Memory. (Some MN’s need 2048MN Memory)
V. Type Host Name (MNx), Server Qty and Deploy now
VI. You will get email for: IP Address, User and Password
Save your VPS Username and Password in text file and use it for further steps.
Now Prepare your VPS for Masternode. Click Here to follow Detailed Step by Step Guide.