I have Virtual Machines running Presearch Nodes on Amazon (AWS), Google cloud, Vultr and Digital Ocean. I have found that AWS and Google are really built for larger more sophisticated users. They are both great, but as a novice, I can’t figure out how to setup server with Docker preinstalled and the costs are much higher than Digital Ocean. I looked at a few other providers but the lower cost providers had less appealing bandwidth guarantees and the good reviews all focused on cost and not service quality.
It has a number of user friendly features that are lacking on both AWS and Google Cloud.
- First, Digital Ocean has images in the marketplace with Docker already installed. This saves you the hassle of going through the Docker install process. So setting up a node only requires 3 simple Cut-&-Paste actions (See below) in to the terminal window.
NOTE: IP V6 is not needed nor supported by the node, so don’t add it.
- Secondly the prices is REALLY low. Only $5.00 per month for a basic server.
Run these commands to install your node
sudo docker pull presearch/node
sudo docker run -d –name presearch-auto-updater –restart=unless-stopped -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock containrrr/watchtower –cleanup –interval 300 presearch-node
sudo docker run -dt –name presearch-node –restart=unless-stopped -v presearch-node-storage:/app/node -e REGISTRATION_CODE=”XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX” presearch/node
Success! Your node should be up and running!
If you want to see the traffic on your node you can run this command
sudo docker logs -f presearch-node
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