Ardor Public Node Setup

Ardor Public Node Setup

Ardor Public Node Setup

1. Get a Server


This example will use a server from HiFormance, but could be adapted for other providers.

  • Sign up at
  • Choose your server - OpenVZ-1GB will work well.
  • Choose Ubuntu 16.04 (64 Bit) when ordering.

2. Prepare the Server

  • Sign in to the Control Panel using information sent by email.
  • Use the tab "Hostname" to set the hostname for the server - any name will work and will be used to identify the server. 
  • Click the "Serial Console" icon or open a command line box on your computer to run the following commands:
  1. apt-get update
  2. apt-get install openjdk-8-jre nano screen ufw
  3. ufw default deny incoming
  4. ufw allow 27876
  5. ufw allow 27874
  6. ufw enable

3. Install Ardor Client

  1. wget
  2. unzip

4. Configure Properties

  1. cd ardor/conf
  2. nano

Add this to new file:
CTRL X and then Y to save.

5. Run the Node

  1. cd ../
  2. screen bash ./
  • The blockchain will download. 
  • Screen bash command allows you to close the command window while the client to continues to run.
  • Visit the client in browser here: http://IPaddress:27876
  • Create and fund new account.
  • Observe node status here:
  • REMEMBER to update your node with every NRS release.

Consider running a NXT node on the same server.