Ardor Cryptocurrency Quick Start
NXT Cryptocurrency Quick Start
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1. Get a Server

There are many reliable server providers and these instructions can be used for most of them.

  • Choose your server – Because Ardor has addressed issues of blockchain bloat you do not need a large, expensive instance.
  • These instructions are written for Ubuntu, so choose Ubuntu 16.04 (64 Bit) when ordering.

2. Prepare the Server

  • Sign in to the Control Panel.
  • You may be asked to set a hostname for the server – any name will work and will be used to identify the server.
  • Use the built in console or open a command line box on your computer to run the following commands:
apt-get update
apt-get install openjdk-8-jre nano screen ufw
ufw default deny incoming
ufw allow 27876
ufw allow 27874
ufw enable

3. Install Ardor Client


4. Configure Properties

cd ardor/conf

Add this to new file:


CTRL X and then Y to save.

5. Run the Node

cd ../
screen bash ./

6. Things to Note

  • 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.