Digital Ocean Server Setup

Creating a new Droplet

Login to your Digital Ocean account and click create then select Droplet.

Choose an Image. BTCP is currently optimized to run on Ubuntu with 2 GB of memory for $10/month.

Choose the location closest to where most of your clients are from.

Select IPv6 and Monitoring.

Add your SSH Key to allow remote login to this server.

If you don't have a public SSH key on your computer you can generate one using the following tools:

Linux
Windows
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Linux
ssh-keygen
Windows

Download Git "Git bash " is a msys shell included in "Git for Windows" software. It will allow you to generate pairs of public and private keys to be used to login to your Droplet.

Download GIT from here:

RUNNING PUTTYGEN

Go to Windows Start menu type Git Bash

Run the following command and follow the prompts

ssh-keygen

Enter a name for your keys, then enter a passphrase, they will be saved on your user folder ~/ by default. Its a good practice to move them to ~/.ssh

Copy the Public key (The file that ends in .pub) will be required for the next step.

Public key is the shorter one. Starts with ssh-rsa

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Add your SSH Key

Add your SSH key from the previous step.

Finalize

Enter a name and create click create

You have now set up your own droplet, now we need to connect to the server and set up BitCore.