This is the series of How to build / install / create an Elrond Node, either on Mainnet, Testnet or Devnet.
Part 01 – Finding a good hosting company, getting a good option for your server, and performing a basic installation of the server.
A. CONNECT AND INSTALL PREREQUISITES SOFTWARE
1. install sudo: apt-get install sudo
2. install nano: apt-get install nano
3. install the firewall: apt-get install ufw
4. install git: apt-get install git
5. do the updates: sudo apt update
6. do the upgrades: sudo apt upgrade
7. if you have to reboot after installing all these, type: sudo reboot
B. CREATE A NEW USER & GIVE IT SUDO POWER
– make sure you’re logged in as root using either putty, solar-putty, etc.
1. add new user: sudo adduser theNewUserNameHere
2. type theNewPasswordForTheNewUserNameHere
3. retype theNewPasswordForTheNewUserNameHere
4. enter the full name, room number, work phone, home phone, other if you want to and just press Enter after each of them then type y if the information is correct and you have the regular privileged new user you just created
5. give the new user sudo privileges: sudo usermod -aG sudo theNewUserNameHere
6. login with theNewUserNameHere doing: su theNewUserNameHere
7. test the sudo power of theNewUserNameHere by typing: sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
if the new screen opens up with the configuration tzdata si geographic areas and ok and cancel button, then we’re good to go, just tab through until you land on cancel and press spacebar to get out of there