If you are feeling generous and want to run a full node for Vertcoin the process is pretty straight forward. I will be using a new Linode instance running Ubuntu 16.04. The smallest Linode is plenty powerful to handle a full node.
Once you have your Linode instance up and running Ubuntu 16.04 lets make sure Ubuntu is updated.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install unzip mkdir vertcoin cd vertcoin wget https://github.com/vertcoin/vertcoin/releases/download/v0.11.1.0/vertcoin-v0.11.1.0-linux-64bit.zip unzip vertcoin-v0.11.1.0-linux-64bit.zip ./vertcoind -daemon
Simple as that. Now Vertcoin will start syncing with the network and once done you will be running a Full Node.
If you want to make sure it is working correctly, a few good tools are htop and nethogs.
sudo apt install htop nethogs
Simply run each command by typing into console and you will be able to monitor CPU usage and Network usage.
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