Install A Local Node

A guide to installing a Taraxa node directly on a local machine
Installing a node takes only a few minutes. The easiest way to deploy a persistent node that will be "always-on" is using a VPS service in the cloud.

Run a Mainnet or Testnet Node


Running a mainnet node allows for participation in Taraxa's growing ecosystem either as a validator or as a node for relay, end users and applications.


Running a testnet node helps to ensure the continued improvement of the Taraxa protocol. By registering your node on the community site you guarantee your node participates in testnet consensus as a validator and has the chance to earn rewards for helping improve Taraxa.

Minimal Requirements

  • CPU: 4vCPU
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • DISK SPACE: 250 GB

Local Machine Installation