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Remote servers #60

almindor opened this Issue Sep 10, 2017 · 5 comments


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almindor commented Sep 10, 2017

Etherwall needs more remote servers to provide a consistent thin client experience.

I'm currently paying 80CAD/month for the main node but it's running out of space quick.

The server infrastructure now supports offloading to multiple servers. If anyone is willing to donate a server please provide the info here.

The requirements are:
Any sane CPU and RAM for running geth (8gb RAM+)
At least 100gb of free space, more preffered
SSL certificate for WSS/HTTPS support (SSL cert is free, I can provide howto on SSL here and make a * subdomain for it too)
Capable of setting up nginx and a service for geth (systemd most probably)

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mascondante commented Sep 27, 2017

If I had a static IP I would help you out. I'm under a strict NAT on a Wireless ISP (WISP) connected to another local ISP as a backbone. Far from an ideal situation.


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m-o-e commented Nov 3, 2017

Quick tip in case you want to upgrade the main server;
Hetzner offers 32G / 2x4T Servers for ~70 CAD:


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almindor commented Nov 3, 2017

Hey thanks for the link. I'm checking them out now, seems I could shrink my monthly bill to ~90CAD and have a single server managing it all. Right now I use a "main" server and a secondary for the actual node because both need 50gb+ data. They seem to support 2TB for ~90CAD which is all I need :)


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SnowLeopard71 commented Feb 7, 2018

You might want to check out for inexpensive hosting.
Also, for free SSL certs, check out if you haven't heard of them already.


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almindor commented Feb 8, 2018

@SnowLeopard71 I'm already using let's encrypt (see website certs). When it comes to hosting I'm using Hetzner atm. which has nice prices for the bang.

The main issue is that atm. Geth needs an SSD. I bought 500gb one to get it syncing but it fills up after a while needing a re-sync from scratch (which reduces use to ~15%!).

I'm hoping when geth 1.8 is out with the HDD improvements I can switch back to the big HDD and forget about re-pruning.

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