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Rented VPS Node
A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a type of hosting service that simulates a dedicated server environment, but with shared hardware resources among multiple users. This allows you to have control over your server environment, but the physical server hardware is shared with other customers. Due to this sharing of resources, VPS hosting is typically less expensive than a dedicated server. However, this can also result in less control over the level of hardware performance and resources available to you.
It is only possible to operate one Flux Node per VPS. If you wish to run multiple Flux Nodes, you may either consider renting multiple VPS or using a dedicated server instead.
We have compiled a list of tested dedicated server providers here to help you find suitable options (different node tiers are listed on separate tabs). Although this list is not comprehensive, the providers included have been tested by members of the Flux community and are reported to be suitable.
The Flux team does not endorse any particular server provider, and ultimately, the decision is up to you. We advise that you conduct thorough research to ensure that you make an informed choice.
Due to the variations in the ordering process and customer dashboard for each server provider, we cannot provide detailed instructions for each one. We suggest installing Ubuntu 20.04 as your operating system, but if you prefer to use a different operating system, a list of compatible options are listed on the Operating System section of this wiki.