When deploying a full node, several requirements should be considered. Previously, it was feasible to launch a node on weak equipment. However, with the increasing popularity of blockchains, memory and processor power have become crucial factors for successful deployment.
Before deploying a node, it is important to determine the minimum hardware requirements, which can vary for each existing cryptocurrency. For instance, the minimum requirements for installing a Bitcoin node are as follows:
Latest version of Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux operating system on your device.
Minimum of 500 GB of available disk space with a read speed of at least 100 MB/s.
SSD with a capacity of at least 112GB, capable of performing random write at 68 MB/s and random read at 30.9 MB/s.
At least 8 GB of RAM for random access memory.
Additionally, a broadband internet connection is necessary with a download speed of at least 400 kilobits (50 kilobytes) per second. The connection must be unlimited and have high upload limits.
Running an Ethereum node requires system administrator skills. The synchronization of an Ethereum node can be done in three modes: fast, full, and light. By default, the fast mode is used, which excludes the download of transaction history, wallet balances, and smart contract codes.
A Node Provider such as GetBlock solves many of these problems by providing ready access to Eth and other blockchains. Ready RPc endpoints add efficiency to business models by streamlining and simplifying the developer’s work, giving them flexibility and new perspectives. The service provides the smooth operation and maintenance you need so you can fully focus on your business.
Benefits of using a node service provider versus running your own node through the example of GetBlock:
Adding nodes on demand, monitoring work, updating nodes as needed.
Enterprise-grade connectivity to create and configure smart contracts, send and receive transactions, and request data from the blockchain (JSON-RPC, REST, and WebSockets).
Information and statistics in real-time.
Connecting your application to the blockchain without complicated configuration.
Reliable connection 24/7 + personal support from the team of experts.
Possibility to conclude an individual SLA (Service Level Agreement) with clients depending on the needs of the business, which gives confidence in the quality of the services provided.
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