Here are the base requirements for running a Masternode Candidate.

Hardware Recommendation

    Directly facing internet
    16 cores CPU
    32GB of RAM
    SSD storage
If you are running a node in Testnet, 2CPU/8GB of RAM is sufficient.
We recommend using popular cloud providers as there reliability and uptime are close to 100%. These servers would be a good starting point:
    DigitalOcean: CPU optimized droplet 32GB/16CPU
    Amazon EC2: C5 instance
    Google Cloud Engine: n1-highcpu-16
Setting up a Masternode Candidate on a weaker machine might result in poor performances, significantly impacting owner's rewards and the chain performance.
If you have other production grade environment than a cloud provider at your disposal, please come chat with us on our Gitter.
A Masternode has a certain number of tasks to process (validations, block creations, etc.) over time. Your Masternode should be able to process all the tasks that are designated to it, or the rewards will be negatively impacted. However, overpowered technical specifications of the Masternode will not result in greater rewards.


All IT systems require maintenance.
It is of the owner's responsibility to ensure regular maintenance and that the node has enough:
    Disk space to store the new blockchain data
    Processing power to keep the chain operating at optimal speed
    Monitoring to be able to react quickly in case of a problem occurring
    Security measures like firewalling, OS security patching, SSH via keypairs, etc.
This is a non exhaustive list.
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