Host your Dogecoin Node via the Flux Marketplace!

Flux — The Web3 Cloud

To this date, the decentralized cloud of Flux is supported by over 15,000 nodes all around the globe. Its available computational resources total over 100,000 Cores, over 275 TB of RAM, and over 6 PT (Petabytes) SSD. A Web 3.0 cloud powerhouse that can deploy applications in a decentralized and censor-resistant manner. There are plenty of advantages to using Flux instead of traditional Web2 infrastructure providers:

  • All applications are redundant and have automatic failovers in case of outages.
  • The Flux Cloud is agnostic to code language as it uses Docker Hub containers as an on-ramp.
  • The Flux Cloud automatically keeps applications up to date with the respective container.
  • The Flux Cloud offers competitive pricing.

Enough introduction! In very few steps, let's proceed with the guide on deploying your Dogecoin Blockchain Node via the Flux Marketplace!

  1. We first need to head over to https://home.runonflux.io/
  2. Once here, we need to log in using our ZelID. Available for us via Zelcore https://zelcore.io/ (Remember always to use the official links)

2.1 If you don’t have an account created in Zelcore, you first need to download and install the app

2.2 Next (mandatory for your wallet’s safety), enable d2FA on the App section inside Zelcore.

2.3 Now you can authenticate by clicking on the fingerprint button or manually by signing the message manually on your Zelcore Wallet with the ZelID App

3. Now that you are authenticated head to https://home.runonflux.io/apps/marketplace and look for the Dogecoin Node Application. You will see something very similar to this:

4. Do not put any other Parameters and Click on the Start Marketplace App; you get something like:

5. You can click next or copy the Registration Message if you are signing the message manually from your ZelID App and then click next

6. Here, you can click the fingerprint button to sign the request for the Application, or if done, manually paste the signed message on your ZelID from the previous step

7. Now you get the monthly cost for your Application. Click Register Flux App

8. Now, you are provided with some payment info in FLUX. Payment is made through the FLUX blockchain in FLUX coins.

9. Select “Pay with Zelcore” to make the payment for the app

10. You are done! We must wait for your Dogecoin Node to be spawned on an available node.

Monitoring of your instances

Here comes the beauty of the Flux Cloud! Your Dogecoin Node is redundant! That means it is always running on a minimum of three instances simultaneously. You can check the Logs of the individual IPs to see the Node syncing properly.

  1. Visit one IP by clicking on “Visit FluxNode.”
  2. Log in with your ZelID
  3. Navigate to “Apps,” “Local Apps,” “My Local Apps”
  4. Click “Manage,” “Manage App,” or “Log File”

Remember, your Dogecoin Node is only subscribed for 22,000 Flux blocks which are ~ 44,000 minutes, so around one month. You will need to renew the payment monthly, so your Node does not get kicked off the network.

  1. Visit https://home.runonflux.io/ and log in with your ZelID
  2. Navigate to “Apps,” “Global Apps,” “My Apps”
  3. Click “Manage,” “Manage App,” or “Update Specifications”
  4. Leave all the variables like they are; click “Compute Update Message.”
  5. Sign the Message with the ZelID App and click “Update Flux App” after
  6. Click “Pay with Zelcore” to make the Flux Payment
  7. Voilà your Node has been renewed for 22,000 blocks

Have Fun supporting the Dogecoin Blockchain with decentralized infrastructure!

Learn more about Flux at www.runonflux.io
Learn more about Dogecoin at https://dogecoin.com/

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