If you’re looking for a secure and reliable way to run a Monero node, then you should consider setting up a GUI-only Monero node in a VPS. A VPS, or virtual private server, is a cloud-based server that allows you to run applications and services in a secure and isolated environment. By running a GUI-only Monero node in a VPS, you can ensure that your node is always up and running, and that it is secure from external threats.
A GUI-only Monero node is a node that is only accessible through a graphical user interface (GUI). This means that you can access the node from any computer or device with a web browser, without having to install any software. This makes it much easier to manage and monitor your node, as you can access it from anywhere.
When setting up a GUI-only Monero node in a VPS, you will need to choose a VPS provider that offers a secure and reliable environment. You will also need to configure the node to ensure that it is secure and that it is running the latest version of the Monero software. Once the node is set up, you can then access it from any computer or device with a web browser.
When running a GUI-only Monero node in a VPS, you will need to ensure that the node is always up and running. This means that you will need to monitor the node regularly to ensure that it is running properly. You will also need to ensure that the node is secure from external threats, such as hackers or malicious actors.
By running a GUI-only Monero node in a VPS, you can ensure that your node is always up and running, and that it is secure from external threats. This makes it much easier to manage and monitor your node, as you can access it from anywhere.
7 thoughts on “Set Up a Monero Node on a VPS Using Only a GUI”
But why don’t you want to touch a command line? What would be the point of this?
A docker container is basically a merger of the two. Pretty much point and click.
Why not encourage people to run nodes on laptops/desktops/android devices/etc that they already own instead of renting a VPS? Running a node on one’s own devices can be a learning experience that users can use to advance to the command line and a VPS.
If a user doesn’t know the command line from a hole in the ground then there’s a good chance they’re going to be running a insecure VPS or at least opening themselves up to trouble.
I mean, you can write a shell script and then double click it lol
True way is CLI because it is reproducible to learn and teach another person and could be formally documented.
GUI can be used conceptually to show media only, media different that text.
Today, humanity does completely misuse GUI. They create an experience of using GUI that even can’t be formally documented, and if GUI is not intuitive, they can’t transfer their experience to another people.
That’s because virtually all server computers, including VPS, are UNIX-style CLI by default. If something goes wrong all you need is to google for answer and copy-paste it into your server’s command line.
I am a happy person that for years even can’t imagine how Monero GUI looks like.
Only CLI. Only hardcore.
I must confess I’ve not tried installing on a VPS myself but I think a user has in the last year put PiNodeXMR on one.
Whilst not completely cli free I think it achieves the core of what you’re trying to avoid in that it is all run from menus and doesn’t require the user to type any commands. The node is controlled from clicking in a web interface to start/stop preconfigured node modes.
Maybe give it a try and see if it does what you’re looking for.
If it doesn’t maybe you could contribute the tweaks that are required so it does work on a VPS as it may be easier to do that than build what you’re proposing from scratch.
I’ve even made flow charts of how the system installs to try and help with understanding to make contributing easier.
This would be a great thing for the community.
Some providers, such as Vultr, offer installs with Ubuntu + desktop environment+ VNC. You could do something similar with a startup script, but such a VPS would not be cheap.