Translations: Getting started/14/en

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Install and run the Ardor Client

You can either execute the unix installer executable compatible with most linux distributions from and follow the instructions. Or you can follow the more generic instructions as explained below:

  1. Change to your home folder and download the latest client (version 2.2.5):
    cd ~
    wget and verify that the signature is correct: gpg --with-fingerprint If you want to test our newest features, such as lightweight contracts, you must select the testnet option during the installation process.
  2. Unzip it:
    cd ardor
  3. Now it's time to start the software. You may start it by executing ./ or nohup ./ & for running the Ardor node in the background, which you will find in the ardor directory. The server will be active as soon as you see in the window a text similar to this:
    Ardor server 2.2.5 started successfully. This shell window will be running the Ardor server and print all the Ardor log messages, so it needs to stay running!
  4. Open http://localhost:27876/ from a web browser to access the Ardor Client. Please note that, if it's the first time you run Ardor in your machine, the Ardor blockchain will need to be downloaded until it is up to date. Depending on the your network connection speed, this may take a few hours. The Ardor Client will show you a progress bar as the blockchain downloads. Now you can visit the click here for instructions to Create a New Ardor Account.
    • NOTE: If you've installed the client on a dedicated server or VPS, you should change "localhost" to your Server/VPS IP.