The Ergo Node is a critical component of Ergo's peer-to-peer network, responsible for hosting and synchronizing a copy of the entire blockchain. This page provides an overview of the Ergo Node, its installation options, and additional resources for developers.
To get an overview of live nodes on the Ergo network, you can visit ergonodes.net.
Should You Install the Node?#
The Ergo Node is a crucial infrastructure piece that developers use to interact with the Ergo blockchain. If you're looking for a place to store your ERG tokens, you can explore the wallets page. Some wallets, such as Satergo, even offer the option to install a full node alongside their wallet application.
If you prefer to install the Ergo Node from scratch, you can refer to the manual install page for detailed instructions. Alternatively, if you want to get started on the testnet, there is a dedicated testnet setup guide available.
For more convenience, Docker provides a streamlined way to install and run the Ergo Node. Refer to the Docker guide for instructions on setting up the node using Docker. Even a Raspberry Pi with a fast SSD attached is sufficient to sync and run a full node.
- Frequently Asked Questions: Find answers to common questions about the Ergo Node.
- Modes of Operation: Learn about the different modes of operation available for the Ergo Node.
- APIs: Explore the APIs provided by the Ergo Node for interacting with the blockchain.
- Explorer & Node Bundles: Access pre-packaged bundles that include an Ergo Node and an explorer for easy setup.
- Ergosphere: Ergosphere is an Umbrel-like solution that simplifies the setup of self-hosted Ergo services. Please note that it is currently in the BETA stage.
- Ergode: Ergode (ergo-node) is an Ergo node implementation in TypeScript, targeting web and native runtimes.
By utilizing the Ergo Node and the available resources, developers can interact with the Ergo blockchain efficiently and explore the full potential of the Ergo ecosystem.