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1 Installing the official Nxt Client on Linux

Here is the guide to installing the Nxt Client on a Linux 64-bit platform. 32-bit installation instructions are very similar; you just might need to download the 32-bit version of Oracle Java 8 instead of the 64-bit one.

You can use this instructions on your Linux VPS as well (but also see our public node installation instructions ).

2 Set up Oracle Java 8

You can skip this step if you already have Oracle Java 8 installed. Otherwise, you can install it via PPA repository doing the following (for Ubuntu/Debian builds):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

3 Install and run the Nxt Client

  1. Change to your home folder and download the latest client (version 1.11.14):
    cd ~
  2. Unzip it:
    cd nxt
  3. Now it's time to start the software. You may start it by executing ./, which you will find in the nxt directory. The server will be active as soon as you see in the window a text similar to this:
    Nxt server 1.11.14 started successfully. This shell window will be running the Nxt server and print all the Nxt log messages, so it needs to stay running!
  4. Open http://localhost:7876/ from a web browser to access the Nxt Client. Please note that, if it's the first time you run Nxt in your machine, the Nxt 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 Nxt Client will show you a progress bar as the blockchain downloads. Now you can visit the instructions to create your Nxt account!
    NxtWallet start small.png
    • NOTE: If you've installed the client on a dedicated server or VPS, you should change "localhost" to your Server/VPS IP.