VPS Mining Guide for CPU Altcoins

You can use cheap VPS services (EC2 or DigitalOcean) to mine CPU only altcoins. Here is a quick step-by-step guide how to mine those coins. This example is for DarkCoin [DRK] and DigitalOcean VPS servers.

  1. Create a DigitalOcean account. You can google for latest DigitalOcean promo codes to get rabates for first month.


  2. Create a “droplet” – this will be your VPS server. Recommended for CPU altcoins mining: 1 GB memory, 64-bit Debian 7.0
  3. Log in to your VPS “droplet” using putty (or any other ssh connection tool). Your server’s IP and root password will be included in an email from DigitalOcean.
  4. Download all needed libraries and build CPU coin miner from github source:sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install automake autoconf build-essential bc curl dos2unix fail2ban git havegedsudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libdb++-dev libleveldb-dev libminiupnpc-dev libssl-dev m4 nano unzip vim -y

    git clone https://github.com/ig0tik3d/xcoin-cpuminer

    cd xcoin-cpuminer./autogen.sh

    ./configure CFLAGS=”-O2″


  5. Now your miner is ready. Type ./minerd -help for detailed list of available options.
  6. Start mining CPU altcoin (DarkCoin in this example):

    ./minerd -a X11 -o pool_addres:pool_port -u your_user.worker -p x

  7. Press CTRL-A and D to detach this screen. You will get back to previous console view. To check the current status of your miner type screen -r.

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