You can choose any VPS you wish to run your smart node or lite node.
Running a smart node or lite node requires a stable internet connection and enough computing resources to run the software. Rather than having to buy a computer and dedicate it to running a node, a node owner can rent a VPS as a computer to use. A good VPS provider can provide up to 100% guaranteed uptime.
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A VPS is a virtual computer that people can rent for a fixed monthly price. A VPS provider takes a large, powerful computer and splits it into smaller less powerful virtual computers. People can customize their computer based on the needs of the node network.
It is often more cost-effective to rent a VPS, rather than spending the money to buy a dedicated machine for each node. Pricing can vary based on provider, but a reputable provider can offer much better uptime than hosting at home. Many providers guarantee 99% uptime, some even as much as 100% uptime. This is because there’s a large infrastructure in place to keep the servers running, even through a power outage. Some node owners may have bad internet connection or inconsistent power, so using a VPS may be the best option for them.