How to run a TON node

How to run a TON Full Node: Easy way

By NOWNodes | NOWNodes | 6 May 2024

  1. If you are looking for how to run a TON Full Node without NOWNodes please check official TON documentation 

  2. If you are looking for a more user-friendly and hassle-free way to run a TON Full Node or Blockbook Explorer, you might consider using NOWNodes. We offer a range of services that simplify the process of running a node, allowing you to focus on your core objectives without worrying about technical complexities.

First of all, you can obtain access to the TON Ecosystem via using your personal API key for TON here, which you need to create in your profile page.

  • The first step is to Sign up for your personal account by simply using your email address. The email address is the only thing you need to use the NOWNodes service.
  • Then you will see all the available pricing options. You can choose the free tariff plan to access and test the TON with ease. If you have a major project then you can choose any of the paid plans, according to your needs.
  • (This step only applies to free tariff plans). On the free tariff plan, you will be asked to choose 5 blockchain networks, which you are willing to use. Choose a TON network of the 99+ available blockchains.
  • Then you need to navigate to the “DASHBOARD’’ in your account and scroll down the page. There you will see the button “ADD NEW KEY”. Just push the button and your API key will be ready to use.

Voila, everything is done. The only thing left is to integrate your Full TON Node access into your platform. Whether you are a developer, a business, or an individual, NOWNodes Web 3 SaaS provides you with a convenient solution for running a TON node.

Once you gain access to your API key, all that’s left for you to do is head over to our official documentation, where you may get all of the commands required to establish a connection.


Is Ubuntu 20.04, 22.04, or Debian 11 also required to work with TON?

No, but these are the recommended operating systems that have been tested for compatibility.

How do you synchronize a new node with the existing TON blockchain?

The synchronization of a new node occurs automatically upon the first launch of the node software. The synchronization process continues until your node has obtained a complete and up-to-date copy of the blockchain. Connecting through NOWNodes speeds up this process.

How can you ensure that your TON node always operates on the latest version of the software?

When using NOWNodes, updates necessary for operation are implemented by our team on your behalf. Otherwise, it is necessary to regularly check for updates in the official TON repositories or on the project’s GitHub page. Regular maintenance and updating are crucial for ensuring compatibility with network changes and improvements, as well as for addressing any security vulnerabilities.

Is it necessary to arrange for backup of TON node data to prevent information loss in case of a failure?

Yes, we recommend taking precautions, and this additional service is available at NOWNodes. Otherwise, you should set up automatic backups of the entire node data directory, as well as the operating system state. The directory includes blockchain data, configuration files, and information about its state. Also, ensure that regular testing of the integrity of backups and recovery procedures is arranged.

What additional benefits of using NOWNodes for accessing RPC Nodes?

We offer a reliable and secure service, provide our users with 24/7 technical support, and are committed to maintaining high service quality standards. 99+ blockchain networks are available for use through API requests within a single tariff plan. With NOWNodes, you can focus on the main aspects of your business while we handle the technical routine of node management for you.

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