How to set up a node?

Simply follow the node setup guide for your desired distribution. This is described on the Lisk Core overview page.

There are four available distributions of Lisk Core which are described below:


The default way to set up Lisk Core. The Application installation is an easy and automated way to set up Lisk Core. This includes almost completed automated update scripts, together with a selection of tools to assist with seamlessly maintaining a Lisk node.

Commander application

Use the Lisk Commander application to conveniently install and manage Lisk Core.

Docker image

Docker image adds support for additional platforms upon which to run a Lisk node. For example, running a Lisk node inside of a Docker image on Windows and connecting it via a custom node on Lisk Desktop to Lisk Core, without the necessity to rent an additional server.

Source code

This is designed for anyone wishing to develop on the Lisk Core codebase. It also comes with an extensive test-suite which is described in the following An installation performed from source code enables a developer to work on the latest codebase for Lisk Core, which may not have been tagged for a release yet.