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# bitmonerod
`bitmonerod` is the daemon software that ships with the Monero tree. It is a console program, and manages the blockchain. While a bitcoin wallet manages both an account and the blockchain, Monero separates these: `bitmonerod` handles the blockchain, and `simplewallet` handles the account.
This guide assumes you have already set up your VPS account and are using SSH to tunnel into the server console.
## Linux, 64-bit (Ubuntu 14.04)
### Make sure that port 18080 is open
`bitmonerod` uses this port to communicate with other nodes on the Monero network.
Example if using `ufw`: `sudo ufw allow 18080`
Example if using `iptables`: `sudo iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 18080 -j ACCEPT`
### Download the current Monero Core binaries
wget https://downloads.getmonero.org/linux64
### Make a directory and extract the files.
mkdir bitmonero
tar -xjvf linux64 -C bitmonero
### Launch the daemon
cd bitmonero
./bitmonerod
### Options:
Show list of all options and settings:
./bitmonerod --help
Launch the daemon as a background process:
./bitmonerod --detach
Monitor the output of `bitmonerod` if running as daemon:
tail -f .bitmonero/bitmonero.log
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