It is recommended to go with Ubuntu or Amazon Linux as your operating system.
Step 2: SSH into the machine.
AutoNode DOES NOT run with root, thus you need to login with a user that is not root.
Most cloud providers (like AWS) give you such an account as the default login. However, if you don't have a user that is not root, follow the procedures below to create one, otherwise you can just skip this part and go to Step 3.
You can choose any username you want. It will ask for a password and a password confirmation. We will also add this user to the sudo group. Please keep track of this password for future use!
sudo useradd -m <your username>
sudo passwd <your username>
sudo adduser <your username> sudo
Now login with the new username you just created.
su - <your username>
If you wish to automatically reset your node during hard resets (the --auto-reset option in step 7) your user (<your username>) must have sudo access without a passphrase. Follow instructions here to set that up.
If you don't want to do that, you can still run AutoNode! Only thing is that on hard resets, you have to do is step 6 and 7 to restart your node.