# Installing Filecoin

Filecoin currently has 2 full-node, command-line implementations:

For more ways to install and use Filecoin, including user-friendly graphical interfaces and JavaScript API clients, see Community Resources.

# Before you begin:

We recommend a dedicated computer that can be left running and connected to the network. If you don’t have a dedicated computer for this, you can use a remote server such as Digital Ocean. Here’s a starter configuration we use:

  • Type: Standard
  • CPU Type: Shared CPU
  • vCPUs: 4 vCPUs
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • SSD: 160 GB
  • Transfer: 5 TB

If you plan to mine (sell storage to others), see Testnet Storage Mining for additional hardware specifications.