I am new to the Stellar world and wanted to set up a node (Stellar Core, Horizon and a Database) for the first time to run as an anchor. However, I couldn't figure it out from the documentation how to do it. There are docker image and exe files but I couldn't make any of them. I don't know how to set up and use the three components i.g. Stellar core, Horizon and a database? For example, how to run them, where to host them, how to access them and how to configure them in Ubuntu/Windows/Cloud? Your responses will be highly appreciated. Thank you

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There are multiple ways of installing stellar-core and stellar-horizon, Docker images, Apt packages (apt-get install), compile from source.

If you have access to a Ubuntu machine running 16.04 you can follow the instructions available https://github.com/stellar/packages/blob/master/README.md, the stellar-quickstart may be of interest to you for a Testnet watcher.

You can also use the docker stellar-quickstart image, documentation is https://hub.docker.com/r/stellar/quickstart/

  • Thank you for your answer and for providing the links. This is exactly my problem as those documentations are not clear to a new user. For example, I don't know how to set up the database and connect it to the Stellar Core or Horizon and also how to set up the stellar core and horizon itself. Sep 13, 2019 at 9:09

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