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
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/