In this guide, we’re going to show you how to mine uPlexa. We’ll be showing it on a Ubuntu VPS, however, you can also follow the same steps on a local installation.
Please note that software versions may change, so this guide might be outdated. The difficulty of mining cryptocurrencies and their prices are always changing, so profitability is never guaranteed.
To get started you will need a VPS running Ubuntu 18 or above. Though, in theory, the steps will work with older version too. When you first run your server, make sure to run the below code to get the latest updates.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
First, you need to create an uPlexa wallet. We used the web-wallet, it is easy to create and use, but it is not the safest option in the long run. If you plan to mine long term we suggest you use an alternative. For the mining we used PoolBUX, there are other alternatives out there, but they seemed the best in our opinion.
For the mining software, uPlexa uses a modified version of XMRig. For starters, you might need a few packages to complete the install. (these might be preinstalled on some versions). Just in case, use the below code to be on the safe side.
apt-get install unzip apt-get install libmicrohttpd-dev
Secondly, install the mining software itself.
mkdir upx_xmrig cd upx_xmrig wget https://github.com/uPlexa/xmrig-upx/releases/download/v0.0.2/xmrig-upx-v0.0.2-Linux-ubuntu18.04.zip unzip xmrig-upx-v0.0.2-Linux-ubuntu18.04.zip cd xmrig-upx-v.0.0.2-Linux-ubuntu18.04 vi config.json
With the last two lines, you start editing the config file. If you need help with this, just check the PoolBUX help section.
If everything went smoothly you can simply start mining with the following command.
Congratulations you are now mining uPlexa!
It’s important to note, that if this is a remote server that you SSH into the machine the process will stop if you close the connection to the server. A handy solution is using tmux. It is easy to use and keeps the processes running in the background until you shut it down.
Just type tmux to start a new session start the mining there and you can exit with pressing ‘Ctrl’+’b’ and then ‘d’. You can safely close the SSH connection to your server, the mining will run inside the tmux session. If you connect next time, you can continue the work if you type ‘tmux attach‘ .
Additional setup steps in case of AWS GPU accelerated servers: (Make sure to check the latest driver version available)
sudo apt-get update -y sudo apt-get upgrade -y linux-aws sudo apt-get install -y gcc make linux-headers-$(uname -r) sudo reboot wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/tesla/410.79/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410.79.run sudo /bin/sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410.79.run sudo reboot
From here on you can continue with installing the UPX version of XMRig on your server.
In short, that’s how you start mining uPlexa. It’s a relatively new coin so time will tell if it will be profitable, but for now, it’s semi-profitable. If you’ve got any questions or problems with the setup, then let us know in the comments.