setting up a linux vps and installing gunbot v21 from scratch



65% Difficulty rating. This tutorial contains multiple methods for installation using a range of methods. The pure installation of Gunbot on Windows or Mac is much easier and covered in another tutorial.

What this tutorial covers:

The doctor will see you now

Buying your first licence

Take your pick from 4 licences and then choose whether or not you’d rather pay with BTC or PayPal. It’s that easy. 

Do your homework with the Gunbot School

Gunbot  School walkthrough

I’ll show you how to transition from your first Gunthy confirmation email, to accessing the mandatory Gunbot School course where you’ll learn how to set your bot up and connect your first exchange.

Creating your exchange API keys

I’ll explain how to create your first API keys that will allow your new Gunbot and your preferred exchange to communicate with each other. As mentioned in the video at the top of this page, it is essential that you keep these keys private. Encrypt them and keep them safe.

Use my link for $350 free Google Cloud credits

Creating a Google Cloud VPS

From machine selection to location. I’ll walk you over every step needed to ensure you have a working machine that’s powerful enough to run Gunbot.


Creating SSH keys

SSH keys are vital for security and speed when using Google Cloud. As their internal transfer service is very sluggish, utilising an SSH key for connection and uploads will make your life a lot easier.  You’ll also be able to connect from your home computer much faster than using Google’s built in SSH connection. 


Git your Gunthy software

Downloading and installing Gunbot

Learn how to find and download the correct Gunbot core files for your licence type from GitHub.

Don’t leave Tux waiting.

Understanding the Linux CLI (command line interface)

A brief tour of Linux and the types of files you’ll be seeing in this environment. You can read about these files in more detail over at Dr. Gunbot’s Medium blog.

Running into a closed door? Let’s open it.

Opening your Firewall ports

Simply typing your server IP address and port isn’t enough. We need to open the port first to allow connection to Gunbot’s GUI.

Turbo-charge your uploads

Setting up an SFTP connection like CyberDuck

Not only will using an SFTP make your uploads quicker – if you’re new to Linux and can’t remember the `mkdir` `ls` or `cd` command, you’re able to do all of those commands in the comfort of an operating system you’re familiar with.  You should still read my tutorial here, though.