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Linux VPS Installation Guide

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Supported Linux distributions

To be fair, there are so many Linux distributions that we have not tested them all. We simply do not know if they all work or if there are any issues. When you are trying a Linux version which is not listed as supported then please contact the support desk. We'd like to know when something new is tried, if it works, and how well.

The following Linux distributions have been tested and are reported to be functional:

  • Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04

  • Arch Linux 2018.10.0

  • Debian 9

  • CentOS 7

Make sure your Linux machine has an external IP-address, internal addresses won't work! It must not look like 192.168.x.x or 10.x.x.x or from 172.16.x.x to 172.31.x.x (f.i. AWS EC2)

Supported Mono versions

To make the HTS platform work on Linux we are using the Mono framework. Since recently Microsoft has taken over the development of Mono and are pushing many updates, some updates work and some updates can give issues.

The versions of Mono have been tested and are reported to be functional:

  • v5.14.0.177

  • v5.18.0.240

  • v5.20.1.19

  • v6.4.0.198

  • v6.6.0.161

  • v6.8.0.123

Mono version 4.x.x and 6.10.x have been known to NOT work with the platform. Please make sure you DO NOT install them.

Should you ever need to downgrade your version of Mono, please follow the steps outlined here:

Only downgrade if necessary or recommended by Support.


Install a version of MONO higher than 5.14.x but lower than 6.8.x.

Pre-installation of the Mono framework

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt install gnupg ca-certificates
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF

You can find details of the repo to be used based on your Linux distribution here.

sudo apt-get install mono-complete mono-vbnc

The installation itself

tar -zxvf linux32.tar.gz

This is how we can start the platform


To confirm it's all working use the command below and HTS should be listed on ports 8090 and 8092.

netstat -tulpn

Having issues? You can also start HTS in debug mode to see details printed directly to the console, like so:

mono-service HTS.exe --debug -l:HTS.lock

If you need to restart the platform, you can use either of these commands:

bash killall mono


kill $(ps ax | grep mono | fgrep -v grep | awk '{ print $1 }')

Ensure that you set the below settings in MainSettings.XML which you can find in /root/HTS/Settings:

<OpenInterfaceOnStartup> to false.

<HostingAdres> to the IP address of the machine that is hosting your platform. Remember it must not look like 192.168.x.x or 10.x.x.x or from 172.16.x.x to 172.31.x.x

Setting Up HTS

You are now ready to enter your license key.

You can now proceed to insert the API key(s) for the exchange(s) that you use.


  • License is invalid error - please contact support‚Äč

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