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ProfitTrailer VPS Setup Guide

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This guide will help you get ProfitTrailer running on a ProfitTrailer VPS.

Please read the Quick Instructions first!

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Accessing Your VPS

Go to the My Account section on ProfitTrailer.com and Login.

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Select VPS from the menu on the left side.
Under Your Active Products/Services select VPS Pro or VPS Basic depending on your subscription.

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NOTE: If you see this screen, it is for starting/stopping/restarting the bot and downloading the log file. If you are setting up the bot and need to access the bot URL, please refer to the ProfitTrailer GUI steps later in this document.

If you are setting up the bot for the first time, continue with all of the following instructions first.

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Configuring ProfitTrailer

On the Manage Product screen select Configure ProfitTrailer from the Actions Menu.

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Fill in all the fields displayed on the following pages. Fields marked with an * must be set.

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Step 1 - Crypto Currency Exchange

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Under Advanced settings you can optionally configure a custom URL to be opened when a coin is clicked on in the Web interface.
By default we will open the exchange up to the default trading page for that coin.
You can read about this option Here.

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Step 2 - ProfitTrailer Configuration


Test Mode is used to enable or disable paper trading when the bot boots up. You can find more information about Test Mode HERE.

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Under Advanced you are able to set some additional optional settings. Click any of the below links to learn more about each setting.

PT Bot Name
Server Port
Trading Log History
Start Trading Delay
GUI Theme
Connection Timeout

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Step 3 - ProfitTrailer GUI

The Default settings in step 3 are what we recommend and what most people use however you can change them if you wish.

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Under Advanced Settings you can configure optional notifications in Telegram and/or Discord.

For further guidance on notifications see our Notifications Guide

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Once the 3 steps are completed your settings will be saved to your bot and the bot will boot up. Back on the Manage Product screen you will find a link to view your bots GUI.

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When you open the GUI for the first time you will be asked to set a password. You will also need to enter your default_api_key to confirm you are the owner.

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If successful you will then be asked to Login.

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Finally you will be presented with the Config Load screen. See Saving/Loading/Editing Configs.

There are two methods for choosing your first configuration: ( –> )

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  • Public - Choose from our database of public configs and copy it to your bot giving it a unique name.
  • Saved - Choose from one of your own configs that you have already created in the past.

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New users should explore other sections of the wiki to learn about the bot. See the sidebar on the left.

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Accessing Files On Your VPS

At the bottom of the Manage Product screen are several buttons.

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File Manager

In order to access the files you will need to know the root password of your VPS. If you have lost or do not know the root password Select the Root Password Button at the bottom of the page to set a new one.

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The root password is an admin level password for your VPS. It needs to contain letters and numbers and be be reasonable length (recommended 8 characters minimum) for your security.

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To access a Linux command line interface use the Serial Console or HTML 5 Serial Console buttons.
To access a file browser select the File Manager Button.

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You will now need to log in to the file manager.

Use your VPS IP address and root password to login.

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After logging in you will see more folders.

From this screen you can view and edit the files on the VPS.

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How to save a change to a file

If you were to open a file such as application.properties or pm2-ProfitTrailer.json and wish to make changes you can do so from the file manager. Click on the file you wish to open and it will be displayed in the browser. ( –> )

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Make any changes you wish and a save icon will appear in the bottom right. Click this icon to save your changes.

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Serial Console

Future info here…

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SSH Session

Future info here…

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Setting up a second Bot

Profit trailer requires a second installation to run each additional bot. You can do this via the file manager or via command line. This guide will focus on the file manager as the linux wiki page covers how to do it via command line.
Full Guide Coming Soon! ( –> )

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In order to set up a second instance on a PT VPS you will need to duplicate your pt installation folder using the file manager or terminal. The configuration wizard will not connect to your second bot so all configuration must then be done by editing the Application Properties file directly.

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Sections of the Linux Guide may assist you in configuring pm2 to run the second instance and you will also need to edit the update script to update multiple bots at once.

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This concludes the ProfitTrailer VPS Setup Guide

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