How to Mining Monero Cryptocurrency On Your VPS?

Minig Monero cryptocurrency xmrig

In this lab, we will try mining Monero, the de-centralizing cryptocurrency on our Ubuntu 20.04LTS VPS, CPU mining, using XMRig, the open-source miner.

We will start by:

  • Update Our Ubuntu VPS/Server
  • Building and Install The XMRig Miner
  • Create Our Monero Cryptocurrency Wallet
  • Configure the miner and start mining Monero

Step1: Update Ubuntu 20.04LTS VPS/Server

If you are not root, switch to the root shell by using sudo -i

# apt update
# apt upgrade

Install Pre-Requested Package

As we will build our crypto mining software from the source, we need to make sure our Ubuntu is ready as a development environment and install the following packages.

Make sure all Linux required headers are ready

# apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r) -y

Make sure all of the Build-Essential development libraries and tools are installed

# apt install build-essential
# apt install git cmake libuv1-dev libssl-dev libhwloc-dev

Step2: Building And Installing XMRig The Cryptocurrency Miner

XMRig is a CPU/GPU miner, but as always VPS resources are limited so we will use XMRing CPU miner mode.

Clone XMRig Project

# git clone

Building XMRing from source

# mkdir xmrig/build && cd xmrig/build
# cmake ..
# make -j$(nproc)

After the building process is completed successfully, you will find the  xmrig  executable miner binary file located at the same directory xmrig/build that we created while building in the above command.

Step3: Creating Our Monero Wallet

We can use MyMonero as our simple Monero cryptocurrency wallet, we will use the web-wallet version, and create a new one by this URL, then press the create a new button, then follow up the wallet creating process.

Now we have our Monero wallet address which we can use to keep Monero.

Monero wallet address


Step4: Configure The XMRig Miner

We can create the XMRig JSON configuration file using the XMRing configuration wizard, start with pressing the + New configuration button

XMRig JSON config wizard

While configuration wizard we will need to Add Pool: we can optionally select the HashVault.Pro and pass our Monero wallet address to it

XMRing Hashvault pool

Now go to the Result tab to get the JSON configuration file contents:

Running XMRig miner

PS: We can less/ignore the donation percentage by going to the Misc tab, then set the value to 1 or delete the donation “donate-level”: 5, the line from the output configuration JSON File.

The output JSON configuration will be

    "autosave": true,
    "donate-level": 5,
    "cpu": true,
    "opencl": false,
    "cuda": false,
    "pools": [
            "url": "",
            "user": "42WMDKmVzrKW5b4rbd9tvHjJr4o6Tr3EA2pE7R8zFHE1d6P7n7HB7wrCZHDUeyauMLhwzpPkBiw6gRWCwgTxFZqAUKkTh7P",
            "keepalive": true,
            "tls": true

Of course, do not forget to replace the Monero wallet address with yours.

Now you can create your JSON Config  config.json  with the above content to pass to the XMRig.

Step5: Start Mining Monero

We can start mining Monero using the XMRig directly, pass the wallet address and the mining pool to the miner as the following

# ./xmrig -o -u 42WMDKmVzrKW5b4rbd9tvHjJr4o6Tr3EA2pE7R8zFHE1d6P7n7HB7wrCZHDUeyauMLhwzpPkBiw6gRWCwgTxFZqAUKkTh7P -k --tls

, or using the above configuration files that we created in the previous step as the following

# ./xmrig -c config.json

To see full XMRig command options please check the URL

Step6: Tracking Our Mining State

As we are involved in the HashVault pool, we can monitor and Track our wallet address live state from the  HashVault Dashboard URL

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