Installing and running a Cardano node
There are a number of ways to install and run a Cardano node on your machine, although which method you choose will depend on your operating system (see supported platforms), level of technical expertise, and personal preferences.
Building the node using Nix is the recommended method, as this is what IOHK's internal development teams use and is considered the most reliable. A Docker image is also available for your convenience.
For more information on the various installation options including, see the Cardano node installation instructions.