Quick Start

Last updated: May 19th, 2021
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Introduction

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Hello! If this is your first time using CentroNodes, welcome! If not, welcome back! CentroNodes is a 100% free hosting service that offers many servers such as Minecraft (Java, Bedrock), Proxies, NGIN, Discord Bots, and much more! That's right, for free. You might be saying "that's definitely a scam", but that's not the case. In return for you AFKing (viewing our earning page) you get free hosting, resources, and can join our weekly giveaways.

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Useful Tip:

You can view our website here to join for free today.

How is CentroNodes free?

CentroNodes makes its money mostly from Googles Adsense, Arc.io, and Join4Rewards. The Ads you see on our pages are from Adsense. The little diamond icon on the bottom left of your screen is Arc.io.

How does Arc.io work?

Arc.io not only speeds up our website but also allows us to obtain another source of income. Arc.io will store our website in your memory and instead of users contacting our server for the content, it will request it from the closest person on our website. We make VERY LITTLE from this CDN network. Arc.io uses one's computer memory and we make the proceeds. This is safe and provides a smoother experience without any distractions.

Can I opt out?

Yes, you can opt out by clicking the little diamond icon on the bottom left of your screen. But we highly suggest you don't, it really helps us pay for our services, without it we would be nothing.

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Client Arena

Information

In the client area user can create and destroy server, earn coins, use our shop system, and more.

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Dashboard

The dashboard can be seen in the image above, this is the first page a user will see upon log-in. The dashboard is used to display information on users' resources, limits, and currently created servers. To create a server, please read This section.

Link To Client Panel
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Panel Login

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After you created your servers, you will need to manage them. Clicking this option will display a window with log-in information and a link to our server panel. Our server panel used Pterodactyl Software, click here to learn more about the panel.

Shop

If you need more resources such as ram, disk, ports, or need to update your renewal, the shop has it all. Everything in the shop uses Centro Coins which is earned through our Earn Coins page. More information on the shop system can be found here. More information on the coin system can be found here.

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Redeem

If you received a code, this is where you enter it to unlock your prizes. Simple as that!

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Earn Coins

This is one of the most important and most used pages. A user will need to have this page open in another tab to earn Centro Coins. This type of page is called an "AFK Page" which stands for away from the keyboard, there is no need for you to do anything on the page other than have it open to earn. To learn more information our this page and Centro Codes, click here.

Giveaways

This system has been changed, plese view this section on how our giveaways work.

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Vacation Mode

This is a very dangerous option, only enable if you know what you're doing. This option will suspend your server until you come back from vacation. This is so you can bypass the renewal system if you can't earn any coins during your cycle. Learn more about this system here.

Expiration

This option will display a count down timer. When it hits 0 you will need to have your renewal purchased in the shop or the server will be destroyed. Learn more about this here.

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Panel Arena


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Link To Server Panel

Console

The Console is what it seems! You will be able to type commands and see the output from the server as if it was a Linux machine, click here to learn more about installation commands.

File Manager

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File manager is where you can upload, modify, and remove your files, zips, backups, and more.

Quick Tip!

If you upload this file to your file manager and restart your server, it will automatically create a .zip backup.

Warning

If the file your uploading is more then 100MB, then you will be required to use SFTP (a method of uploading files)! We suggest using FileZilla

Databases

Currently, databases are still being worked out, and you may expreince problems, if you need help join our discord.

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Users

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If others need access to your server, you can add a user by choosing from the list of permission. Then enter in their email and choose "Invite User".

Warning

The users your adding must be sign-up on CentroNodes to invite them! Make sure you enter their discord accounts email address.

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Startup

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These settings allow you to change the start-up commands of your server. We don't recommend you touch these much.

Quick Tip!

If you copy "adopt@1.8.0-275" and paste it in for your java version startup setting, you won't be required to set the version upon each restart!

Settings

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The settings don't need to be touched much. It displays useful information such as the SFTP login information and server ID.

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Installations

Many of our new users ask how to install many types of services onto there servers. Our muli-egg script created by ExoticalCat makes the installation of your favorite services easier than ever. Follow the below documentation and videos on how to install the top used services at CentroNodes. If any user finds content here is outdated, you will be rewarded with Centro Coins!

Minercaft (Java)

The first step in installing your minecraft server is getting to the right page. Please head over to the Centronodes Server Panel Page. Next click "Start" to start your server.

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Click in the white box and type the following commands into the command line to install. In our case, we are going to install Minecraft server java edition (any version) using paper MC (allowed unlimited plugins.) Do this by Typing "1" into the command line and pressing enter on your keyword.


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Next, you will be able to choose your Minecraft version, please type any of the following versions it displays that you are looking to install. In this case, we are going to install the latest version 1.16.5. You can do this by Typing "1.16.5" into the command line and pressing enter on your keyword.


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Next, you will be able to choose your Minecraft java version, please type any of the following versions it displays that you are looking to install. In this case, we are going to install the latest version. You can do this by Typing "latest" into the command line and pressing enter on your keyword.


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That's it you all done! Your server will begin to install and start! Remember to set the eula.txt found in the File Manger Tab to "true" to accept Minercfts Terms. Your server won't start unless you set this value to "true". After doing do so, once again click the "start" button to start your server and join! Don't know how to join your server? The IP address can be found in your panel in the top left. View the first image here for an example. In this case, the IP would be "de1.centronodes.com:25254". (Yours will be different)

Quick Tip!

If you copy "adopt@1.8.0-275" and paste it in for your java version startup setting, you won't be required to set the version upon each restart!


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Minercaft (Java) Install Videos

Centro Coin System

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How it works

The coin system is the core of how we operate, in return for users watching ads, joining servers, and winning giveaways a user will receive coins. These coins can be used to upgrade your server's resources, pay for your renewal, join giveaways, place ads, and more coming soon.

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How To Obtain Coins


AFK Earning

You can go to the "Earn Coins" Page found in the client panel here and AFK (Do nothing). When you have enough coins, head on over to the shop to use your coins and buy resources! Currently users will obtain 1 coin every 5 minutes with having the "Earn Coin" page/tab open.

Quick Tip!

After a while, you'll be timed out and will have to log in to the page again. You can refresh the page once in a while to prevent this.

Warning

RDPS and Mobile devices currently don't work! Mobile app is under development!

Join For Resources

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In the join-4-resources channel (Found in our discord, link below), If you join any server posted in this channel you will be given some free extra resources! This is usually an extra 512mb of ram and 1gb of space for each server you join!

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Quick Tip!

If you don't see the resources updated in your account, please just log in then log out.

Warning

Make sure to not leave the servers, as your resources will be auto removed!

Giveaways

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Go to the giveaways channel (Found in our discord, link below), and see if there is an active giveaway. If there is one, simply type >join in the bot commands channel! This channel will have information on all that you can win! If often we giveaway free resources, and one top prize!

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Quick Tip!

Use the comamnd >join to join a giveaway and >giveaway to view the current status of the running giveaway!

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Renewal System/Vacation Mode


Every two weeks you will be required to manually purchase the 75 Centro coin renew an item in the shop every two weeks! (Found in the image below) This renewal item counts for ALL your servers! You only need one, every two weeks! No! This is not real money! This is Centro Coins!

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Quick Tip!

This renewal item counts for ALL your servers! You only need one, every two weeks!

The to-pay-reminders channel will @ your username 3 days before, 2 days before, and the day of if you haven't paid your renew as a reminder.

If you don't pay the renewal your server will be automatically destroyed two weeks after creation.

Vacation Mode

If for some reason you can't pay the 75 Centro coin to renew because you can't AFK, you can click vacation mode in the client panel to bypass the renew. WARNING, doing this will SUSPEND your server from use for two weeks. This mode is only supposed to be used if your going on vacation and can't AFK to renew. If you ask us to remove your vacation mode before the time is up, WE WILL NOT, don't ask. Advertisement


Why Did We Do This

This system was put in place as a way to free up resources on our node from an in-active user and help pay for the node itself. This fixed the issue of users not watching ads after they collected all the resources they need. This was an issue because users stopped watching ads, used lots of resources, and we would never make any ad revenue from that user again. Hence making it close to impossible to pay for a node.

We made the price 75 Centro Coins be fair. It's cheap and takes less than 7 hours on the AFK page to obtain. In one day a user can obtain 288 coins total as its 1 coin per 5 minutes.

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Expiration Date Tab

Choosing the expiration date in the tab menu will display the remaining time you have until you have to buy your renew item. If you don't have a renewal item it will display that you still haven't paid for renewal. If you have paid it will say you have paid, THIS WILL STILL SHOW THE TIMER.

Why is this?

If you paid and the time is still counting down to 0 DON'T WORRY! This is how the system works. When the timer hits 0 it checks to see if you have the renewal item, if you do the server will stay untouched and the time will be set back to 14 days (2 weeks) for your next renewal cycle. If you don't have the renewal item when it hits 0 your server will be destroyed.

Warning

If your sharing a server with someone, the owner of the server must have the renewal item!

Shop System


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You can use your Centro Coins to upgrade your services resouces! You can buy items such as ram, disk space, slots and more. Use the table below for more inforamton on each item in the shop. Nothing cost money!

Resource Table (Pirce in Centro Coins)
Ram Cores Servers Disk Space Extra Port Renewal CentroPass
Price 500 1500 400 300 250 75 Null
Amount 1000MB 0.5GHz 1 Slot 1GB 1 Port Two Weeks 1 Pass (3 Months)

Troubleshooting


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Our service is only a few months old, there are times where issues appear. Please make sure to report any issues you encounter in our Discord. Below is a list of common error what they mean, and how to fix them.

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Error: {"errors":[{"code":"NoViableNodeException","status":"400","detail":"No nodes satisfying the requirements specified for automatic deployment could be found."}]

This means either our node is full or there are no more ports available. if you type >slots in our discord it will provide you with information on when the next slots will be made available.


Error: {"errors":[{"code":"NoViableNodeException","status":"422","detail":"No nodes satisfying the requirements specified for automatic deployment could be found."}]

We are not too sure why this issue happens, for about 10% of users our system fails to assign the new users with a panel account. The good news is this can be fixed! Please Open a ticket in our discord to get these issues resolved! #ticket-support

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Can't Connect To My NGIX Website!?!

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Start by identifying your node, you can do this by going to your panel then by going to your settings tab and looking under where it says "node". If it says: "de1" your numerical ip address is "157.90.208.245" and if your node says: "fi1" your numerical ip address is "135.181.223.221" if it says anything else under the "node:" You can visit this site to find the ip by pasting in the node without the :port part. EX (fi1.centronoders.ocm)

Now that you know what your numerical ip address is (Store this for later use), you need to find your port! Open another tab/instance and navigate to the Network tab on your panel. Find where is says "port", These will be 5 digit numbers. Copy your port and past it to the end of your ip address (Found Earlier Above). Make sure to add a colon ":" between the ip and port. For example, It may look like this "157.90.208.245:25565"

Congrats, your all done! Press enter and you should see a page with a white background!

Cant Upload Or Unarchive Files!?!

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This sometimes happens if the file size is large and compressed with an unrecognized zip format. To safely transfer your files to your server, you will need to SFTP (Secure file transfer protocol) into the file system of your server. This is simple to do in a few steps.

First, download and install Filezilla (Link below) Note, the first image is how it looks once opened.

Next you need to find your server's login credentials. You can find this information on the "settings" tab in the server panel. (Seen in image 2)

Next you can connect to the server by copy and pasting your "server address" into the "host" section of FileZilla. Copy and paste your "username" to the "username" field in Filezilla. The password is the same password your using for your server panel. To find this pass click here. The port can be left blank, it will auto-fill.

Lastly, click quickconnect to connect to your server, you will then see all your files as you do in the server panels file manager. You can just drag and drop your folders to the desired folder just as you would in file explore.

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How To Add Resouces


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If you made a server, then bought/won some resources, you may have noticed that the resources you bought aren't applied to your server. To fix this, go to the client panel and follow the instructions below.
Now, click "Edit server" beside the server you want to add resources to. Then fill in the blanks, type in the total amount of resources you have from the homepage as you saw before. Click "Save", and you are now done!

Quick Tip!

Take note of the total amount of resources you have at the top of the client panel