Nicolas Dorier, the creator of BTCPay Server, an open-source Bitcoin (BTC) payment processor server, announced on Tuesday the availability of a web interface for quick and easy installation of the client, with just a few clicks, which includes the configuration of a complete node of Bitcoin (BTC) and LND, a Lightning Network client.
Nicolas Dorier admits that, until now, installing BTCPay client was sluggish and complicated
Until now, BTCPay Server, which allows a business to receive payments in Bitcoin (BTC), was available on the Microsoft Azure platform, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform.
“Since I started using BTCPay in February 2018, assuming the role of a non-technical person, I found the installation process intimidating. I learn quickly, but the fact that a merchant had to use the terminal and a command line was not good user experience. I spent a good amount of time at Reddit trying to explain to merchants the concepts of privacy and resistance to censorship. The only thing I couldn’t discuss was that BTCPay was harder to install and took longer than other options,” admitted Nicolas Doriel.
BTCPay Server to install within minutes thanks to its new interface
The new installation process, Doriel says, only requires downloading the installation Wizard to install BTCPay. Then you need to create an account on LunaNode, which is the platform that hosts the payment processor and copy-paste the Application Programming Interface (API). The speed of BTCPay synchronization depends on the hosting plan chosen by the client. The cheapest plan, of only $8.80 per month, allows the synchronization to complete within four days, tops.
Dorier points out that, along with the installation of the BTCPay, a complete Bitcoin (BTC) node is configured automatically but in a way that is transparent to the user. Also included in the installation of BTCPay is the implementation of Lightning Network, although it is optional.