Misc Options

In this section you can configure CPU priorities (to stop the node from interfering with your computer too much), the Web server, external archivers such as RAR and logging in case you have any problems with the node.

1) CPU Priorities - You can set the various parts of the node to use different CPU priorities. Generally the default settings are fine with the node and you will not gain any improvement by setting various threads at higher CPU priorities. You may wish to lower the priorities to stop the node from interfering with your normal day tasks.

WARNING: do NOT be tempted to set higher process priorities in hope it will crawl faster, it is best to keep CPU intensive parts of the node (such as archiving) below other parts of node.

2) Web server - Included with the node is a web server that will allow you to access the node remotely and make changes to the node's configuration. You don't have to use it if you have no need for it, so if you don't need it then untick the "Enable web server" checkbox and restart the node. It is best to have authentication enabled to stop anyone from coming along and messing up your node settings, so make sure you leave authentication enabled and set a good password that can't be easily guessed. Don't forget to click Apply when adding or changing a password. You can access your web server at anytime by going to your web browser and typing http://localhost:80 or replacing port 80 with which ever port you have set. For security reasons its a good idea to select very high random port that only you know.

3) External Archiver - You can and you really should set your node up to use RAR to achieve even smaller upload sizes but remember you must have a licensed version of RAR in order to do this otherwise it will not work correctly. To set this up, first click "Enable external archiver" and select type as "RAR". Now click browse and find where RAR is installed and select "Rar.exe" (DO NOT USE WinRAR.exe). Click Test to check that it is working correctly, check Hide process window and make sure that the exit code is the same as the picture above. Finally to finish off, set the process priority to Idle or Below Normal to make sure that it doesn't affect you using your computer. That's it, you're now set up to use RAR like the top 10 users do to get amazing daily records.

NB: We are in the process of incorporating 7Zip compression into the node, which is as good as RAR and is open source software so it doesn't require you to buy a copy. This will be implemented soon.

4) Logging - It is recommended that you have logging enabled to help us find out what is causing any problems should you have any with the node. Checking warning logging will log every small error even if it's not important (e.g. URL connection problems, DNS errors, etc..) so you can leave it unchecked if you want. Clear log file on start will clear all the logs when the node is started (although it is recommended that you leave this option unticked in case you have any fatal errors)

5) Minimise to tray on startup - This will minimise the node software to the system tray when Windows is started so that it won't get in your way.

6) Enable automatic restarts - If the node software suffers an error it can't recover from then if this option is enabled it will automatically restart to correct itself and hopefully get back on track. It is a good idea to report these errors to the forum so that we can try and prevent anyone from having further fatal errors. You can go to our forum here. Most likely we already know about these errors, but extra voice never hurts.