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There's a pretty easy way to check if your host is working. Using siac (or the terminal plugin in the UI), run the command 'host -v', which will display statistics like the following:
General Info: Estimated Competitive Price: 3.836 KS Host Internal Settings: acceptingcontracts: Yes maxduration: 14 Weeks maxdownloadbatchsize: 17.83 MB maxrevisebatchsize: 17.83 MB netaddress: 184.108.40.206:9982 (manually specified) windowsize: 24 Hours collateral: 200 SC / TB / Month collateralbudget: 50 KS maxcollateral: 5 KS Per Contract mincontractprice: 20 SC mindownloadbandwidthprice: 50 SC / TB minstorageprice: 100 SC / TB / Month minuploadbandwidthprice: 10 SC / TB Host Financials: Contract Count: 113 Transaction Fee Compensation: 0 H Potential Fee Compensation: 2.26 KS Transaction Fee Expenses: 0 H Storage Revenue: 0 H Potential Storage Revenue: 36.1 SC Locked Collateral: 1.919 KS Risked Collateral: 72.2 SC Lost Collateral: 0 H Download Revenue: 0 H Potential Download Revenue: 95.61 mS Upload Revenue : 0 H Potential Upload Revenue: 1.575 SC RPC Stats: Error Calls: 4482 Unrecognized Calls: 6 Download Calls: 530 Renew Calls: 39 Revise Calls: 40706 Settings Calls: 48702 FormContract Calls: 665 Storage Folders: Used Capacity % Used Path 156.284 GB 1.0000 TB 15.63 /home/david/hdd/hostFolder1
The 'RPC Stats' list calls that the host has received from over the network. If yo uare a new host, you may only have 'Settings Calls', but if that number is steadily increasing hour by hour, then your hosting is working!