# Join Mainnet Quick Start

Bootstrap a cosmoshub-4 mainnet node

# Prerequisites

Note: Make sure the Gaia CLI is installed.

# Sync Options

To quickly get started, node operators can choose to sync via State Sync or by downloading a snapshot from Quicksync. State Sync works by replaying larger chunks of application state directly rather than replaying individual blocks or consensus rounds. Quicksync is a service provided courtesy of ChainLayer, and offers historical state of the chain available for download every 24 hours. For more advanced information on setting up a node, see the Sync Options section of the full Joining Mainnet Tutorial