Running IPFS at Oracle Cloud

How to setup and run IPFS node for free in Oracle Cloud environment. First, you need to register for Oracle Cloud Free Tier. You need credit card and phone number for registration. Finish registration and login to web console. In Oracle Cloud Console create Compute Instance. Select free type E2.1.Micro and Oracle Autonomous Linux image. In free tier we can use up to two virtual machines with 1 GB RAM each and 100GB of disk space shared between these two. [Read More]

Hosting Web site on IPFS

IPFS is one of popular topics for netmag.ml. We decided to go forward and publish our site on IPFS. Lets take a closer look on how is publishing to IPFS done. Advantages of IPFS IPFS is global distributed filesystem. Its main function is to store and distribute static content. Content can be replicated, deduplicated and is identified by secure hash. IPFS can be used for hosting static web sites. Dynamic sites needs to include fragments from servers outside IPFS. [Read More]

IPFS Pinning Services

If you want to have your content stored in IPFS indefinitely, you have to pin it on some IPFS node otherwise it will get deleted after capacity of IPFS node holding it currently is reached. This is similar to seeding a torrent. There has to be somebody who has complete copy of file before other peers can copy and redistribute it. If you do not have own IPFS node there are services which will do pin it and have it available for other IPFS nodes for you. [Read More]

3Speak needs IPFS

I just uploaded my first video to 3Speak video site. It was definitively lesson in patience, but it finally worked. Video got stuck Queued for encoding for few hours (actually slightly over 2). This is improvement from yesterday because I was not even able to finish upload. I understand common video site workflow: user uploads whole video source file and site will re-encode it for lower bitrates. This is standard nowadays and user expects video site working that way. [Read More]