IPFS gateways

WebTech Team
IPFS & DWeb
05-12-2023
Basic Concepts
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What is IPFS gateway

The IPFS gateway serves as a bridge between the traditional web and the decentralized infrastructure of IPFS, allowing users to seamlessly retrieve content using familiar HTTP/HTTPS protocols. This key feature democratizes access to IPFS data, making it accessible to users who may not have an IPFS node running locally. Notably, there are public IPFS gateways that provide free and open access to a vast array of content hosted on the IPFS network, fostering a more inclusive and widely accessible decentralized web. Additionally, the landscape includes paid private gateways, offering users enhanced reliability, performance, and potentially additional features for a fee. These private gateways cater to users seeking a premium, dedicated experience, further illustrating the versatility of IPFS gateways in catering to diverse user needs within the expansive realm of the decentralized web.