HTTP downloads files from one computer at a time instead of getting pieces from multiple computers simultaneously. Peer-to-peer IPFS saves big on bandwidth — up to 60% for video — making it possible to efficiently distribute high volumes of data without duplication.
The average lifespan of a web page is 100 days before it's gone forever. It's not good enough for the primary medium of our era to be this fragile. IPFS keeps every version of your files and makes it simple to set up resilient networks for mirroring data.
The Internet has turbocharged innovation by being one of the great equalizers in human history — but increasing consolidation of control threatens that progress. IPFS stays true to the original vision of an open, flat web by delivering technology to make that vision a reality.
IPFS powers the creation of diversely resilient networks that enable persistent availability — with or without Internet backbone connectivity. This means better connectivity for the developing world, during natural disasters, or just when you're on flaky coffee shop wi-fi.
The IPFS Companion browser extension upgrades your favorite web browser to use IPFS, enabling you to open ipfs:// URLs and more.
IPFS Desktop is an easy-to-use app that enables you to run an IPFS node on your computer without having to bother with command-line tools.
Just want to install IPFS from the command line? Here are step-by-step instructions for getting you up and running quickly and easily.
Using IPFS for servers or large datasets? Cluster automatically allocates, replicates, and tracks your data as pinsets across multiple IPFS nodes.
If you build on Go, then the main IPFS implementation is for you. Includes core implementation, daemon server, CLI tooling, and more.
IPFS provides deduplication, high performance, and clustered persistence — enabling you to store the world's information in a way future generations can rely on.
Does your company deliver large amounts of data to users? IPFS provides secure content delivery using a peer-to-peer approach that could save you millions in bandwidth.
If you're working with, distributing, or analyzing large data sets, IPFS can help provide fast performance and decentralized archiving.
High-latency networks are a major barrier of entry to the developing world. IPFS provides resilient access to data, independent of low latency or connectivity to the backbone.
IPFS lets you address large amounts of data and place the immutable, permanent links into blockchain transactions. This timestamps and secures content without having to put the data itself on the chain.
IPFS brings the freedom and independent spirit of the web at full force — and it can help you deliver content while saving considerable cost.