Dedicated Gateways are IPFS gateways specifically designed to enhance access to pinned content across the network by offering faster speeds and increased rate limits. They ensure a more reliable and consistent experience when accessing and serving content on the IPFS network.
Using Dedicated Gateways offers several benefits:
- Improved Speed: Dedicated Gateways provide faster speeds for accessing content on the IPFS network, resulting in quicker loading times and better user experiences.
- Increased Rate Limits: With Dedicated Gateways, you can enjoy higher rate limits, allowing for more efficient content delivery and reduced bottlenecks.
- White-labeling Gateway: Customize and brand your gateway with your own subdomain, allowing for a professional touch to your content delivery.
- Serve Content from Any IPFS Node: You have the flexibility to upload your content on any platform of your choice and effortlessly serve it through your dedicated gateway. There's no need to upload exclusively on Spheron.
Follow these steps to create a Dedicated Gateway:
- Log in to Spheron and switch to "Storage" by selecting Storage from the dropdown on the top right corner.
- Navigate to the Gateways section in the navbar.
- Click "Generate" to create a new gateway.
- Enter a name for your gateway and Click "Create."
You will be able to view your newly created gateway in the All Gateways table.
The All Gateways table provides you with the following information:
- Name: The URL to access your gateway.
- Requests: The number of hits on the gateway.
- Bandwidth: The rate of data transfer across the gateway.
- Created: The date when the gateway was created.
To access content through your Dedicated Gateway, simply follow these steps:
- Obtain the CID (Content Identifier) of the file you wish to view.
- Append the CID to your gateway URL in the following format:
That's it! You can now effortlessly view content using your Dedicated Gateway.