Deploy IPFS Node

How to deploy an IPFS Node?

NOTE: Spheron Compute offers the flexibility to create custom configurations for your instance.

Spheron allows you to deploy a compute instance pre-installed with IPFS, all set up and ready to use on the Akash Network. To deploy an IPFS node:

  1. Click "New Cluster" on the top right corner.
  2. Choose "Compute" to use CPU-based instances for running containers.
  3. Choose your desired Compute Type option under Compute Type.
  4. Select Start from Marketplace App.
  5. Pick IPFS from the marketplace.
  6. Select your preferred Region, if any. If you do not add a region, the container will be deployed in any region for Spot, or in the eu-east region for On Demand. Click here to know more.
  7. Spheron will automatically select the recommended plan for the specific template. If you intend to move forward with the recommended plan, just Click "Deploy" to initiate deployment.
  8. Select the instance plan that suits your needs. You can use the "Create Custom Plan" toggle to create custom plans for your CPU based instance.
  9. Configure Storage (SSD) plan for your instance. Use the "Add Persistent Storage" toggle to add persistent storage for your instance.
  10. You can add advanced configuration if required. Click here to know more.
  11. Click "Deploy" to initiate deployment.

Deploy Your Own

Deploy your own IPFS Node with Spheron:

Deploy with Spheron (opens in a new tab)

Verify Installation

The IPFS Node can be accessed only after the Compute Instance is provisioned. Thus, you need to wait for the installation to complete before you can start using it.

Upload files to IPFS using IPFS WebUI

Use the Connection URL provided by Spheron under Port Policy Info for Port 5001 and append /webui to access the IPFS Web interface.

Access files using IPFS Gateway

Use the Connection URL provided by Spheron under Port Policy Info for Port 8080 and append /ipfs/{cid} to access your file directly from the IPFS network.

For more information, refer to the IPFS docs (opens in a new tab).

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