Fleet announced that they are enabling filecoin automatic archiving for all sites and storage created through fleet.
This capability means that fleet users will benefit from another degree of decentralization and permanence of anything they create with the protocol.
Fleet is a service that allows users to host websites, store and deliver files, and develop dapps for distributed networks. By making it easier for everyone (from professional developers to ordinary Internet users) to create applications and store files in a decentralized way, fleet accelerates the application of distributed networks. Using IPFs, fleet allows users to deploy websites without storing anything on their own servers or trusting the existing centralized third-party website hosting services.
Fleek’s support for filecoin archive storage means that users with websites or storage running on IPFs can experience the automatic backup of all information on filecoin together with fleek (at no extra cost).
Fluek provides distributed storage on IPFs to create an infrastructure in which users, rather than centralized entities, control their files, data, and websites. Using IPFs is a key step for fleek to achieve the mission of decentralization, but the architecture still needs at least one layer of centralization. Fleet helps run IPFs nodes, which means that users still need to trust fleet to run nodes correctly to ensure the distributed storage and availability of their websites and files.
The filecoin archive enabled by the fleet team is a step towards the vision of a completely decentralized and trustless architecture. It relies on an open storage network and can be accessed through any interface, rather than company operation and isolated infrastructure.
In the current version of filecoin archive, filecoin will act as a secondary and parallel to the archive layer and run with IPFs. IPFs will continue to support the day-to-day performance of the fleet website, enabling a large number of content operations. Filecoin will now serve as a cold storage solution to ensure the long-term and persistence of any content running on the IPFs of fleet.
When a user uploads a file or starts a website on IPFs, fleek packages the information in batches. These valid files are sent to the filecoin miner, who encapsulates them on the filecoin. The miners generate a “duplicate proof” that the information is stored on the chain.
After that, the filecoin miner must continue to generate “time and space proof” to prove that the valid files are continuously stored on the network to ensure the persistent archive. Users can navigate to their website or store on the fly and see an ID to confirm that it was archived on the filecoin network.
The V1 version archive of filecoin on fleet is just the beginning! Fleek continues to be a market leader in the continuous decentralization of Web3, and we are happy to support the mission of the team through IPFs and now filecoin.