Filebase, the leading decentralized storage platform, has always been committed to providing cutting-edge solutions for its users. Today, we are thrilled to announce a significant enhancement to our Dedicated IPFS Gateways. With the introduction of custom domain support, users can now attach their domain names to their dedicated gateways, bolstering their brand consistency and accessibility. In this blog post, we will explore how this feature works and how it empowers users to create a seamless and immersive experience for their audiences.
What is a Dedicated IPFS Gateway?
Before we dive into this exciting new update, let's briefly discuss what a Dedicated IPFS Gateway is. IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) is a distributed protocol designed to create a peer-to-peer method of storing and sharing hypermedia. A Dedicated IPFS Gateway is a specialized component of infrastructure that ensures fast and reliable access to content stored on the IPFS network.
Introducing Custom Domain Support
Custom domain support enables Filebase users to associate their Dedicated IPFS Gateway with a domain name of their choice. Instead of using a default gateway URL provided by Filebase, users can now use their own branded domain, such as
gateway.mydomain.com, to access their IPFS-stored content.
Benefits of Custom Domain Support
- Brand Consistency: By using a custom domain, users can reinforce their brand identity and create a consistent experience across all platforms. It enhances trust and recognition among their audience.
- Improved Accessibility: Custom domains are more user-friendly and easier to remember than complex IPFS gateway URLs. Users can now share content links that reflect their brand, making it easier for others to access their content.
- SEO Benefits: With custom domains, content hosted on IPFS can also benefit from SEO optimizations on search engines. This results in better discoverability and higher search rankings.
Provisioning TLS Certificates for Custom Domains
Security is a top priority at Filebase. When users attach their custom domain to a Dedicated IPFS Gateway, Filebase automatically provisions a TLS (Transport Layer Security) certificate for the domain. TLS encryption ensures that all data transmitted between the user's browser and the gateway remains secure and protected from potential eavesdropping or tampering.
Leveraging the Filebase Content Delivery Network
Filebase operates a robust Content Delivery Network (CDN), also known as the Filebase Edge Network, with strategically located servers across the globe. When a user accesses content through a custom domain on a Dedicated IPFS Gateway, the content is served from the nearest Filebase edge server. This optimizes the delivery speed and minimizes latency, ensuring a smooth and efficient user experience, regardless of their location.
Adding a Custom Domain
Attaching a custom domain to a Dedicated IPFS Gateway is easy. After creating a gateway, navigate to the Gateways page and select the Options menu for a gateway, then select Add Custom Domain.
After selecting this option, a modal dialog will appear. In this dialog, you can input your domain name, and instructions will be generated for you to follow. These instructions will ask you to create a DNS CNAME record. This record should point
your-gateway-name.myfilebase.com. Once the DNS record is created and has propagated, select Add Custom Domain again. Filebase will then verify the DNS record is correct, provision a TLS certificate, and begin hosting your domain.
Filebase's custom domain support for Dedicated IPFS Gateways marks a significant step forward in enabling users to create a branded and accessible content sharing experience. By attaching a custom domain to their gateway, users can enhance their brand consistency, improve accessibility, and leverage the Filebase Edge Network for fast and efficient content delivery.
We are excited to see how our users will utilize this new feature to make their content more engaging and widely accessible. At Filebase, we will continue to innovate and provide the best solutions for our growing community of content creators and developers.
Ready to take your content sharing to the next level? Get started with Filebase and attach your custom domain to your Dedicated IPFS Gateway today!