Avian Web Hosting Web3 IPFS Node Hosting
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What We Do
Traditional Web Hosting. Avian Web Hosting provides traditional web hosting, domain name registration and website development. We can point your traditional website to a decentralized website or point your decentralized website to your traditional website. To fully enjoy ‘censor-proof’, ‘immutable’ ‘permanent’ web hosting we publish websites on WEB3 IPFS networks with decentralized domain names like yourdomain.crypto.
Traditional website hosting are implemented from large web-server ‘farms’ or ‘clouds’. No matter what you call them they are just a bunch of web-servers in a large building answering ‘http requests’ from web browsers like the one you are viewing this web page with.
WEB3 is a ‘decentralized’ system of file hosting. Web pages and other internet data, images, videos etc are a part of a large network of IPFS nodes and blockchain hash databases.
Traditional website hosting systems use a network of DNS servers that are very expensive and are usually owned by large corporations. DNS servers contain the ‘addresses’ of all the domain names on the internet. Thus Domain Name Servers. These servers translate the canonical domain names, ie; mydomain.com into a numeric IP address assigned to mydomain.com so the internet routers can find the web pages on mydomain.com when your web browser requests those pages via an ‘http request’. When you type in www.mydomain.com on your web browser a DNS server is contacted by your web browser asking where the actual web page files are located. The routers then route the request to the server hosting mydomain.com and download a copy of the requested web page to your computer which displays the page(s) in your web browser window.
WEB3 utilizes IPFS nodes that are running on hundreds of thousands of personal computers and web-servers all over the world. These nodes contain directories of hash addresses of content published to the IPFS network. The IPFS protocol creates hash addresses from internet content so each address is absolutely unique and cannot be duplicated. Content based addressing instead of location based addressing on the traditional web. As long as there are even one IPFS node running in the entire world the content published on WEB3/IPFS can be displayed or ‘found’. If an internet server on the traditional web goes down, all of the websites disappear until that web-server comes online again. IPFS websites exist on EVERY node in the network. Each node can point your web browser to any of the content on the network at any time.
Traditional website hosting involves thousands of ‘centralized’ servers owned by a few corporations. These huge server ‘farms’, ‘clouds’ are answering millions of requests per minute to each server and downloading millions of copies of web data, web pages to computers utilizing millions of gigabytes of bandwidth on communication lines.
WEB3 is not ‘owned’ by anyone. The IPFS protocol is free to use by anyone to publish internet data, web pages, images, videos etc to the IPFS network where EVERY node in the network knows where the published content is. When you browse for websites on IPFS the network utilizes the node closest to your computer to display the website in your browser. Since the content addressing is unique to each piece of content the WEB3 network does not have to produce millions of copies of data, web pages etc per minute like traditional web servers. WEB3 likely does not use even one-millionth of the bandwidth traditional website hosting use.
Traditional web hosting networks have millions of web browsers asking for copies of the same content over and over with just a few thousand web servers answering those requests.
WEB3 networks are much faster than traditional web networks with millions of web browsers requesting content from millions of nodes so the load balance is ‘balanced’ unlike the traditional web hosting networks that have millions of web browsers requesting content from a few thousand web servers.
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