Easily host files on IPFS
A docker container containing an HTTP gateway and IPFS node to easily host files on IPFS.
You run the docker container with a shared volume for the ipfs storage. If you add files to the volume, they are added to ipfs, pinned and deleted.
The software is packages as a docker container. Pick any of the following options to start the docker container.
Test run with
docker run --volume /srv/ipfs:/ipfs --publish 4000:80 bneijt/ipfs-video-gateway
and visit localhost:4000 to view the front-end.
If you like it, use daemonize and restart to make it more permanent:
docker run --volume /srv/ipfs:/ipfs --publish 4000:80 -d --restart=always bneijt/ipfs-video-gateway
Using cloud-init to provision on server creation
You can use cloud-init to configure a Scaleway server and have everything automatically done.
Copy paste the following cloud-init in the Configure advanced options section of the Scaleway new server form:
#cloud-config packages: - docker.io runcmd: - "docker run --volume /srv/ipfs:/ipfs --publish 80:80 -d --restart=always bneijt/ipfs-video-gateway"
After starting the server, wait for a few minutes for the system to update, install and configure.
The docker container will check to see if there are files in
/ipfs every 10 seconds or so. If there is a directory of file, and none of the files are hidden or end with
.part it will add the files to IPFS and delete the folder.
If you have provisioned a server using cloud-init, you can rsync files to it using:
rsync --progress -r folder_to_add root@ip_of_server:/srv/ipfs/
of if you are running the files locally, use
rsync --progress -r folder_to_add /srv/ipfs/. Remember: files in /srv/ipfs will be deleted after adding them to the ipfs index.
If you have not used
--volume when starting docker, you can upload the files into the container using docker cp
docker ps # to find out the container id docker cp directory container_id:/ipfs
Update files in
src, test using