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Web3, or the distributed web, is a set of technologies that enables hosting of content and web applications in a serverless manner by leveraging distributed systems and consensus protocols.

Cloudflare offers gateways to the IPFS and Ethereum networks to help Web3 developers do what they do best: develop applications without having to worry about running infrastructure.

Benefits

Cloudflare’s Web3 gateways provide HTTP-accessible interfaces to Web3 networks, providing:

  • Ease of access: Access content from Web3 networks without installing or running any special software.
  • Security: Get the protection benefits of Cloudflare’s global Anycast network for enhanced security.
  • Reduced maintenance: Cloudflare — and not your developers — maintains and monitors security, reliability, and performance.
  • Reliability: Cloudflare’s global Anycast network provides a high level of reliability and availability.
  • Performance: With Cloudflare’s edge network of data centers in over 270 cities, content can be cached and served from data centers close to your end users.

Availability

Cloudflare’s Web3 gateways are available to all customers as a paid add-on.

Additional resources

Review the following resources to learn more about Cloudflare’s Web3 gateways:

  • Get started offers a quickstart tutorial for new users.
  • How to provides task guides for common procedures.
  • IPFS Gateway has information specific to Cloudflare’s gateway to the Interplanetary File System (IPFS).
  • Ethereum Gateway has information specific to Cloudflare’s gateway to the Ethereum network.
  • Reference topics contains technical information that apply to all gateway types.