What is Filebase?

Filebase is the first S3-compatible object storage platform that allows you to store data in a secure, redundant, and performant manner across multiple decentralized storage networks.
To get started with Filebase, sign-up for a free 5GB account, then check out our Getting Started Guides:
Have a question? The answer can likely be found in our FAQ section:
Decentralized storage offers a different way of thinking about how to store and access your information. Data is distributed across nodes geographically distributed and connected through a peer-to-peer network. This is very different than a traditional cloud model which silos data into regions that are prone to outages.
These nodes store the data using data sharding and erasure-coding. Sharding and erasure coding breaks objects into small pieces called shards, encrypts them, and distributes those shards across these storage nodes.
Each node only has access to a small shard of the stored data at any given time. To retrieve the object these peer-to-peer networks only need a portion of the data’s shards to compose the data for transmission.
Geo-Redundancy is the practice of placing the physical nodes that are part of decentralized networks in a diverse variety of geographic locations. This allows the peer-to-peer networks that connect these nodes to be resilient to catastrophic events such as natural disasters, fires, or infrastructure compromise, ensuring that not all nodes on the network will be destroyed. Data stored on these nodes are stored in shards through erasure coding. When servers on these networks go offline, missing shards are automatically repaired and uploaded to new nodes, without any interruption to you.
When the data redundancy is 100%, Filebase is able to achieve 3x redundancy for every object.
For a deep dive into Geo-Redundancy, see our documentation here.
Filebase manages all aspects of the data storage layer on your behalf and eliminates the complexities associated with storing data on any of the supported networks. Some of these restrictions include minimum file/sector size problems, retention issues, and retrieval delays, and requiring the use of special software or skill sets to use these networks.
Filebase uses a unique and proprietary edge caching technology. If a recently or frequently accessed object is downloaded from our service, there is a high probability that this object will be cached in our edge layer. If data is cached on our edge, you won't be asked to pay for bandwidth consumed.
Filebase is a free-to-use platform for all users. All users can store up to 5GB of data, with a maximum of 1,000 individual files, on the IPFS network with no credit card required.
Filebase offers 3 tiers of paid subscription plans: Starter, Pro, and Business.
These subscription tiers are for the IPFS network and do not include storage on the Sia network. For Sia pricing, please see Sia - Decentralized Storage Plan.
Starter: $20/month
What's included:
Unlimited Files
200 GB Storage
400 GB Bandwidth
1 Dedicated IPFS Gateway
IPFS Pinning Service API
Pin by CID
Extra Storage @ $0.15/GB
Extra Bandwidth @ $0.015/GB
Pro: $100/month
What's included:
Unlimited Files
1,000 GB of Storage
2,000 GB of Bandwidth
3 Dedicated IPFS Gateways
IPFS Pinning Service API
Pin by CID
Extra Storage @ $0.13/GB
Extra Bandwidth @ $0.015/GB
Business: $500/month
What's included:
Unlimited Files
5,000 GB of Storage
10,000 GB of Bandwidth
5 Dedicated IPFS Gateways
IPFS Pinning Service API
Pin by CID
Extra Storage @ $0.12/GB
Extra Bandwidth @ $0.015/GB
Please review our pricing model in more detail here.
Questions about billing? Check out our billing FAQ:
Files uploaded to an IPFS on Filebase are automatically pinned to IPFS and stored with 3x replication across the Filebase infrastructure by default, at no extra cost to you. This means your data is accessible and reliable in the event of a disaster or outage, and won't be affected by the IPFS garbage collection process.
Learn more about IPFS here:
Filebase offers a public IPFS gateway or private dedicated gateways as a paid feature. All content stored on IPFS through Filebase can be accessed through a Filebase gateway with faster response times than accessing the content through any other gateway. This is because the Filebase gateways peer with our IPFS nodes. The Filebase public gateway also peers with the IPFS gateways of other pinning services.
Learn more about Filebase's IPFS service in our IPFS Whitepaper:
Since Filebase is S3-compatible, it works out of the box with S3 API-compatible tools, SDKs, and frameworks. Check out the following sections to see documentation on a variety of different types of configurations and use-cases:
If you have any tools you'd like to use with Filebase but do not see any documentation on, please send us an email at [email protected].
Learn how to use a wide variety of Web3 ecosystems, tools, and workflows by following some of our Web3 tutorials.
Learn about various Web3 concepts through our Deep Dive documentation.
View our long-form technical documentation content in the form of One-Pagers or Whitepapers below.
If you have any questions, please join our Discord server, or send us an email at [email protected]
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