Generally, to access content stored on IPFS, you have to be running an IPFS node. That means downloading dedicated software and allocating local storage space on your computer. Cloudflare’s Distributed Web Gateway makes all of that unnecessary. Cloudflare’s gateway allows you to browse any file stored on the public IPFS network by going to https://cloudflare-ipfs.com/<path-to-content>.
No need to download anything. No need to give up local storage space. It all happens in your browser.
If you have content stored in IPFS that you want to serve from a custom domain name, you can do so in just a few minutes using this gateway. All you need is a domain name you own, access to your DNS records, and the hash of the content stored on IPFS. More in-depth instructions, including how to get your content onto IPFS in the first place, can be found in our developer documentation.
Here are the key steps to take: