Peer-to-peer web hosting

Peer-to-peer web hosting is using peer-to-peer networking to distribute access to webpages.[1] This is differentiated from the client–server model which involves the distribution of Web data between dedicated web servers and user-end client computers.

P2P web hosting may take the form of P2P web caches ( and content delivery networks like Dijjer and Coral Cache which allow users to hold copies of data from single web pages and distribute the caches with other users for faster access during peak traffic.[2]


Name First release date Anonymous Fast Per file edit rights Per file read rights (((p2p))) Offline compatible[3] FOSS implementation Notes
Freenet 2000 Yes No No No Yes Yes
Osiris 2010 Yes Yes No No Yes No
IPFS 2014 No Yes No No Yes Yes
Maelstrom 2014 No Yes ? ? ? No Project seems suspended since 2015[4]
ZeroNet 2015 Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes DHT
Dat 2013 No Yes ? ? Yes Yes Sites can be viewed in Beaker Browser, or in Firefox using an experimental add-on[5].
Blockstack[6] 2015 Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes Uses the Stacks blockchain v1.

See also


  1. "Peer-To-Peer File Sharing". Active Web Hosting. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  2. "Dijjer". Archived from the original on 29 November 2011.
  3. Can the hosted web site be used (browsed) by the users even if the owner has shut down his node (the computer that hosted it first).
  4. "Maelstrom - The Official BitTorrent Blog".
  5. Macbeth, Sam. "Dat P2P Protocol". Firefox Add-ons. Mozilla. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  6. "Blockstack".
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