Lesson: Get content through the public ipfs.io gateway
After doing this Lesson you will be able to
- Use the public gateway at ipfs.io to access IPFS content
This process is the same as using any other IPFS gateway -- only the address of the gateway is different: If you're using the hash of a specific snapshot of content, use the path
https://ipfs.io/ipfs/<your-ipfs-hash>. If you're using an IPNS hash to get the latest version of some content, use the path
The IPFS project maintains public IPFS gateways that you can use to access any content from the IPFS network. When sharing HTTP links to IPFS content, people often use ipfs.io addresses but you can use the address of any gateway.
If you want to learn about the many other ways you can use IPFS to access the same content using the same content-addressed link, go to the Tutorial on The Myriad Ways to Access and Distribute IPFS Content.