Web3 – My journey into the Flux Ecosystem – Part 1 Websites

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As an aspiring Data Scientist, Web Developer, GPU Miner and all round futurist. I find the world of Web 3 fascinating. Last year I started my journey mining Flux. Now I have deployed Flux Nodes on my infrastructure at home.

Less than a decade ago, Web3 was only an idea; a term to conceptualize associated technologies whose complete scope and definitions were still evolving.

In this article, and the following articles we’ll take a look at the different use-cases for Flux.

Website Hosting

For me, what Flux is doing is huge. It gives me viable alternatives to the current Web 2 architecture. See the breakdown from the flux team on the reasons why.

Currently my website costs to maintain and develop. Hopefully this will keep it decentralized and reduce cost in the future. Who knows maybe I can even pay for it with node rewards.

“Hosting a website can be likened to renting a space on the web to house your website. The resources of a website such as the images, codes, and other files have to be kept on a server. As long as this server is running, users all around the world can easily access your website through the URL.

“In the Web2 era, to get your website live, all you had to do was simply look up different hosting services on Google, select the one you prefer and you’re in business. However, the working mechanism of web2 hosting had serious loopholes that made it highly susceptible to security issues, malicious attacks, and data thefts–in addition to the risks of fluctuating uptimes. Perhaps the biggest issue with web2-based hosting is again; centralization.”

“The server farms responsible for powering web2 websites are owned, managed, and controlled by third-party entities. Which means in the event of an attack, the site owner can do absolutely nothing. In addition, centralization means users are at the mercy of the hosting provider since the actual servers containing the website data are not independently owned.”

However, Flux offers a better alternative, Blockchain based web-hosting; with this solution, the website runs on decentralized nodes powered by blockchain technology. Since these nodes are totally redundant in nature, Flux provides maximum accessibility and uptime for web applications. Enhanced data security and transparency ensure developers can track your backend metrics and accurate decisions backed by data.

My Aims and Goals

Website hosting is something that is also a keen passion of mine. I run this blog and always like to see what is the art of the possible. In the future I will be seeing if I can deploy a website onto the Flux Ecosystem.

If you would like to learn more about web development, check out this book.

Having a viable option away from Cloudflare and the various providers will most likely reduce cost to host and decentralize my website.

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Source and Credit: Flux Official

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