Basic Concept About IPFS

I am new to this community, this might feel dumb to you :frowning: and i have one question if i have hosted a file do i have to be online all time so that others can download that file if nobody else has hosted it.
thanks :slight_smile:

In short, yes. However, you can, e.g., pay a pinning service (google “ipfs pinning service”). In the future, you’ll be able to use Filecoin to do this.

Over time, I expect that free services will pop up for hosting content as a public service (free artwork/learning material, open source code, etc.). However, I don’t know of any such services at the moment.

Thanks for taking the time and answering my question.