This readme dashboard contains guides and tutorials made by users, for users. Almost every guide assumes the person reading it is new to Storj and to many principles like networking. For this reason, every section is explained in as much detail as possible.
For those familiar with principles like networking, large portions of each guide can be covered briefly or skipped.
As of 2018, Storj Labs initiated the development of a new iteration (v3) of the storage network to address scalability and increase decentralization. This version is the third major iteration to date since the start of development in 2014. The first release of v3 is expected in Q3-Q4 of 2018. Up-to-date development can be followed here.
During this development phase, we are suspending registrations to the Storj service so that we can serve existing customers without crippling the infrastructure.
This implies that for those that don't already have a Storj account, it will be necessary to wait until registrations are opened again when the new network goes live.
Sign-up to the waitlist is already possible here.
StorjShare is application for people, which wants to share their free space.
Currently it is deprecated together with a v2 network. The network in process of rearchitecting and moving to the v3.
There's no new version or analog of StorjShare is available at the moment.
You need to have already working hardware, such as NAS or PC. Don't buy anything with purpose only for Storj, the ROI will take years.
The v2 has limitations: each node should have at least 2-4GB of RAM, each node must have 1 CPU core, each node can use up to 8TB of disk space.
These limitations are not applied for v3 node. Please, wait for incoming blogs: https://storj.io/blog
At the moment it's nearly impossible for v2. Better to use a public network.
Managing a bridge is a hard work, in the v2 it's complicated and unstable.
We add more information about possibility to run your own v3 when it will be available.
Currently you can run only local test v3 network for development and testing purposes: https://github.com/storj/storj/wiki/Test-network