IPFs easy/one-click deployment on Free-tier hosting platforms?

HI!

I have several use cases for IPFs that have an unusual set of constraints or features:

  • Content Hosts have effectively no technical experience beyond modifying HTML tags
  • Hosts have absolutely no funding for long-term storage nor ability to pay technicians for help
  • Content is static data, often a list of short strings
  • Content belongs to/is intended for the public domain
  • Content may be socially contentious and likely liable to censorship or targeted takedown attacks, while not being illegal nor violating copyright; often associated with marginalized communities
  • There would be substantial, decentralized, disorganized interested consumers in the Content that when finding the content valuable would be eager to “contribute” at the scale of ‘signing a petition’ (enter email addr and click a button)

To serve these use cases, I’d find it extremely useful to be able to one-click deploy an IPFs Node on free-teir hosting spaces and pin the associated IPFs hash there.

For spaces like Heroku, I’d simply write a simple alarm-clock script to ping other free-tier servers to keep them running; timed server sleeping would be no problem and do not need to be considered.

Does a one-click ‘Deploy on Heroku’ or the like button/script exist?

Ideally it’d allow a toggle of gateway/not-gateway.

Would others find this as valuable as I would?

Ps: This is also an example of where being able to pin an arbitrary hash via the node’s web UI, and where having username/password auth into a node’s web UI would be fantastic, although not actually critical.

I have made a container image that makes deploying ipfs to docker or kubernetes a breeze. Please see here: IPFS in Docker with HTTPS

You can configure it to have https, http/s basic auth, or block certain files/urls, and you can still leverage the features of an http server like Caddy to control the usage of your node (rate limiting and ip filtering, etc).

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oh hellllllll yes, thank you so fucking much lol