I’m new to IPFS and I’m trying to get a grasp on the fundamentals. After reading the guides and documentation I still have one question:
If you want to store a file on IPFS, you are essentially storing it on your machine, and allowing it to be accessed across the network. If other people are interested in your file, it will also be stored on their machine.
What if you want to store a file on the network, but not on the machine on which you are running IPFS, so that you can access it later from somewhere else? Is this possible? In this case, is there payment required, such as on platforms like swarm for example?