The Interplanetary File System (IPFS) is a peer-to-peer (p2p) system for storing and accessing files, websites, applications, and data. IPFS is a solution that is meant to change the way information is shared worldwide.
So how does it work? Well, much of the internet nowadays operates based on centralized servers. If you create a website, you’re most likely running it on a server that you rent from a hosting company. This is fine for most cases, but you heavily rely on the server company. Furthermore, you don’t really control the data, since the server company could erase or modify your data.
IPFS attempts to address the deficiencies of that system through a novel p2p file sharing system. Instead of having one single server, your data can be stored safely in a decentralized way.
Supports a resilient internet.
If someone attacks a regular server you can still get the same content from somewhere else.
Makes it harder to censor content.
Because data stored on IPFS is stored in a decentralized way, it’s much more difficult for third parties to block things.
Safety & security
Since data on IPFS isn’t stored in a single place there is no single point of attack, making it harder to compromise.