Running a Web Portal

Web Portal Components

Skynet Web Portals consist of all the components needed to operate a publically accessible portal allowing access to the full Skynet ecosystem.

The web portal consists of:

  1. a full Sia node

  2. a full Handshake node

  3. a web-server

  4. a web-app frontend

  5. various scripts for server maintenance

This list will continue to grow as we add functionality to support things like accounts and payment processing.

We're planning on making web portals easier to deploy and operate for technical users. We'd advise against deploying a public web portal yourself unless you have sufficient dev-ops experience and knowledge of local laws and regulations. Most users should access Skynet through a public portal like

Getting Started

To get started, check out the SkynetLabs/skynet-webportal repo on Github. A comprehensive guide for setting up a web portal is available at ./setup-scripts/

Further Reading

Video Overview of Portal Setup by Community Member lukehmcc