How to Use Pinata.cloud

Modified on: Wed, 25 Aug, 2021 at 7:10 PM

Pinata.cloud is a pinning service that allows users to host files on the IPFS network. For more information about IPFS, please see our explanatory guide. The following is a step-by-step guide about how to upload files to IPFS via Pinata.cloud.


  1. Go to Pinata.cloud and sign-up / sign-in.

  2. Ensure the Pin Manager tab is selected and click Upload.



  1. Then, click Folder and select the folder containing the website files you wish to upload. Your homepage inside your folder will need to be named index.html for IPFS.

  2. When the upload is complete, the IPFS CID (or IPFS hash) will appear under the Pin Manager tab.



Note: Before proceeding, please test the website by inserting the IPFS hash at the end of the following:


https://ipfs.infura.io/ipfs/YOUR IPFS HASH


  1. Click the IPFS hash to copy it to the clipboard. Finally, you may add the IPFS hash to your domain by following step 1 of this guide and clicking Save Changes.


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