Host

Offer your storage space on the Sia network.

Download hostd software

Official software, developed by the Sia Foundation.

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hostd

A next-generation Sia host, developed by the Sia Foundation. Built for performance and reliability.

Screenshot of hostd
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Setup guide for hostd

Learn how to become a host and offer storage on the Sia network using hostd.

Third-party software and services, developed by the community.

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hostd metrics Prometheus exporter

Prometheus is a monitoring system for metrics and alerting. The hostd-prometheus-exporter integrates Prometheus with hostd’s extensive metrics.

Screenshot of hostd metrics Prometheus exporter
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hostd metrics Grafana dashboard

Grafana is a widely adopted open source analytics & monitoring solution. Set up a hostd metrics dashboard with the Prometheus exporter and this dashboard file.

Screenshot of hostd metrics Grafana dashboard
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Host Browser

The Sia Central Host Browser lets you explore and filter Sia hosts by a variety of criteria.

hosts.siacentral.com
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Host Troubleshoot Tool

The Sia Central Host Troubleshoot Tool lets you troubleshoot issues with your Sia host.

troubleshoot.siacentral.com
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Third-party hosting software that the Sia Foundation and community would love to see built.

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Benchmarking Tools

With the recent release of hostd, the Sia Foundation would like to see the community get creative and build new benchmarking and scoring tools. Interested in building a benchmarking tool for Sia? Apply for a Grant!

Screenshot of Benchmarking Tools
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Host Monitoring Tools

Running a host requires good stability and uptime, it would be useful to have monitoring tools that track status and alerting tools that send email or SMS notifications when a node goes offline. Interested in building a monitoring tool for hostd? Apply for a Grant!

Screenshot of Host Monitoring Tools

Tutorials on how to get started hosting and how to use Sia with other common software.

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Learn how to offer storage space on the Sia network's storage marketplace

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Setup a new host on Linux

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Setup a new host on macOS

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Setup a new host on Windows

docs.sia.tech

Technical deep-dives from the core team and the ecosystem of developers building technology on top of Sia.

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One Year of us
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Files as Capabilities in us
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Sia 101

Learn how the Sia protocol works to power redundant, decentralized, data storage.