The Web Alternatives

    The Web is described as 'The most known form of internet. The world wide web' and is an website in the Online Services category. There are nine alternatives to The Web, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is IPFS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to The Web are ZeroNet (Free, Open Source), Freenet (Free, Open Source), I2P (Free, Open Source) and Beaker browser (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 29, 2021

    1. IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines good ideas from Git, BitTorrent, Kademlia, SFS, and the web. It is like a single bittorrent swarm, exchanging git objects. IPFS provides an interface as simple as the HTTP web, but with permanence built in.
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    2. ZeroNet uses cryptography (Bitcoin library) and BitTorrent DHT (centralized trackers) to build a distributed censorship-resistant network.
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    3. Freenet is free software which lets you anonymously share files, browse and publish "freesites" (web sites accessible only through Freenet) and chat on forums, without fear of censorship.
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    4. The I2P network provides strong privacy protections for communication over the Internet. Many activities that would risk your privacy on the public Internet can be conducted anonymously inside I2P.
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      Beaker is a an experimental peer-to-peer web browser based on Hyper protocol. It's licensed MIT, and supports plugins for adding new protocols and Web APIs.
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      • Electron / Atom Shell
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      Hypercore Protocol is a peer-to-peer data network built on the Hypercore logs. Hypercores are signed, append-only logs. They're like lightweight blockchains without the consensus algorithm.
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      Solid (derived from "social linked data") is a proposed set of conventions and tools for building decentralized Web applications based on Linked Data principles.
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    5. This project was created in order to support a new internet. One that is more open, free, and censorship-resistant in comparison to the old internet.
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      Named Data Networking (NDN) is an architectural realization of the broad Information Centric Networking (ICN) vision that enables communications by named, secured data at the network layer.
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