Node hosting stems mainly from two things. Many developers who start working on a dapp face the challenge of being able to interact with the blockchain that they are developing for.
Weather it’s just being able to make web3 or JSON RPC calls to a local or public node or compiling their Solidity smart contract and deploying it onto the blockchain, in our case this is Ethereum Classic(ETC).
Sure there is options like metamask, which injects web3 into your web/dapp application, but that also requires the user to download a metmask extention for the web browser they are using or a metmask compatible web browser like Brave.
Another solution is just spinning up node software like Geth on your windows machine or linux machine and sycning the blockchain data, but now you’re also responsible for mainting that Node and makeing sure it’s alwayes running or your dapp stops functioning, not the greatest scenario.
With our Node hosting solution we offer you an option #3. Even though not 100% adhering to the practices for decentralization, but it solves the problem of a developer needing to mess with a whole other world of node hosting just to be able to develop and run their dapp.
Put your self in this scenario. You’re a web developer and you’ve just created your first HTML5/CSS website and it looks GREAT on your computer, but now what? Now you need to deploy that website onto a server that’s running web hosting software which will then host your website to the rest of the world. Imagine if every web developer was responsible for trying to setup their own Linux server at best configure teh LAMP stack and then deploy their website, Google search all of a sudden will look very empty.
With Ethernode’s Node hosting solution, we take all that hassle away, just register(currently in beta) a quick user account on our website, login and press the,
Add Node button, and within seconds you will have your own person ETC node ready to rock and receive WEB3 or JSON RPC calls.
Please view our Help section on how to send JSON RPC Calls to your Node.