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Written by   1186
7 months ago (Last updated: 5 months ago)

Note: The link to this post is in the footer of every page ("Self-host")

One of the important things that we decided we wanted to have from the start was the ability to download all of your content, just in case read.cash goes out-of-business or the servers are confiscated or something like that.

Now you can do that.

You won't get the exact copy of the articles as you see them here, more like a "bare bones HTML with all classes and some styling" (see below), but at least you get all of your articles and images.

Some dynamic features are obviously non-exportable, like your sponsors block. (Disagree? Propose your ideas in comments)

That should be enough to recover your site in case of a catastrophic failure of read.cash. We do have regular backups, so we are talking more about read.cash closing.

You can take those files, buy the cheapest simplest web hosting, upload the files and be done within a few minutes. After that you can take care of styling and fixing any minor problems.

We recommend you to bookmark this article and download your files at least monthly, if you are an active writer.

You can always find a link to this page in the website's footer.

Why not IPFS? We've looked at IPFS and it turns out that we need to host a node to serve the files, the rest of the nodes will at best cache some files some of the time. That means that if our servers are confiscated... the node is gone, your files are gone. It doesn't make much sense.

If you know more about IPFS than we do and think we misunderstand something here, please let us know in the comments.

What's inside?

Bare bones index.html
Bare bones articles with all the images included in export

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Problems

If you notice any problems with your backup - please let us know in the comments or via hello@read.cash

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Thanks for the info

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1 day ago

It's always best to publish ones own work to avoid copyright. And download those. This is a good idea. This is a great feature for bloggers (especially small ones) that work across multiple platforms. Easy to get stuff on Rwead.cahs and hard to put it on (copy/paste), but the later does stop more rubbish being posted like Uptrennd (95% crap).

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2 months ago

Good feature! I hope read.cash will work wonder.It will not fail

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1 week ago

but what about the copyright ! IF a content is original and author owes the right to publish, then How can we use those articles to publish anywhere. Will it be legal ?

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5 months ago

Download your articles, not "anybody"s. Of course, downloading other people's articles and publishing them is copyright violation.

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5 months ago

Got it ! Thanks for your time.

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5 months ago

You really amazing,it a good idea thou

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2 weeks ago

Woow thank you read. Cash, but if we can suggest that if we want a copy of our articles. Can you make a download button so that if we going to click download it is automatically convert to pdf file? This is only my suggestion. Because if we are doing copy the link only and the website has already hack or shot down. It still we cannot open our articles in this website.

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2 weeks ago

Why does comments don't get any points

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3 weeks ago

I commented 5times today I think but why does I did not get any points?

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3 weeks ago

Did you notice the huge red banner on top that leads to this link? https://read.cash/@Read.Cash/upcoming-changes-to-the-point-system-f7c066c9

cc @Perisic

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3 weeks ago

There are a few different services available to have content hosted and pinned via IPFS for a small monthly fee, and cloudflare recently added IPFS and ETH gateways, so that could be something worth looking in to. The ability to download the HTML source of our full publication is great though!!! Not suggesting that should change lol

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1 month ago

Me too, my comment and other post didn't give a points. Is there a problems?? 😅?

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3 weeks ago

Why does my comment doesn't get any points?

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3 weeks ago

Wow. Thank you very much for sharing this very informative article with us. Now we could download our articles. It is really helpful especially for beginners like me. Keep up and more power read.cash😊😊😊

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3 weeks ago

Wow thank you po dahil ma da download kuna mga articles salamat talaga read cash hehe more improve to come.

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3 weeks ago

The article is good

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3 weeks ago

You are really amazing. Such a good idea .. But we do not want to loss it. Just hope nothing happen like that.

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1 month ago

Commendable.

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1 day ago

Good idea. Thanks for read.cash

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3 weeks ago

The article is good

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6 months ago

I just got a notification about this post , I hope this will never happen anytime soon. Best wishes

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1 month ago

You guys are the best.. I never even thought of this before now.. but knowing this now it's really cool. I just hope nothing really ever happens because you guys are saving lives in my country with your platform

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1 month ago

Thats a handy feature. Definitely will use it to save my work. Thanks

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1 month ago

Well, this is helpful as now got to know about saving my own documents. But hope this may never happen and we can continue here a long time.

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1 month ago

It works! (of course)

Take all my money!!!

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7 months ago

Thanks for testing it!

Though, using peer-to-peer money we can't of course do that. That request is better when directed at govt :)

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7 months ago

Wow, this is a great improvement. Kudos to read.cash team

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1 month ago

What a great idea. You're really amazing read.cash. Hopefully on the near future this site will grow more

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4 weeks ago

Well-done readcash this help alot

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2 months ago

That's a good idea I love this article

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1 month ago

I learnt it. Thanks for sharing

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3 days ago

Nice. Thanks for it.

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1 day ago

Wow this is interesting, am really enjoying my time here

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