# Store data on Filecoin

Storing data on Filecoin lets users harness the power of a distributed network and an open market served by thousands of different storage providers or miners.

Looking for a quick start guide?

Storing and retrieving data on the Filecoin network is a bit different to other services or APIs you may have used. That's why we put the Store & retrieve guide together →

# Get started

Users can use the following software solutions to store data on the Filecoin network:

# Apps

The following applications allow you to store data on the Filecoin network with no technical setup:

# Filecoin Node Client

  • Lotus imports data and performs deals on the chain using its daemon and CLI. Lotus users get full control of the deals, the chosen miners, and the wallets used to pay. Make sure you are familiar with Lotus and have it installed and running.

# Digital Preservation

  • Starling uses Lotus to simplify decentralized storage for digital preservationists and archivists.

# Video

# Additional resources

There are additional storage solutions that you should not miss. While they have a focus on developers, some of them have simple CLI interfaces that simplify their usage: