Be the decentralized cloud.

Storj operates a public network that anyone can join with tens of thousands of nodes in over a hundred countries.

If you have a home NAS, or an extra computer with extra hard drive space and reliable bandwidth, you can earn money when you share that hard drive space and bandwidth with the Storj Network. Setting up a storage node is easy and there’s no upfront cost. Just set it and forget it. Keep your node up, running and online and it will start earning money for you! Read this FAQ to understand how the Commercial Node Program is different than the public node network.

If you have a large amount of extra capacity, typically more than 500TB or capacity located in a data center, explore our Commercial Node Program.
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Sign Up

Use your existing hardware and allocate a portion of your storage and bandwidth for Storj. By operating a Node you’ll be a part of making data more private and secure, giving ownership of data back to the people.


Store Data

Small pieces of encrypted data from Storj will be stored at random on your Node. Once your Node is set up, all you need to do is make sure your Node is online and running properly—we’ll do the rest.


Get Paid

After your Node is set up and verified, you’ll be compensated for the storage and bandwidth you provide for Storj. Instead of operating a costly data center, we pay you for the resources used by Storj on your device.

Put your extra disk space to work.

As the amount of data on the network continues to grow, so will the amount of data stored and accessed on each Node, which also means your earnings will increase.

Once your Node is verified after a vetting period, you’ll start being compensated for the storage and bandwidth you provide. Every month you meet the requirements, you’ll be paid in STORJ Token.

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Average Payout Per Month*

  • Egress Bandwidth $2/TB
  • Repair Egress Bandwidth $2/TB
  • Disk Space $1.50/TB
  • Audit Bandwidth $2/TB

Make Decentralization Possible

We don’t own or operate a single data center. Instead, we take advantage of our massive global network of Storage Nodes made by people like you who contribute their extra resources.

Active Nodes
3.2 PB
1.1 Million
Object Pieces
1.7 Billion

Ready to host a Node? Check your specs.

To host a Node, your hardware and bandwidth will need to meet a few requirements:
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Visit the Node documentation for detailed guides and Node stetup instructions.
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Check our forum to ask questions and find resources for common, and not-so-common questions.
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