Web3 on some other node?

ytriusytrius Member Posts: 26
I want to write web3 frontend web apps to ethereum and smart contracts, but I dont really want to run a full node myself. Is it possible to connect to an existing node somewhere and use that? or must I have my own full node?


  • o0ragman0oo0ragman0o Member, Moderator Posts: 1,291 mod
    @plorph Just come across your post while reseaching for another. Maybe you can play with the providers example from the web3.js wiki:
    if (typeof web3 !== 'undefined') {
    web3 = new Web3(web3.currentProvider);
    } else {
    // set the provider you want from Web3.providers
    web3 = new Web3(new Web3.providers.HttpProvider("http://localhost:8545"));
  • ytriusytrius Member Posts: 26
    @o0ragman0o So first of all, I'm pretty happy that I can run geth with --rpc and then set the flag --rpccorsdomain "mydomain.net" and it works, luckily geth doesnt run as a full full node... i am not entirely sure what geth is doing to be honest because I thought it runs as a node but it takes much less resources that what a full node should take.

    To my original question, I haven't been able to find available ip:ports for any old ethereum node that I could run my services on. For now I think I'll be using my own geth node which seems to run pretty lite and takes no setup.
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