# Concepts

Welcome to the Concepts section of the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) docs. Here, you can:

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# Learn the basics

  1. What IPFS is and isn't
  2. IPFS and the problems it solves
  3. How IPFS works

# Ideas and theory

# Subsystems and components

# Examples and case studies

# Video overviews

# Further reading

Want a more in-depth look into the decentralized web? Here are a few papers that are useful for understanding IPFS, whether it be understanding the IPFS spec itself or the background for the web, protocols, hashing, and so on. Read the papers →