Modes and types

Types

Chainstack supports 2 types of nodes for public chains: elastic node and dedicated node. Elastic nodes are available for all networks by default. To get a dedicated node, you'll have to contact us directly.

Modes

For most of the available public chains, Chainstack supports deploying nodes in the following modes:

  • Full β€” a node that stores full blockchain data. However, it has limitations to how many blocks are available for querying.
  • Archive β€” a node that stores full blockchain data and an archive of historical states, which makes it possible to query any block since the chain genesis.

The following modes are available for on-platform public chains:

ProtocolFullArchiveFull mode querying limits
Ethereumβœ…βœ…Latest 128 blocks
Polygonβœ…βœ…Latest 128 blocks
BNB Smart Chainβœ…βœ…Latest 128 blocks
Avalancheβœ…βœ…Latest 32 blocks of C-Chain
Arbitrumβœ…βœ…Latest 128 blocks
Polygon zkEVMβœ…βŒA full node currently stores the full blockchain data and an archive of historical states starting from the chain genesis.
Optimismβœ…βœ…Latest 128 blocks
NEARβœ…βœ…Latest 5 epochs
Auroraβœ…βœ…Latest 5 epochs
Solanaβœ…βŒUp to the first block available on the node. ~1.5 days worth.
Aptosβœ…βœ…Latest 100,000,000 transactions
Oasis Sapphireβœ…βŒA full node currently stores the full blockchain data and an archive of historical states starting from the chain genesis.
Gnosis Chainβœ…βœ…1,024 MB of historical states. ~10 hours worth of immediately previous blocks.
Cronosβœ…βœ…Latest 100 blocks
Filecoinβœ…βŒ
Fantomβœ…βœ…As Go Opera, the Fantom client, does not have automatic state pruning implemented, there is currently no difference between a full node and an archive node.
Harmonyβœ…βŒLatest 128 blocks
Tezosβœ…βœ…With a full node, you can query any block information or operation but you cannot query the balances or staking rights before the current checkpoint. A checkpoint is automatically done every 4,096 blocks. This means that with a full node, you can only query the balances and staking rights from when the last checkpoint happened until the latest block within the current 4,096 block cycle.
Fuseβœ…βœ…1,024 MB of historical states. ~2 hours worth of immediately previous blocks.