Can I run live app demos on a free account continuously?


#1

I have been learning Angular 2 with node and express and was hoping to launch one or two demo applications where a manager from a potential job can see a sample of my work.

I have a free account for which I am most grateful to have as a tool to learn.

My questions:

  1. Can we run apps with a free account continuously?
  2. If so how should those apps be deployed and started?
  3. If so where can we find the documentation for doing this?

Thanks,
Brian


#2

To save resources and money so free accounts can be free forever, Cloud9 stops running code after a certain amount of time, but it’s the longest I’ve seen, far longer than many others I’ve heard of.

Cloud9 isn’t a hosting platform, it’s for development only. That said, there are plenty of tools to deploy to production. First, Cloud9 is basically just a server you have control of, making it very realistic to what a real server is like. If you’re asking about starting in development, just create a new Run Configuration, run it, and go to [project-name]-[username].c9users.io, where you can showcase your work.

If you’re looking for documentation, try here: https://docs.c9.io/docs/


#3

Danny,

OK the documentation reinforces the ‘development’ usage for Cloud 9. Not a host provider.
I think that answers my question.
If I want to show a demo I’d simply set up a time for them to view then launch my app and provide them the URL.
That works for me.

Most grateful for that and I thank Cloud 9 for the development environment.

Brian