Getting Started with Meteor


I started over again and got the demo application to work, so it must be app specific. Any suggestions still welcome, especially around what log files I could look further into…




If my understanding is correct, there seems to be no way to get Meteor to work in Cloud9 without paying $19/ month for premium service. As a new user, I find this frustrating. Cloud9 offers a free service, but then says that oh! your stuff wont work here unless you pay up first. So, as a prospective customer, why should I pay first if I don’t know that Meteor can run on cloud9? I haven’t seen any recent posts or records of anyone getting Meteor to work in cloud9, with or without premium service. Are there any such success stories out there?


There is an issue with the latest version of meteor ( that stops one from redirecting to a new port.

Is there a way of installing a previous version of meteor on cloud 9?


@iain it seems the Meteor team has a release parameter you can pass to their endpoint when you download Meteor. So to specify a certain version, say, you could do:

curl ""  


you should add this step

$ meteor npm install --save babel-runtime

When I try to start the server, I get an error message that this is missing.

Once I add it, everything is golden.



for me,
I needed to do this command
$ meteor npm install --save babel-runtime
in the app directory


Awesome, just updated it and tested myself. Everything is good now, thank you for helping!


Hi Brady, I had set up 5 projects plus my main Meteor one on a new C9 account, and was about to move my day job company onto it for Angular. for 6 devs.

My whole reason for moving to C9 was easy collaboration for the Meteor project, so after I ran into the hassles others have had on this thread, I was sadly about to abandon C9 and move everything back off of it. Totally understand it wasn’t you guys’ fault.

So is the bottom line that everything is still peachy if I just upgrade?


Meteor is still resource intensive, from what I understand, so I’d make sure it will work well for you on Cloud9. I don’t feel comfortable giving it the global stamp of approval so definitely make sure it works for you before diving in head first.

I do feel comfortable giving the stamp of approval for a hello world because I confirmed that as working. But I’m more than aware that a hello world isn’t enough to switch over your company to use Cloud9 so that’s why I want to be cautious about what I guarantee here :slight_smile:

Server Response Delay in Meteor -- 1-3 minutes

Bring back meteor workspaces!!! Don’t give up!!!


Unfortunately, Meteor Workspace were removed due to licensing issues with MongoDB. You can read @timjrobinson’s explanation here:

New user looking for docs and a few other newbie questions