Hosting/Deployment service from cloud9


#1

Hello,

  1. Does cloud9 provide hosting/deployment services for nodejs application?
    I have been using cloud9-io for nodejs app development. I am running node js web server while developing my app. I am wondering, does it provide
    Production quality hosting/deployment service?

  2. If answer to 1) is no, is there a native support in cloud9 to deploy nodejs app to Heroku Platform?

Regards,
Arpit


#2

No. Cloud9 doesn’t have any specially designed tools to facilitate deployment to any platforms, unless using a Google Cloud Platform workspace.

However, in answer to your second question, Cloud9 runs in a fully-featured Ubuntu VM. As such, any tools you can run on your computer will most often work on Cloud9. I’m not super experienced with Heroku, but I believe it is possible to add Heroku as a git remote and then push to it? This would be very easy to do, as git is installed in all workspaces by default.


#3

Thank you.

Does it mean I can install Heroku command line tools on cloud 9 VM?
( we need to have Heroku command line tool installed to deploy to Heroku).

Regards,
Arpit


#4

Yes. Workspaces are simply Ubuntu VMs, and therefore you can treat them as such, and can install whatever you want within the quota.