This tutorial shows you how to spawn an Etherpad application with a few clicks.
Etherpad is a highly customizable Open Source online editor providing collaborative editing in really real-time.
Before starting, click the “Create Server” button in the control panel.
You will land on the server-creation page where you must input basic information for your server:
After inputting your server basic information, you have to choose a starting application for your server.
On the Applications tab, select Etherpad. The server will be created with a ready to use Etherpad application.
Click the “Create Server” button. This action starts your server. In a few seconds, the Etherpad application will be ready to use.
When your server is running, you can see the server’s IP address in the server list on the control panel. To access your Etherpad, go to
http://YOUR_SERVERS_IP:9001/ (for example: http://22.214.171.124:9001/. Enter this address in your favorite browser and you will land on the the Etherpad start page:
Enter the desired name for your new file and press
Enter. You will be redirected to the Etherpad editor:
You can edit the file as you like and share it with others by passing the link to your file:
http://YOUR_SERVER_IP:9001/p/YOUR_FILE(for example: http://126.96.36.199:9001/p/shoppinglist.
Your file will be automatically saved and is stored in your personal cloud server.
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