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 a Server” button in the control panel.
You will land on the server-creation page where you can choose the Etherpad image in the InstantApps tab for your Cloud Instance:
Choose the server type and click on the Create a Server button. This action starts your server with Etherpad pre-installed.
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:
Your file will be automatically saved and is stored in your personal cloud instance.
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