Cloud9 for a quick JATOS server

Written on November 7, 2017

A JATOS user told me about Cloud9 and I thought I should mention it in a blog post.

It’s basically a Linux server that runs in the cloud that you can access via the browser. On top of this it offers a whole web development environment but one can use it just as a bare Ubuntu server. Of course it’s working with JATOS. And they have a free tier.

c9.io screenshot

It’s pretty impressive: You get easy access to the file system, there is shell with root rights, and you can edit your files directly in the browser. You get a domain that ends with .c9users.io but I’m pretty sure one can change to a proper domain if one wants to.

In order to get JATOS running I downloaded the latest release with wget, e.g.

wget https://github.com/JATOS/JATOS/releases/download/v3.1.10/jatos-3.1.10_linux_java.zip

and unzipped it. Cloud9 provides environment variables for IP address and port, $IP and $PORT, and I used them to configurate JATOS’ loader.sh.

c9.io screenshot

That’s it: then JATOS starts as usual with ./loader start.

Written on November 7, 2017 by Kristian Lange (lange.kristian@gmail.com)