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Learn how to install and run code-server.

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Run VS Code on any machine anywhere and access it in the browser.

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Highlights

  • Code on any device with a consistent development environment
  • Use cloud servers to speed up tests, compilations, downloads, and more
  • Preserve battery life when you're on the go; all intensive tasks run on your server

Requirements

See requirements for minimum specs, as well as instructions on how to set up a Google VM on which you can install code-server.

TL;DR: Linux machine with WebSockets enabled, 1 GB RAM, and 2 CPUs

Getting started

There are three ways to get started:

  1. Using the install script, which automates most of the process. The script uses the system package manager if possible.
  2. Manually installing code-server
  3. Using our one-click buttons and guides to deploy code-server to a cloud provider

If you use the install script, you can preview what occurs during the install process:

curl -fsSL https://code-server.dev/install.sh | sh -s -- --dry-run

To install, run:

curl -fsSL https://code-server.dev/install.sh | sh

When done, the install script prints out instructions for running and starting code-server.

We also have an in-depth setup and configuration guide.

We're working on a cloud platform that makes deploying and managing code-server easier. Consider running code-server with the beta flag --link if you don't want to worry about:

  • TLS
  • Authentication
  • Port forwarding
$ code-server --link
Proxying code-server, you can access your IDE at https://example.cdr.co

Questions?

See answers to frequently asked questions.

Want to help?

See Contributing for details.

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