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Cloud9 Closes Down, Migrates to AWS: What Users Need to Do Now

As some of you using it may know, in July 2016, Amazon acquired Cloud9, the popular online integrated development environment (IDE) that supports multiple programming languages, like C, C++, PHP, Python, JavaScript with Node.js, and more. It thus became a part of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Long live AWS Cloud9

Due to this acquisition, new users have had to use an ASW account in order to access the Cloud9 service. The service, now known as AWS Cloud9, is the successor to Cloud9 and provides deep integration with AWS. It combines c9.io’s most popular features with new capabilities enabled by AWS. It lets you write, run, and debug your code using only a browser, making it a great tool for coding beginners.

Recently, the company has announced that it will discontinue the ability to create new or to use existing workspaces on c9.io as of June 30, 2019. Moreover, it will discontinue all access on December 31, 2019.

Now, this might seem frightening at first but don’t worry. This only means you need to migrate on AWS Cloud9. To help you out, the company has built migration tooling to enable you to download all your data and to make transitioning your Cloud9 environments to AWS Cloud9 as easy as possible.

Just follow the migration checklist on the c9.io website and you won’t get lost.

AWS Cloud9 is free tier eligible when you’re using an Amazon EC2 instance for an AWS Cloud9 development environment. You can also connect your AWS Cloud9 IDE to an existing Linux server for free.


What happens if I don’t migrate?

Be warned, any accounts not migrated by December 31, 2019, will be deleted and your data will become lost forever. If you have a subscription, the company will issue a refund for at least the unused amount after the deactivation of your c9.io account or the termination of c9.io. Let’s try to avoid that, shall we?. 😉

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Source: Email from provider to users / Crunchbase

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Sead Fadilpasic
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