To help you get started with Codeanywhere as quickly as possible we have put together a list of answers to your most common questions. For even more info check out our forum or contact us.
Creating your Account
First off click the "Sign up" link in the menu above > Fill up the short form to get registered > Check your email for the verification email and then click the verification link sent to you by Codeanywhere.
Now that your account is activated, you can sign in to Codeanywhere with your credentials.
Adding an FTP or SFTP server
To be able to do anything in Codeanywhere you must have a FTP or SFTP where you are going to host your files. To do this you need to setup a connection to your FTP server. Right-Click on FTP Servers > Add FTP Server > and fill out our server information (note - you must enter your password regardless if you choose Save Password or not) and click "Add Server" when you have finished.
If you typed your information correctly you will notice that your server has been added and FTP Servers.
On your left hand side in the Browser click on your server and you will see a folder tree view. Double click on the file you what to edit and it will open up in the editor.
You can also open multiple files at a time and switch between them using the tab feature of Codeanywhere.
File and folder manipulation is done by highlighting the desired object and then right click. This will give you a list of available manipulation options (Rename, Delete, Cut,...), which will offer clicking on the desired option, do the requested manipulation.Be careful though, there is no undo for these actions.
What are Messages?
Messages show up in the Messages window, which is your live log in Codeanywhere; it will post information about your every action in Codeanywhere.
This makes Codeanywhere easier to use, because if something goes wrong, you will find a corresponding explanation in the messages window, of course the same goes with successful actions.
The Messages window is located at bottom of the screen, so you can now easily track everything. Also you can always minimize it if you have no need to keep track.
The User profile settings are located in the top right corner of Codeanywhere, there you will see your email address and by clicking on it you will get a pop up window. In this window you are enabled to change your password, logoff our completely remove your account from Codeanywhere.
Cannot connect to your server?
First off try connecting via SFTP because some providers will not allow you to connect via non secure FTP. Second contact your hosting provider and make sure they allow Codeanywhere.net or Codeanywhere IP ranges through there firewall:
If some of your characters are not showing up correctly it is possible that you have an issue with encoding. As Codeanywhere only supports UTF-8 make sure that your files are first set to UTF-8 then everything will show up correctly.