Always-On Boxes


Please note that Always-On Boxes feature will be disabled on or after May 15th 2024. If you want to keep your box always active, you can consider other free hoisting sites like Firebase , Heroku, etc.

The Always-On feature for boxes is now available for all paid subscribers. This feature enables you to set boxes to always be on, which means they remain active whether you are in the IDE or logged out. The number of Always-On boxes you can have depends on your payment plan.

If your project is archived due to inactivity (usually 30 days since last opened), this process removes it from the active fileserver and can no longer be Always-On.

You can set a box to Always-On from the Project > Settings menu in the IDE or from the Project dashboard.

Enable Always-On

From IDE

To set a box to Always-On from the IDE:

  1. Click the Project tab on the menu and choose Settings.

  2. On the General Settings tab, toggle the Always-On Box setting to On.

  3. Click Save Changes.

From Project dashboard

To set a box to Always-On from Project dashboard:

  1. Click My Projects in the left navigation pane.

  2. Click the Settings icon (gear) for the project you want to enable Always-On.

  3. Under Preferences, toggle the Always-On Box setting to On.

  4. Click Save Changes.

Keep terminal processes running

When you exit your project in the IDE and return to the dashboard, any processes that were started from within a terminal window will terminate. You can prevent processes from terminating using one of the following methods:

  • Append terminal command - Append & to the terminal command that starts your process. You will see output as usual but may need to press the Enter key to get a fresh command prompt. Before closing the terminal window or exiting your project, enter the following command:

    disown -a
  • Install tmux