Yes! We recommend students first check out our free and open source project code-server in case it meets your needs for remote development. If you need a team solution or support for multiple editors beyond VS Code, we also offer free single-user student licenses for Coder. Fill out this form to request one!
Coder is priced per user on a yearly basis. Once Coder is running you can create as many workspaces as needed for your team. The only limits are the capabilities of your infrastructure.
Coder's self-hosted solution is deployed on your infrastructure: you host the dashboard and your workspaces on your Kubernetes cluster.
We also have a hosted solution now available in limited beta. Our hosted solution still requires you have a Kubernetes cluster for your workspaces, but we host the Coder dashboard for you, reducing the time needed for installation and maintenance. Once you log in to your Coder-hosted dashboard, you'll attach your cluster as a workspace provider. If you're interested in joining the beta, please email [email protected] with details on your use case and team size.
This will vary depending upon the cloud provider you use, whether you run Coder on-premises, the number of dev environments you have running at any given moment, the scale of your Kubernetes cluster, and many other factors. For more information on the requirements to run Coder, see our documentation.
Your purchase of Coder includes the platform, all updates during the duration of your contract, the ability to add one named user per seat purchased, as well as support from Coder. The purchase price does not include the infrastructure required to run the Coder platform.
Coder provides standard support for all paid accounts throughout the duration of the contract. Additional support with reduced response times is also available for an additional fee. During the free trial, users receive limited support through the community Slack channel, the published documentation, and video tutorials.
No. Code-server is an open source project that we maintain that allows individual developers to run VS Code on a remote server accessed through your browser. Coder is our commercial product for enterprises, built on top of code-server. It adds security and productivity features to support software development teams of any size, including the ability to use multiple IDEs and workspaces.
Learn more about our projects and our commitment to the open source community.
code-server: the heart of Coder
code-server is the primary open source project we maintain. It allows developers to use a browser to access remote dev environments running VS Code. Coder builds upon the success of code-server and adds features designed for enterprise teams including support for additional IDEs and advanced security features.