This app uses code-server, a browser version of VS Code already hosted so there is nothing to setup unless you want to use your own server.
Upload local files and edit them with the code editor.
Preview your HTML pages on the app while editing.
Personalize the editor by installing extensions or run any Linux command with the terminal.
The software used by this app is free and open source, but unfortunately, it cannot run locally on an iOS device for multiple reasons. That's why I decided to create an app that can be easily installed from the App Store without any setup required. It's also possible to use this app for free by using a self hosted instance of code-server.
Many people just host a code-server instance and use it on an iPad with Safari. This is great with an SFTP client or to just edit some code hosted on a remote machine. However, Servediter makes it easier to edit local files. The app allows you to upload and download files in place easily and works well with the Files app or other third party apps. It also supports iPadOS 13 multiple windows and state restoration.
Servediter works well for editing files stored on your iPad or iPhone, but the subscription doesn't give a full server with root access. Don't use it as a full purpose hosting. There isn't any login to use the app because an user and its credentials are randomly generated and only stored in the app. Files will not be erased, but they may not be recoverable if you delete the app from all of your devices.
This application is developed and maintained just by me (Adrian Labbé) and is not affiliated with or endorsed by Microsoft Corporation.