I've read Dean Attali's amazing resource(How to get your very own RStudio Server and Shiny Server with DigitalOcean) on setting up shiny server on digital ocean and similar pages for google cloud/AWS and have successfully got it up and running on digital ocean.
Is it possible/reasonably straightforward to do the same for a home machine? Are there any helpful resources for how to do this? I have a 3 year old dell desktop gathering dust with 8gb RAM/256GB SSD that I hoping to use to set up a shiny server so I don't have to worry about monthly costs.
I'm a relatively novice linux user, but I don't mind tinkering and if I ruin the computer in the process...well now I still have a 3 year old dell desktop gathering dust.