Need help in creating own shiny server

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#1

Hi All,
I want to create my own shiny server.
I would appreciate if you can share details about it.

Thanks in advance.


#2

If you're just getting started in Shiny, this is a helpful set of tutorials.

If you've got an app that you're now looking to deploy, see more information about deployment options here.


#3

Alex, what's the right way to think of Connect w.r.t Shiny Server Pro. I know connect does much more than Shiny Server Pro, but is it a superset of everything that SSP does? Or are there things one could do with SSP that one cannot do with Connect?


#4

If you are interested in setting up an open source shiny-server, then this blog post by Dean its a great resource, its for doing it on DigitalOcean but you can do it locally or in any other cloud computing service as well.


#5

Hi @jdlong!

There are some pricing differences, but connect features are a superset of SSP features.

Here's a an overview (relatively high level) of the differences.


#6

thank you. That was super helpful.


#7

Thanks a lot for your help.

Actually the issue is, I am able to run my app locally abut when I am trying to publish it, its not working. I am connecting to a SQL database in the app and fetching data from database.
The database is having firewall. So unless I am on VPN network, i won't be able to pass on the firewall.
So I thought of creating own shiny server for university so it will always be on VPN network.
I read about Shiny server open source and Shiny server Pro but I am not sure to how much extent my problem will be solved.
Shiny server open source is not available for Windows or Mac as per my understanding.


#8

You can install them on a docker container (or virtual machine) running on top of Windows or Mac systems, also you can use a cloud computing service (e.g. AWS, DigitalOcean, Google Cloud) and have the instance permanently connected through your VPN