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FastRWeb is a tool that allows any web server that runs PHP to run R scripts. Can we use it on webfaction? If so, how to install it in webfaction?

asked 28 May '14, 07:41

mertnuhoglu
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Everything I have seen suggests that you could run this on our platform, either via a Static/CGI/PHP application or via a Custom Application (listening on port).

According to the documentation, there are two fundamental ways to run FastRWeb: a) using a webserver with a CGI or PHP client, or b) using HTTP server in Rserve 1.7 and up.

The method described under (a) would use a Static/CGI/PHP application and run it with CGI. The method described under (b) would use a Custom Application (listening on port) with the Rserve HTTP Server running on the port assigned to the custom application by the Control Panel.

We haven't created an in-depth guide to installation of FastRWeb, but the Custom Application (listening on port) approach will probably be simpler. It would likely just consist of:

  1. Install R from source
  2. Create a Custom Application (listening on port) assigned to a website
  3. Install Rserve and configure it to listen on the port assigned to the Custom Application

Hope that helps!

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answered 29 May '14, 07:02

ryans ♦♦
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Thank you very much. This is sufficient. I can follow these steps by myself.

(29 May '14, 07:13) mertnuhoglu

Glad to help. If you do encounter any issues or have specific questions, feel free to add them here as comments and we can do our best to provide additional insight.

(29 May '14, 07:15) ryans ♦♦
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