Is there any chance you'd consider installing the open-source R Web framework Shiny server here? It's somewhat complex to install without root access. I'd really like to use it here instead of having to pay for a second account somewhere like Digital Ocean if that's possible. Thanks for consideration!
asked 16 Feb '16, 14:27
There has not been enough demand for Shiny to justify adding it to our default installation and maintaining it. If that changes, we'll certainly consider it.
In the meantime, it looks like someone has recently posted a tutorial for getting Shiny up and running here: Shiny on Webfaction: VPS installing without root
Hope that helps!
answered 16 Feb '16, 19:12
I found the instructions here helpful as well: http://snarglr.com/s/2013/10/shiny-server-on-webfaction.php
What worked for me, roughly:
Then configure using the R-bloggers link as a guide. Important! You have to put the correct port into the server.conf file so it will be correctly forwarded. Get the port from the application control panel.
answered 22 Dec '16, 02:38