WebFaction
Community site: login faq

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

phpdiva's gravatar image

phpdiva
315
accept rate: 0%


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!

permanent link

answered 16 Feb '16, 19:12

seanf's gravatar image

seanf ♦♦
12.0k21534
accept rate: 37%

I would also like to see support for Shiny.

The tutorial linked above fails with the latest version of R, which requires zlib >1.2.5, is there a way to use a more recent zlib?

(06 Nov '16, 17:00) kent37 kent37's gravatar image

The newer servers have zlib 1.2.7. You can request migration to a newer server the Account menu in the WebFaction control panel.

(06 Nov '16, 21:17) maryh ♦♦ maryh's gravatar image

I found the instructions here helpful as well: http://snarglr.com/s/2013/10/shiny-server-on-webfaction.php

What worked for me, roughly:

  • Install R
  • Create a Node.js application using the control panel
  • Log in via ssh and cd to the directory for the Node app
  • Install shiny server via

git clone https://github.com/rstudio/shiny-server.git npm install -g shiny-server/

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.

HTH...

permanent link

answered 22 Dec '16, 02:38

kent37's gravatar image

kent37
11
accept rate: 0%

Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

By RSS:

Answers

Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:

×8
×3
×1

question asked: 16 Feb '16, 14:27

question was seen: 1,061 times

last updated: 06 Dec, 21:14

WEBFACTION
REACH US
SUPPORT
AFFILIATE PROGRAM
LEGAL
© COPYRIGHT 2003-2017 PARAGON INTERNET GROUP LIMITED
WEBFACTION IS A SERVICE OF PARAGON INTERNET GROUP LIMITED
REGISTERED IN ENGLAND AND WALES 7573953 - VAT REGISTRATION NUMBER 182147021
5TH FLOOR, THE OLD VINYL FACTORY, HAYES, UB3 1HA, UNITED KINGDOM