Hosting and deployment

When it's time to put your Shiny app on the web, you can choose to deploy on your own servers or on our hosting service.

Deploy to the cloud

Host your Shiny apps on the web in minutes with It is easy to use, secure, and scalable. No hardware, installation, or annual purchase contract required. Free and paid options available.

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Deploy on-premises (open source)

Shiny Server

Deploy your Shiny apps and interactive documents on-premises with open source Shiny Server, which offers features such as multiple apps on a single server and deployment of apps behind firewalls.

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Deploy on-premises (commercial)

RStudio Connect

RStudio Connect is our flagship publishing platform for the work your teams create in R. With RStudio Connect, you can share Shiny applications, R Markdown reports, dashboards, plots, and more in one convenient place with push-button publishing from the RStudio IDE. Features include scheduled execution of reports and flexible security policies to bring the power of data science to your entire enterprise.

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What About Shiny Server Pro?

Shiny Server Pro is the commercially licensed analog to Shiny Server Open Source. In addition to the open source features listed above, Shiny Server Pro supports a variety of password authentication schemes and a centralized management console for all your apps. This product lacks the complete feature set that RStudio Connect provides, and notably does not have support for convenient push-button publishing.

See here for a comparison of RStudio's hosting and deployment options for Shiny. If you have any questions about which product is the right fit for you, please email