This article will guide you through the process of installing Shiny Server on a CentOS 7.
- A VM Running CentOS 7 ( minimal install ).
- A sudo user with log in access.
Step 1: Update the system
sudo yum install epel-release sudo yum update sudo shutdown -r now
After the reboot, log in again as the same sudo user.
Step 2: Install R
sudo yum install R
Step 3: Install a few commonly used R packages, including shiny
sudo su - -c "R -e /"install.packages(c('shiny', 'rmarkdown', 'devtools', 'RJDBC'), repos='http://cran.rstudio.com/')/""
If you need more R packages, you can install them in the same fashion.
Step 4: Install and start Shiny Server
Download and install Shiny Server:
cd wget https://download3.rstudio.org/centos5.9/x86_64/shiny-server-188.8.131.526-rh5-x86_64.rpm sudo yum install --nogpgcheck shiny-server-184.108.40.2066-rh5-x86_64.rpm
Note: The above wget download URL is up to date at the time of writing. You can always confirm the latest URL from the Shiny Server Download Page .
Start Shiny Server:
sudo systemctl start shiny-server sudo systemctl enable shiny-server
Step 5: Modify firewall rules
To allow people to use your Shiny apps, you need to modify firewall rules as below:
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-port=3838/tcp sudo firewall-cmd --reload
Step 6: Access Shiny Server from a browser
Now, you can open the following URL from your browser:
If all goes well, you would see the Shiny Server welcome page. On the right side of this page, you should also see a Shiny app and a Shiny Doc.
That concludes our tutorial. Thank you for reading.
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