Self hosting App config help :)

  1. 6 weeks ago

    Giovanni S

    Dec 8 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Los Angeles

    Planning on doing my own hosting of my webapp.

    Do you guys have a tutorial or paper on how to host your webapp on your own servers?

    What do ya'll use? Can you share?

    you need a virtual private server hosting service (5-10€ per month minimum) its separated into linux or windows os.
    if u use a vps u need also a backup service.
    i used WinSCP to copy the files on my "vps", but be careful that the connection is encrypted.
    some links from the docu
    https://docs.xojo.com/UserGuide:Web_App_Deployment_Overview
    https://docs.xojo.com/UserGuide:Deploy_Web_App_to_Linux
    https://docs.xojo.com/UserGuide:Web_App_Deployment_Details
    https://docs.xojo.com/UserGuide:SSL_for_Standalone_Web_Apps

    btw, the first thing i had done for a linux vps is to enable remote desktop via Windows PowerShell + ssh ...

  2. Markus R

    Dec 8 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Answer Europe / Germany
    Edited 6 weeks ago

    you need a virtual private server hosting service (5-10€ per month minimum) its separated into linux or windows os.
    if u use a vps u need also a backup service.
    i used WinSCP to copy the files on my "vps", but be careful that the connection is encrypted.
    some links from the docu
    https://docs.xojo.com/UserGuide:Web_App_Deployment_Overview
    https://docs.xojo.com/UserGuide:Deploy_Web_App_to_Linux
    https://docs.xojo.com/UserGuide:Web_App_Deployment_Details
    https://docs.xojo.com/UserGuide:SSL_for_Standalone_Web_Apps

    btw, the first thing i had done for a linux vps is to enable remote desktop via Windows PowerShell + ssh ...

  3. Michel B

    Dec 8 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro
    Edited 6 weeks ago

    After trying to make my own hosting work, and wasting a lot of time dealing with abstruse documentation for a VPS with no support, I went with 1701 software, now ServerWarp.com which is under Linux, but with good support.

    Phillip Zedalis who owns it is a member of this forum, and that also played a role in my adoption. I have been with him since 2013 and currently have a bit less than 20 domains there.

    I love being able to upload a cgi, and it just works.

    I know he also worked on making standalone more friendly.

    I don't have time to waste trying to be my own host. I rather pay (not so much) to have someone else making sure the server works smoothly, and eventually provide support. As it stands, that solution is less expensive than Cloud, yet more flexible. I am not sure I would be able to host that many domains on Cloud anyway.

  4. Giovanni S

    Dec 8 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Los Angeles

    I have some resources for running our own. but i wanted to run it on xc.

    YOU GUYS ROCK...

    One question tho, is there any security risks?

  5. Anthony C

    Dec 9 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers, Third Party Store, Forum Moderators, MVP GraffitiSuite Developer
    Edited 6 weeks ago

    In addition to the resources above, if you do decide to host yourself, I created this document for my customers that walks through setting up a LetsEncrypt SSL cert for a standalone Xojo web app.

    Those instructions may vary slightly by OS/platform.

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