Can we also use this forum to ask questions for Strawberry Software - Lifeboat?

My client bought it for me. I wanted to ask few things.

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I don’t see why not, while I don’t actually use Lifeboat, it is one of the most impressive Xojo Add-Ons available at the moment. Tim has done great work for it and it gets fantastic reviews.


I’m always happy to answer questions about my tools! :slight_smile:

What can I help you with?


Hi Tim,

I am using IONOS web hosting provider and I use centos.

I successfully upload my xojo without domain name. but I am wondered, how to see if its running? I tried to type the IP: PORT in browser address, but nothing happened. site not found.

should I need to have domain name for this to work?
should I need single exclusive IP address for each xojo web app?

Please help.

Hi Ronaldo,

The way Lifeboat configures a server, everything is handled by name. You may use the server IP address but you must configure it as a “domain” on the Domains & Subdomains view. This way the server knows which web app to route IP address traffic to.

Some things to know about using an IP address instead of a domain name:

  • You aren’t able to issue SSL certificates for an IP address with Let’s Encrypt
  • You can do this for only one web app per IP address

The best way to use Lifeboat with multiple apps on one server is with a domain name. The tutorial video here shows quickly how to set up a domain so that you can create any subdomain within Lifeboat.

Hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any more questions :slight_smile:

Best wishes,
Tim Parnell

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