Welcome to Shiny Server!

If you're seeing this page, that means Shiny Server is installed and running. Congratulations!

What's Next?

Now you're ready to setup Shiny — if you haven't already — and start deploying your Shiny applications.

If you see a Shiny application running on the right side of this page, then Shiny is configured properly on your server and already running an example. Bravo! You can see this application on your server at /sample-apps/hello/.

If you see a gray box or an error message, then there's a bit more work to do to get Shiny running fully. You can continue with the installation instructions or use the Admin Guide for more information. If you're seeing an error message in the panel to the right, you can use it to help diagnose what may be wrong. If you think Shiny is installed and setup properly and things still aren't working, you can look in the Shiny Server log which may have more information about what's wrong. By default, the log is stored in /var/log/shiny-server.log.

If you're really stuck and you've read the relevant sections in the Admin Guide then please ask for help on our RStudio Community forum.


Once you have Shiny working properly (the top application on the right sidebar), you can optionally proceed to setup rmarkdown to enable your server to host Shiny docs using the rmarkdown package.

Once you have rmarkdown installed, the lower example to the right should also be available. Once both examples are running, you're all set to host both Shiny applications and Shiny docs!

All Done?

Once you can see the Shiny application on the right, you're off to the races! You can look at shiny.rstudio.com to take a deeper dive into Shiny or take a look at some of the Shiny Server Quick Start Guides to learn about some of the different things Shiny Server can do.

When you're all setup, you can delete this page and/or the sample applications we installed for you if you don't want them anymore. You can delete this page by running sudo rm /srv/shiny-server/index.html or delete the sample applications by running sudo rm -rf /srv/shiny-server/sample-apps.

When Shiny is properly configured on your server, you'll see a Shiny app above.
With Shiny and rmarkdown installed, you should see a Shiny doc above.