Easy to Use

Deploying your Shiny applications could not be easier. You don’t need to own a server or know how to configure a firewall to deploy and manage your applications in the cloud. No hardware, installation, or annual purchase contract required.


Shinyapps.io is secure-by-design. Each Shiny application runs in its own protected environment and access is always SSL encrypted. Standard and Professional plans offer user authentication, preventing anonymous visitors from being able to access your applications. Users are required to authenticate through one of the supported systems which currently include Google, GitHub, or a shinyapps.io account.Click here to read more about authentication.


We bring our IT team so you won’t have to bring yours. Be confident your compute resources will scale effortlessly as your Shiny applications and users increase. You can also tune the performance of your applications by controlling the resources available to them. This includes the ability to run multiple R processes in a given instance, along with the ability to add additional instances to increase your application performance even further. Shinyapps can scale to meet any workload. Click here to read more about scaling and performance tuning.

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Compare RStudio Connect, RStudio Shiny Server Pro and Shinyapps.io

RStudio Connect
Shiny Server Pro
Overview Commercial License (not AGPL)
RStudio Support
Deploy Shiny applications to the Web
Push-button publishing from RStudio IDE
One convenient place to share shiny apps, dashboards, R Markdown reports, and plots
Scheduled updates and distribution of reports
Self-managed content – view and manage what you’ve published or can access Publishers Only
Organize, Search, & Tag Content
Host R functions as REST APIs
Security & Authentication Password protect applications  *
Deploy Shiny applications behind firewalls
Controlled access via SSL and LDAP, Active Directory, Google OAuth, PAM, proxied authentication, or passwords
Tuning & Scaling Scale applications across multiple R processes
Persistent R processes for faster load times
Metrics & Management Performance and resource metrics
Health check endpoint
* For shinyapps.io plans that include authentication, your application users must have a Google, Github or a shinyapps.io account