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Xojo Web Application Deployment on the Cheap

Issue: 12.6 (November/December 2014)
Author: Kevin Cully
Author Bio: Kevin Cully currently is owner of CULLY Technologies, LLC. He leads the Atlanta Xojo Users Group and is an avid Xojo developer on Linux and other Xojo target platforms.
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When you want to publish your Xojo Web Application to the web, you have several great choices. The most obvious is to use the Xojo Cloud Service (http://www.xojo.com/cloud/). Their servers are RackSpace-based servers, optimized for Xojo Web Applications with security and (some) maintenance built-in. Prices begin at $49 per month.

Another option is from 1701 Software (http://www.1701software.com/). They have a wealth of experience in getting Xojo based Web Applications deployed. CubeSQL database support comes standard. Prices start at $15 per month with discounts for paying a year at a time. (Disclaimer: 1701 Software is an xDev advertiser.)

But what if you want to just dip your toes in the water? Or what if you need rock bottom pricing, but still want a cloud-based solution? Today we'll be looking at one such provider (see Figure 1): DigitalOcean (http://digitalocean). Prices start at $5 per month and up. That's $0.007 per hour for the base level hosting.

How to build your Web App for deployment

We're going to build a "Console" application, so in your project make sure to switch the build type from "CGI" to "Stand Alone" from the Xojo IDE / Build Settings / Shared / Deployment Type setting.

You also want to make sure that you have the Xojo IDE / Build Settings / Linux checkbox checked, and the "Xojo Cloud" checkbox un-checked. Now you can build your application and have it deployable to our Digital Ocean droplet.

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