There are four types of hosting patterns for Shiny apps: local, dockerized, Shiny Server, and Shiny Server inside Docker. Here is what you need to know if you want to self-host Shiny apps.
I have described a few hosting patterns for Shiny apps in previous posts. It is time to compare these basic patterns. Should you host a local Shiny app on your server? Should you choose Shiny Server or Docker? Why not use both?
There are a couple of factors that you may want to consider when trying to determine which pattern is best for your self-hosting needs. I review these factors to help you make this decision.