Docker for Shiny Server
This is a Dockerfile for Shiny Server on Debian "testing" for Shiny Server. It is based on the r-base image.
The official image is available from Docker Hub.
The latest tagged image is
As of January 2017, the Shiny Server log is written to
stdout and can be viewed using
docker logs. The logs for individual apps are in the
/var/log/shiny-server directory, as described in the Shiny Server Administrator's Guide
To run a temporary container with Shiny Server:
docker run --rm -p 3838:3838 whereisaaron/shiny:188.8.131.521
To expose a directory on the host to the container use
-v <host_dir>:<container_dir>. The following command will use one
/srv/shinyapps as the Shiny app directory and
/srv/shinylog as the directory for Shiny app logs. Note that if the directories on the host don't already exist, they will be created automatically.:
docker run --rm -p 3838:3838 \ -v /srv/shinyapps/:/srv/shiny-server/ \ -v /srv/shinylog/:/var/log/shiny-server/ \ whereisaaron/shiny:184.108.40.2061
In a real deployment scenario, you will probably want to run the container in detached mode (
-d) and listening on the host's port 80 (
docker run -d -p 80:3838 \ -v /srv/shinyapps/:/srv/shiny-server/ \ -v /srv/shinylog/:/var/log/shiny-server/ \ whereisaaron/shiny:220.127.116.111
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