Cloud hosting

The quickest way to get started is, which is our hosted service for deploying Shiny applications. allows you to easily host applications without having to set up your own server, and has a variety of free and paid plans depending on your use case.

To use, follow these steps:

  1. Install the rsconnect-python package.

    pip install rsconnect-python

    Deploying Shiny Express applications requires version 1.22.0 or later of the rsconnect-python package.

  2. Sign up for a free account

  3. When you log in for the first time, you will be shown a command to run that will configure rsconnect-python with a API token. The command will look something like:

    rsconnect add --account <ACCOUNT> --name <NAME> --token <TOKEN> --secret <SECRET>
  4. Deploy your application by calling rsconnect deploy.

    rsconnect deploy shiny /path/to/app --name <NAME> --title my-app

After following these steps you will be able to manage and share the application on the cloud. Please see the full documentation for more information on how to deploy content to

Hugging Face

Hugging Face is an open-source platform that provides state-of-the-art natural language processing (NLP) tools and models. You can host a variety of applications, including Shiny apps, on Hugging Face using Hugging Face spaces which makes it easy to integrate their hosted models into your Shiny app without having to build everything from scratch. Hugging Face has implemented templated spaces for Shiny applications which will populate all the files you need to get started.