Server creation

Azure portal, using gallery creation for VM quickcreate quickcreate

Configuring the VM

  1. Get PuTTY
  2. Connect to your VM via the public IP quickcreate
  3. Use the login details in the creation wizard. The password won't look like you're typing
  4. Run sudo apt-get update to get the package repository metadata
  5. Run sudo apt-get install r-base to get R. Will have lots of extra associated packages - select Y when prompted
  6. Follow the installation instructions, using the latest file

Configuring port (away from 3838) and allowing on Azure

  1. Change shiny-server to run on port 80 by amending port in conf file sudo nano /etc/shiny-server/shiny-server.conf
  2. Restart shiny-server to apply port change sudo restart shiny-server
  3. Add port 80 to Azure endpoints for the VM port specify shiny-server first view