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Deploy and manage Xojo Web apps on your Linux server

Lifeboat makes it simple to deploy and manage your Xojo Web applications on a Linux server. Connect to a fresh server and Lifeboat will install the components necessary to run and manage Xojo Web apps.

Lifeboat offers many features to save developers time and energy!

  • Designed for Xojo Web 1.0 and 2.0
  • Upload and configure web apps without additional tools
  • Manage multiple web apps on one server
  • Easily configure load balancing
  • Smart staging engine for minimal downtime
  • Install free SSL certificates from Let's Encrypt
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Simplify SSL

Fetch SSL certificates from Let's Encrypt for free

Lifeboat automates the retrieval, installation, and renewal of SSL certificates. With no cost for the developer, certificates are issued by the Let's Encrypt project. Lifeboat schedules regular renewals of all certificates on the server.

Take the headaches out of securing your web app, Lifeboat makes it a simple popup menu.

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Balance the Load

Configure nginx and load balancing with ease

Manage multiple web apps using nginx to connect web addresses to Xojo Web apps running on your server. Set up load balancing by increasing the running instances of your web app. Lifeboat handles the configuration files, port assignments, and system services.

Let Lifeboat oversee your server and take a load off ;-)


Updates Made Easy

Smart upload system keeps downtime at a minimum

Lifeboat is equipped with an efficient upload system that identifies files that have not changed. Framework libraries that have not changed are duplicated on the server instead of being re-uploaded. Once uploaded, the smart staging system is able to Stop 'n' Swop the web app for just seconds of downtime.

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Supported Servers

Operating Systems

CentOS 7
Ubuntu 18.04

Tested Providers

Amazon Lightsail
Digital Ocean

Lifeboat Requirements


10.11 - 10.15


Windows 10

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