Lifeboat server view listing running web apps


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 Linux 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 running on one server
  • Easily configure load balancing
  • Serve regular websites with nginx
  • Install free SSL certificates from Let's Encrypt
Lifeboat Web App configuration view

Updates Made Easy

Smart upload system keeps downtime at a minimum

Lifeboat is equipped with an efficient upload system that determines if a file has changed. Resources on the server that have not changed are duplicated rather than being re-uploaded. Once ready to deploy, the smart staging system is able to Stop 'n' Swop the web app for just seconds of downtime.

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 configuration simple popup menu selections.

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Lifeboat listing remote files with the static files view

Host Regular Websites

Serve regular websites from the same server

Lifeboat can serve both regular websites and web apps from the same server. Optionally install PHP with just a few clicks. Impress users with a seamless transition between your websites and apps.

Serving static files with nginx will offload stress from the Xojo Web App. This frees Web Apps to focus on logic, providing faster responses to end users.


  • Manage multiple Xojo Web apps

  • Load balance to leverage multiple CPUs

  • Easily Start and Stop web apps

  • Capture and review web app logs

  • Update web apps with minimal downtime

  • Automatically starts apps after a reboot

  • Setup SSL with a click (or two)

  • Install libraries required by Xojo Web

  • Relaunch apps that have crashed

  • Verify DNS configuration

  • Create memory swapfiles

  • Schedule and manage cron jobs

  • Perform remote server software updates

  • Configure and serve regular websites

  • Install PHP to create dynamic pages

  • Upload files to the remote server (SFTP)

  • Quickly setup server timezone

  • Install and manage PostgreSQL

  • Intrusion prevention with fail2ban

Download Lifeboat and explore all of the features for free!

Supported Servers

Operating Systems

CentOS 7
Debian 9
Debian 10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 21.04

Lifeboat Requirements


10.11 - 11.4 (Big Sur)


Windows 10

Tested Providers

Amazon Lightsail
Digital Ocean

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