Can you make a Parse server droplet?

February 7, 2016 2.9k views
MongoDB Node.js Deployment NoSQL Ubuntu

Parse is being retired in 2017 - And Azure, Amazon, Google already have a migration button on parse's migration WIKI -

I know there is a DigitalOCean tutorial on migration, here https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-run-parse-server-on-ubuntu-14-04
but if a user gets stuck in the middle of it (As I am @ the curl part) - well they might just migrate entirely to Amazon or Google Apps - Can you please make a Droplet for the parse server - then me and 600.000 other developers would be happy :-)

3 comments
  • I think you can still post and track your request at uservoice.com forum for DO

  • How do you mean you are stuck at the curl part?
    Please explain properly so we might be able to support you.

  • Same. I got stuck at step 2, as did this commenter in the tutorial. I removed the mongoDB and started over but got the same results. Maybe it's for the best, and AWS will be a more reliable overall.

    Parse is a Mobile Backend as a Service platform which is shutting down in January of 2017; fortunately, Parse has released an open source API called Parse Server. Parse Server is under active development, and seems likely to attract a large developer community. It can be be deployed to a range of environments running Node.js and MongoDB. This guide focuses on migrating a pre-existing Parse application to a standalone instance of Parse Server running on Ubuntu 14.04.
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Hi, do you guys have any updates on providing a one-click solution for Parse Server?

Would be awesome!

It is something we are looking at. With the news of the Parse service closing we have been doing our best here to make the process of migrating as easy as possible. We haven't announced any new one-click images at this time but we are looking into that. In the meantime, this tutorial will walk you through setting up Parse Server on a droplet.

Parse is a Mobile Backend as a Service platform. In January of 2016, Parse announced that its hosted services would shut down within a year. In order to help its users transition away from the service, Parse has released an open source version of its backend, called Parse Server. This guide supplements the official documentation with instructions for installing the Parse Server module on an Ubuntu 14.04 system, such as a DigitalOcean Droplet.
  • We haven't announced any new one-click images at this time but we are looking into that.

    Good to hear that. Shall i wait for one click images to come. (If its in the process... Then we parse users will be happy)

  • So, last we heard from you guys on this subject was back on February 8th. It's December 6th.

    Are you still "looking at" this thing?

    An actual answer as to whether you are doing this or not would be nice. Time is running out and your silence on this subject is troubling.

    Let us know if we should move on to the competition or if you're doing a Parse Droplet within the next couple of weeks.

    • Hey. Thanks for following up. During 2016 we made a number of updates internally. We hired some great people to focus solely on our images as one-clicks were previously built by the Community team, worked on improving internal systems and processes and began to evaluate which one-clicks we choose to keep and what new ones to start releasing. In 2017 we plan to begin depreciating some images that have very little use and releasing more one-click options. While I do not know the exact timeline or which images are most likely to come first, Parse Server is still very much on the radar. We launched very few new one-clicks in 2016 in order to take what we learned since launching one-clicks and creating a process, team and system that will let us deliver more higher quality images going forward.

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