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Hosting a Web Application on a Server

Last Modified: October 2, 2018

To make your web application available to other users, host your build output on a web server that is accessible to other users.

You can host your web application on any server you choose. This includes local servers and servers in the cloud. Use the following table to choose and set up a server for hosting your web application.

Options for Hosting a Web Application

Required Products Hosting Option Use Case Hosting Instructions
LabVIEW NXG Web Module or NI SystemLink NI Web Server

You want to manage your own server from within your network, either through LabVIEW NXG Web Module or NI SystemLink.

NI SystemLink and the LabVIEW NXG Web Module both use the NI Web Server. Follow the instructions for Hosting a Web Application on the NI Web Server.
SystemLink Cloud SystemLink Cloud Server Choose this server in either of the following cases:
  • You want to access your web application from the SystemLink Cloud website and on mobile devices without sacrificing security.
  • You want to avoid placing the server burden on your measurement hardware, such as when using real-time hardware.

Follow the instructions in the Hosting a Web Application on SystemLink Cloud section of the Getting Started with SystemLink Cloud guide.

LabVIEW 2009 or later LabVIEW Application Web Server Choose this server in either of the following cases:
  • You want to host a web application directly on a LabVIEW real-time target, such as a CompactRIO.
  • You want to use the security features provided by LabVIEW Web services.

Follow the instructions for Hosting a Web Application on the LabVIEW Application Web Server.

3rd party software 3rd party server

You need functionality that is not included in the NI server options.

Before you begin, you must build a web application.

Copy your entire web application build output to the server directory. To navigate to your web application output on your machine, click Locate directory in Windows Explorer on the Document tab of your web application component document.


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