Are custom apps hosted within the shopify store or on a separate server?

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I read through the documentation but am very confused. I am learning shopify app development and trying to figure out if I build a custom app where is it hosted? Do I need to host it on my server? I know the app has to be installed through some sort of a link right?


Any pointers will be greatly appreciated.



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This is an accepted solution.

Yes, your app will need to be hosted. AWS, Heroku... you need an environment to run your application.

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In development, you do not need hosting, Ngrock helps you create a localhost server.

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