Can I upload an app directly to Shopify without a hosting platform?

wandersoncorrea
Shopify Partner
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How can I upload a Shopify app to Shopify itself without the need for a hosting platform? Could I use Shopify itself? Because I'm developing an app for my store and I don't need to make it available on the app store. I noticed in the documentation they mention fly.io and Heroku, but I don't want to use them. It doesn't make sense to pay for a hosting service when Shopify is already hosting my website, and the app is for the website itself. Is it possible to upload the app files directly to Shopify?

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p1Commerce
Shopify Partner
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It is not possible to host the app with Shopify; I don't blame Shopify for not wanting to deal with that hassle.

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SteveMonsen
Shopify Partner
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No, Shopify doesn't host the app, but I would recommend Digital Ocean App Platform if you are using the Remix app. It's $5/mo, but unlike other solutions, you can scale for less. The other solutions go from $5/mo to $30/mo, etc. A Digital Ocean app goes from $5/mo to $10/mo, etc. Just link your repository and set the environment vars.

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