A COMPLETE walkthrough of how to get Parse Server installed and running on Digital Ocean. If you like me, were sad to hear that Parse is shutting down, this tutorial might brighten your day :) Parse has open sourced something called Parse Server. Parse Server is the code needed to run most of the backend features of your app. It was extremely generous of Parse to open source their code and I think now that it is open sourced, that it will only become more stable and popular.
In order to use Parse Server, you have to run it on a server somewhere. This tutorial walks you through setting up Parse on Digital Ocean which is one of my favorite hosting companies. I hope you enjoy!
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Digital Ocean's Tutorial: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-run-parse-server-on-ubuntu-14-04