THIS IS AN OUTDATED VERSION OF THE POST. YOU CAN FIND THE UPDATED AND MAINTAINED ONE AT http://www.andreacirillo.com/2015/08/18/deploy-your-shiny-app-on-aws-with-a-function/
That got me move my Shiny App on an Amazon AWS instance.
Well, it was not so straight forward: even if there is plenty of tutorials around the web, every one seems to miss a part: upgrading R version, removing shiny-server examples… And even having all info it is still quite a long, error-prone process.
All this pain is removed by ramazon, an R package that I developed to take care of everything is needed to deploy a shiny app on an AWS instance. An early disclaimer for Windows users: only Apple OS X is supported at the moment.