ParseServer – AWS SSL Setup

For the past 2 weeks I’ve been spending my free time with ParseServer and AWS. You can read my previous article on how to setup it up here.

The awesome thing about ParseServer is that you can host it on AWS, Heroku, or your own server. Quite honestly, open source ParseServer is the best thing that ever happened to Parse.

AWS or even ParseServer might not be something big companies are interested in because they are most likely running their own cloud service. For smaller companies or developers like myself who are building apps in their free time just because, having a backend that’s secure, scalable and easy to setup is vital.

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ParseServer – AWS SSL Setup

ParseServer on AWS

I was pretty surprised at hearing about Parse shutting down. I was sure they are to stick around after being acquired by Facebook a few years back. I even built a few production apps that rely on their backend to work… oh well.

A few days ago I received an email “Your Own Parse Server on AWS and Heroku” and decided to give it a go by setting up ParseServe on AWS; after all, I only have 11 month to migrate my apps somewhere, right?.

This will be a short tutorial on how to deploy your own instance of ParseServer on AWS with a few Swift examples of making GET, POST requests. Quite honestly, I never worked with AWS until this week. My choice for backend was always Parse (ironically), most recently CloudKit (great solution provided by Apple), Heroku, or personal server running Node.js.

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ParseServer on AWS