The flagship of the OpenCPU system is the OpenCPU server: a mature and powerful Linux stack for embedding R in systems and applications. Because OpenCPU is completely open source we can build and ship on DockerHub. A ready-to-go linux server with both OpenCPU and RStudio can be started using the following (use port 8004 or 80):
docker run -t -p 8004:8004 opencpu/rstudio
Now simply open http://localhost:8004/ocpu/ and http://localhost:8004/rstudio/ in your browser! Login via rstudio with user:
opencpu) to build or install apps. See the readme for more info.
This is in the context of one particular product, but the reasons fit other scenarios too. H/T R-Bloggers