Björn Kaiser edited this page Jan 22, 2017 · 58 revisions

Parse Server is a new project, separate from the hosted Parse API service. Our intention is to provide and support the growth of an open-source API server, and allow new developers to benefit from the powerful Parse client SDKs regardless of where their application logic and data is stored.

Parse Server can be deployed to any infrastructure that can run Node.js. Parse Server works with the Express web application framework. It can be added to existing web applications, or run by itself. See the list of prerequisites.


See the Parse Server Guide to learn more about using Parse Server in your project.

Migrating to Parse Server from hosted Parse

The hosted version of Parse will be fully retired on January 30th, 2017. Migrate your existing Parse apps to your own Parse Server by following the migration guide.


See the Development Guide to learn more about developing for Parse Server.

Community links

Migrating your data:

Tutorials on how to deploy your own Parse Server:

Hosted Parse Server and other 3rd party Services:

  • SashiDo - Affordable managed Parse Server hosting with care! Migration in a click. Auto Scaling. Simple and flexible pricing
  • Back4app - A hosted solution for migrating your Parse app.

Push Notifications Alternative Services:

Community discussions:

iOS Resources

  • Query Parse - Build and run SQL-liked queries to Parse Server (and parse.com) easily from your iOS device.
  • Parser - Manage your Parse instance on the go!