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Highcharts Server

Small server for generating Highcharts PNGs server-side (e.g.g for use in emails).


  1. Boot an Ubuntu 11.04 Natty instance:

    ec2run -t t1.micro -k key_name ami-06ad526f
  2. Install CutyCapt, XVFB, Git and Ruby:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade -y
    sudo apt-get install -y cutycapt xvfb ruby rubygems1.8
    sudo gem install bundler --pre
  3. Setup highcharts-server:

    sudo useradd -d /home/highcharts-server -m highcharts-server
    sudo su highcharts-server -
    git clone git://
    cd highcharts-server
    sudo su
    cd /home/highcharts-server/highcharts/server
    sudo /var/lib/gems/1.8/bin/bundle install --binstubs
    sudo /var/lib/gems/1.8/bin/foreman export upstart /etc/init
    sudo start highcharts-server
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