Our LiveCode Hosting feature offers fast, reliable hosting for unlimited domains starting at just $3.95/mo.
LiveCode Server comes pre-installed on all HostM hosting accounts, allowing you to create your own web apps using an English-like programming language.
Here are some examples of the kinds of statements you can write in LiveCode:
put "Hello, world!"
put "It is now" && the time & "."
put "Two plus three is" && (2 + 3) & "."
put the last word of mySentence into myLastWord
if x is an integer then put line x of myList into myLine
As you can see, unlike most programming languages, which force you to think the way they work, LiveCode works the way you think.
With LiveCode Server, you can create full-fledged web applications in less time than it would take with a different programming language.
A great benefit that you gain with programming in LiveCode is that the same language can also be used to create desktop and mobile apps for a wide range of platforms including OS X, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, and Raspberry Pi.
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Just as we pre-install other web languages such as PHP, Python and Perl, we also pre-install LiveCode Community Server on our servers and keep it up-to-date.
This means you get to focus on developing your web apps rather than waste valuable time testing, installing, updating, and troubleshooting LiveCode Server itself. All you need to do is upload your
.lc LiveCode scripts and they just work.
Unlike most hosting providers, we are LiveCode hosting experts and use LiveCode for our own projects, so you’re in good hands.
We typically make the latest version of LiveCode Community Server available on our servers within a couple of days of its release, once it passes our suite of stability tests to help ensure it doesn't have any obvious bugs that might affect your sites.
Yes, we do. Simply provide proof of purchase, such as an emailed receipt from LiveCode Ltd. We can then switch your hosting account over to the commercial edition of LiveCode Server, which we also keep up-to-date on your behalf.
Alternatively, if you prefer to perform your own installations and updates, you may upload your own copy of LiveCode Server, and it should work fine as well. If you run into issues with your installation, feel free to contact us and we would be happy to assist.
The primary difference between the commercial (paid) and community (free) editions of LiveCode Server is that you’re able to use encrypted (password protected) stacks with the commercial edition.
Yes, we support LiveCode Server 6.x (32-bit), 7.x (32-bit and 64-bit), and 8.x (32-bit and 64-bit). As technology advances and 32-bit systems become increasingly obsolete, 32-bit support is expected to be phased out eventually.
At this time, our servers default to running LiveCode Server 8.x (64-bit) for
If desired, for
.lc files you may change the default major version of LiveCode on a per-folder basis (which automatically affects all of its sub-folders) using
.htaccess files. Contact us via the Client Lounge for more information.
In addition, you may utilize a specific major version of LiveCode Server via the use of the following file extensions in your HostM acccount:
Yes, we support both methods of running LiveCode scripts on our servers. The latter method can be useful in helping to determine the script LiveCode is running when troubleshooting a LiveCode Server process.
Yes! Since MariaDB is compatible with MySQL, the existing LiveCode MySQL drivers already work with MariaDB. In addition, if you are migrating any MySQL databases over, they should work seamlessly with MariaDB.
Yes, you can. We recommend creating a HTTPS-based API layer for this purpose. Check out our guide on How to Get a LiveCode Desktop or Mobile App to Communicate with a MariaDB/MySQL Database.
Yes, although most web projects only require LiveCode Server. Be sure to check out our article LiveCode Server vs LiveCode HTML5 — Which Should I Use for My Web Project?