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Version: 1.0

Parse Server Getting Started

Parse Server is an open source backend or an API server module that can be deployed to any infrastructure that can run Node.js.

If you have installed Websoft9 Parse Server, the following steps is for your quick start


  1. Get the Internet IP of your Server on Cloud
  2. Check your Inbound of Security Group Rule of Cloud Console to ensure the TCP:80,9091 is allowed
  3. Get default username and password of Parse Server
  4. Complete Five steps for Domain if you want to use Domain for Parse Server

Parse Server Initialization

Steps for you

Since Parse cannot be visited by IP, so your should bind Domain name for it first
Refer to Domain binding to complete it now

  1. Using local Chrome or Firefox to visit the URL http://domain name, go to login Parse Dashboard Parse Dashboard login

  2. Input username and password(view credentials) and go to the Console page Parse Dashboard console gui

  3. Suggest you to modify the Parse Dashboard's password now

More useful Parse Server guide, please refer to Parse Server Documentation

Having trouble?

Below is for you to solve problem, and you can contact Websoft9 Support or refer to Troubleshoot + FAQ to get more.

Parse Server QuickStart

More guide about Parse Server, please refer to Parse Server Documentation

Parse Server Setup

Each of the following solutions has been proven to be effective and we hope to be helpful to you.

Domain binding

Please complete the domain name resolution work before the domain name is bound, and confirm that the resolution is successful.

Parse Server domain name binding steps:

  1. Use SSH to connect your Cloud Server and run the following command
    wget && chmod +x &&./
  2. Enter two different domain names as prompted
    Input Parse Server Domain:
    Input Parse Dashboard Domain:
  3. If there is no problem with the domain name format, you will get a success message "Configure Done!"
  4. Domain binding completed

Domain modify

Modifying a domain name is different from binding a domain name. Please strictly refer to the following steps:

  1. Using SFTP to connect Cloud Server
  2. Modify the the two Domain name in the file /etc/nginx/conf.d/default.conf
  3. Modify the the one Domain name in the file /etc/parse-server/parse-dashboard.json
  4. Restart Service like below
    sudo systemctl restart parse-dashboard
    sudo systemctl restart parse-server
    sudo systemctl restart nginx

Modify Parse Dashboard Credentials

Parse Dashboard's credentials is in its configuration file, refer to the following steps to modify it

  1. Use SSH or SFTP tool to connect Cloud Server
  2. Edit * /etc/parse-server/parse-server.json* file and modify users item
     "users": [
    } ]
  3. Restart Parse Dashboard Service
    systemctl restart parse-dashboard

Reference sheet

The below items and General parameter sheet is maybe useful for you manage Parse Server


Parse Server

Parse Server installation directory: /usr/lib/node_modules/parse-server
Parse Server configuration file: /etc/parse-server/parse-server.json
Parse Server logs directory: /var/log/parse-server

The database connection information is in the Parse Server configuration file, once you have changed the database you should change the configuration also

Parse Dashboard

Parse Dashboard installation directory: /usr/lib/node_modules/parse-server
Parse Dashboard configuration file: /etc/parse-server/parse-server.json
Parse Dashboard logs: you can view the logs on the Parse Dashboard Console


80HTTP requests for Parse ServerRequired
443HTTPS requests Parse ServerOptional
20217Remote connect MongoDBOptional
9091Web managment GUI for MongoDBOptional


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sudo systemctl start | stop | restart | status parse-server 
sudo systemctl start | stop | restart | status parse-dashboard



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