Hi everybody! I'm attempting to deploy a JSF/Facelets web application to my GoDaddy shared hosting account, but it doesn't seem to be working... My calls to technical support provide no assistance. I was wondering if anyone here has had any luck deploying to GoDaddy? It seems to me that Tomcat isn't serving the files.
The last time I looked into deploying on a shared hosting account at GoDaddy it looked like you had to place the file in a staging area and they would deploy from that staging area once a night at a certain time. If you are using virtual/dedicated server it should be just like normal.
Also, I don't think that their Tomcat version is up to date enough to run Java Server Faces. [ June 19, 2007: Message edited by: Chris Shellenbarger ]
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GoDaddy restars Tomcat every night at 1am, so I guess if new code was deployed, it wouldn't go into effect until then.
GoDaddy uses tomcat version 5.0.27. I looked and looked and couldn't figure out which version of tomcat JSF & Facelets requires. So I downloaded v5.0.28 from Apache (they didn't have .27 available for download), and I deployed my app to that version, and it works fine. So I'm fairly certain GoDaddy's version can handle it.
Also as a test, I created a simple jsp file, and uploaded it. That also doesn't work.
The error I'm getting is tomcat's 404.
I called GoDaddy, and they said it could be a lot of things, and I should "ask Tomcat" to make sure everything's okay with the app.
I know this is a fairly old post, but I am working on this same scenario.
Make sure that your jsp/servlets are enabled on your hosting account. By default they are disabled and I think after I submitted to have it enabled it was done within a day. Thus far I have been able to deploy a JSP app and a JSF 1.1 app successfully. I am working on getting facelets working up there now. As far as Tomcat 5.0.27 you have to dig a little to find it. Try this link to download it.
I also got this problem, and I found godaddy using tomcat 5.0.27 actually does not support JSF. I have tried like this, create a hello world JSF project and upload to my share account hosting. It doesn't work.