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ECommerce Website using Java

Richard Robbins
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Joined: Mar 07, 2001
Posts: 66
Hello everyone,
I have a new online business ( retailing hiking, camping, and climbing equipment. Right now I am using a host ( that allows users to create eCommerce sites using templates that are hard to customize. I am looking to do a new version of the site in Java (Servlets, JSP). I need access to a database (for obvious reasons), a shopping cart functionality, and other eCommerce features. I am on a very limited budget. Does anyone have experience with what free or cheap tools are available (databases, web servers, Gantt chart programs, secure servers,etc.) to develop a professional website that won't cost me more than the time I spend coding and integrating the system?
Thanks in advance for your help.

Richard Robbins is one of the founders of, a resource for free website templates and Photoshop tutorials. He also consults for an online boutique selling baptism dresses and christening gowns.
Paul Fonz

Joined: Nov 04, 2002
Posts: 8
You could try MySQL for the database and Resin for the web-server, although you'd have to check their sites to make sure they're free for your purposes.
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