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Where can one find decent Servlet/JSP Free hosting?

 
Rick Buitrago
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Hello all,

I'm looking for a web hosting service, has any one had any good experiences that could point me to the right direction?

TIA

Rick B.
 
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I believe that you will find that "decent" and "free" are mutually exclusive.
 
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P.S. See the Servlets FAQ for a list of some hosting companies.
 
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I believe there is a free service from My Java Server. You will be able to run your servlet or JSP. And here is the link http://www.myjavaserver.com/.
 
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Hmmm, running Servlets 2.3 and JSP 1.2? That's too far behind the times to be included in "decent" in my opinion.
[ March 29, 2007: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
 
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For a price tag of zero Tomcat 4 ain't bad. If the purpose is to get people an opportunity to learn the basics, then it might do just fine. Heck, that's what JavaRanch runs on
 
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There is the argument that "beggars can't be choosers". But the chasm between JSP 1.2 and JSP 2.0 is a wide one indeed. For someone wanting to get started on the right foot and avoid falling into the poor practices that JSP 1.x can establish, an out-of-date server is not very useful.
[ March 29, 2007: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
 
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ok's. check in www.eatj.com
 
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check in www.eatj.com


From their Terms and Conditions:

EATJ.com has the right to terminate any account, at any time, and at its sole discretion.


Statements like these make me cringe.
 
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:
Statements like these make me cringe.


Does any online service NOT have a similar disclaimer? I'd think that it is part of the standard boilerplate for a service provider. CYA and all that.
More on topic, My ISP provides me with a DSL line and a static IP address. I run Tomcat on my home computer so I have free (for the cost of internet access) servlet/jsp hosting.
 
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I agree with both Joe and Ulf.

That statement makes me cringe and I would also expect to see it in any hosting contract. It makes sense to back up any of your hosted code, data, etc.. on a disk or your local machine.

I have a co-worker who spent a considerable amount of time building a PHP site for fishing & gaming organization to which he belongs. One day the site stopped working with a message that the account had been closed for a violation of the terms of service. He made contact with them to see what the problem was. They told him that they found a script that was in violation of their terms and closed the account permanently. They wouldn't tell him what script it was, or what was in it. They also wouldn't give him any access to the files on the server. All of his work was gone and the organization's site was down until he could get the domain moved to another hosting company.

Always have a copy of your work in your possession.
 
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Actually, what I was getting at, was the "at its sole discretion" part. That would be very unusual for a commercial hosting company. At the very least there would have to be a transgression of the terms of contract, e.g. malicious behavior or some such. But you get what you pay for with for-free hosting.
 
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Originally posted by Ben Souther:
Always have a copy of your work in your possession.


You mean that there are actually developers who don't keep their code safe and secure in a Subversion (or other) source control repository?

Madness!
 
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