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Michael Beck
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I'm not sure what area to post this in, so hopefully it can be moved if there is a better place.

Does anyone have a good suggestion for a hosting place for a struts application that will use a mySql database? This is for a small business that will not be getting large volumes...Maybe 50 visits per day to start, probably a couple hundred visits per day later, less than a thousand in the future.

Also, somewhat related, I've never understood the process of how you get your domain name on a certain box hooked up to that IP address. I mean, I have the domain name registered, say I wanted to host out of my house and have a static ip address, how is this set up?

Thanks for any replies.
Stan James
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If you hire a hosting site, say GoDaddy.com, they'll handle mapping the URL to their own machines for a few bucks. Take a look at their terms. You can start cheap as one application among many on a shared machine and graduate to having your own dedicated hardware.

Anybody have a favorite Java hosting site? I have a site now that's in MS ASP and wouldn't mind converting it to something else to save some money.


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Steven Bell
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Originally posted by Michael Beck:
I mean, I have the domain name registered, say I wanted to host out of my house and have a static ip address, how is this set up?

Thanks for any replies.


I'd like to hear the answer to that one myself. I registered a domain at godaddy and it's just parked right now. My home machine is all set up and reaady to go, the only reason I haven't put alot of time to figure this out is I haven't built much of a web site yet. I'm planning on running a site for my family when I get some time to put it together.

I like the idea of hosting it from home as I have much more controll over the system it runs on.
Stan James
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This is just over my head but I'll share what I think I know ...

How are you connected from home? If you have a dedicated connection like a T1 or something you can have a stable IP address. I really don't know how to get your URL mapped to your IP either, but phone GoDaddy and see if they won't do it for you. It takes two redundant DNS servers and they might use theirs for a small fee.

If you have cable modem or dial-up you might have a different IP address every day. That can make it nearly impossible for anyone to find you. I have heard of tricks to keep your address with a cable modem but I wouldn't count them for long periods of time.
Joel McNary
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Anybody out there have an answer? I've used http://www.ccwebhost.com, but I've had problems connecting my Java application to the MySQL database, and to date their Tech Support has not been able to get this working (or even tell me what I'm doing wrong!) If anybody knows of a better site, please let us know.


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