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Groovy on Grails Hosting

Anthony Campbell

Joined: Aug 11, 2008
Posts: 14

In recent years I've started to use more languages on JVM for my development and move away from languages such as PHP. For my web development work I'm really keen to use Groovy on Grails. However, the one problem I have is hosting.

In the past I've use reseller hosting packages. It allows me to give clients their own accounts and all of the server maintenance is taken care.

Moving towards Java hosting things come a little more difficult. There's not many resellers out there. Therefore I'm writing to get advice from people with a lot more experience. I'm trying to find out what sort of hosting I should be looking for, and if possible any potential candidates.

Simplified requirements:
- Ability to host client websites / applications with their own control panel, multiple domains et.
- Support for JSP, Beans, Servlets, Groovy on Grails
- MySQL / PostgreSQL
- UK host
- Faily priced

Also if possible, but not required:
- Potential support for PHP (would allow me to host projects from the archive :P)


P.S Someone once mentioned VPS hosting. However, I've never done before, so wouldn't know where to start!

Kind regards,
Anthony Campbell

Joined: Aug 11, 2008
Posts: 14
Anyone? Maybe this isn't the right forum?
Marc Peabody
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Joined: Feb 05, 2003
Posts: 4727

Any host that can do Java EE can do Groovy and Grails. Knowing this should help in finding a host that suits your needs.

I honestly don't have a whole lot of advice on picking a Java host. Maybe one of the other forums, possibly one of the Java in General forums would deliver a quick answer. I can either move this thread there or you could just start a new one there.

A good workman is known by his tools.
Anthony Campbell

Joined: Aug 11, 2008
Posts: 14
Ok, let's move the thread there and see what response we get
Rj Salicco

Joined: Apr 14, 2009
Posts: 17
I have been using EAPPS ( for a few years now. PHP, Ruby, Java and Python are all supported. You can choose from JBoss, Tomcat or Glassfish and you can scale up to get the RAM you need. root access is great and there are a lot of great features/packages installed by default.

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