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Free hosting of JFORUM ???

 
Amir Iqbal
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hi Ranchers,
i tried JFORUM on apache at localhost. it is awesome. but someone please tell me that how i can i freely host it so that it would be accessible from all over the world.
is there any possiblity for free hosting of JFORUM ???


all kinds of suggestions and replies are encouraged from my side.

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If you truly want to host it on your own machine (not highly recommended) then you need to arrange to have your machine be given a static IP address by your ISP. You then need to ensure that your Router at home will send incoming requests to the correct machine on your home network.

A better choice would be to host JForum on one of many hosting sites around the world.
 
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The http://faq.javaranch.com/java/ServletsFaq#hosting lists Java hosting providers, including a couple of free ones. But you get what you pay for, and the capabilities of those will not be sufficient to run an application as complex as JForum.
 
Amir Iqbal
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thanks alot Martijn and Ulf,

@Martijn, i doesnot mean that i want to host it on my own machine infact Ulf got my point. i want to host it on some ISP. but i dont know the complete requirements for hosting JFORUM.

would you please tell me the requiremnets of hosting (as i know coderanch is jforum's customized version).

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Hi Amir,

You're best off asking that question over on the JForum site. The JForum we use here is highly customized and therefore probably has a different setup to the latest version of JForum that is currently out there.
 
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Off the top of my head, you need a servlet container that supports Servlet API 2.3 (so even Tomcat 4 would be fine), a database like MySQL or PostgreSQL, and Java 5. I wouldn't recommend less memory than 256 MB, although 128MB may be fine (here at JavaRanch we use way more than that, but then, our installation is heavily used).

These issues have probably been discussed at length in the forums over at jforum.net.
 
Amir Iqbal
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thanks alot Martijn and Ulf

ok as per your suggestions i will browse jforum.net

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