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Reliable web hosting company recommendation needed

tangara goh
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Dear experts,

I'm facing a lot of frustration from a web-hosting company and am not sure whether I could get my money back, even though they put 30 days money back guarantee.

Can someone recommend me some hosting companies that support Java in Windows, which are cheap and reliable?

Many thanks.
vivek mahajan
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I am also facing the same problem I need to host struts application so please suggest the best web hosting company
Ulf Dittmer
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See the ServletsFaq for a list of such companies. There is no single "best", since that is relative to the requirements (about which we know nothing).


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tangara goh
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Thanks alot. Today, I talked to Dailyrazor but not sure if they are good in technical support.


I have talked to them on 2 separate locations.

Just had a look at the transcripts and I realised one person said Ms access is not supported in all their tomcat plan but today another person said can be done.

Now, I can't even get them in their chat-line.

Hope someone can advise me if they are reliable or not.....

If not, really appreciate some one share what is a helpful jsp web hosting company out there.


Have been really frustrating at alot of Web hosting company, especially Host Gator who claimed they are good but really sucks. The sales staff is trying to play games, saying that I should look for sales but in fact I have chosen sales before I entered chat-line....And it's so frustrating that they will twist and turn around...and saying they don't understand what is Ms access which I have clearly specify that is the database I'm using.


Jimmy Clark
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Very reliable service and friendly staff:

http://www.webappcabaret.com/
tangara goh
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But, they are SO EXPENSIVE !!! The cheapest is US$49 !!!

Even, US$20 I find it also too expensive, consider my tiny business not even sure will take off or not.......
Ulf Dittmer
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But, they are SO EXPENSIVE !!! The cheapest is US$49 !!!

Please restrict yourself to single exclamation marks - that's quite sufficient.

If you're talking about WebAppCabaret, then I'm not sure where you got that number. If you compare the various plans, then you'll see they start at $5/month. The ones starting at $15/month may be suffficient for a simple business web site. (I have no interest in them beyond being a satisfied customer for some years now.)

If you're not prepared to invest that amount of money while trying to start a business, then I humbly suggest it is doomed from the beginning.
tangara goh
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It's my habit to put 3 exclaimation marks....I didn't know it will cause you to be so depressed...it is not intentional!

I went to that website and checked the plans again.

Yeah...you are right....the US$49 is their enterprise plan....so I did not check more carefully...I guess I am so exhausted from the continuous mindless search.

And I'm really not prepared to folk out US$49 per month for a web hosting plan...It doesn't make business sense..I'd rather use the money for other more higher return of investment, that is if I can find it.

May be you are very cash rich hence you said that but I'm not rich.
tangara goh
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Frank Bennett wrote:Very reliable service and friendly staff:

http://www.webappcabaret.com/


Re your this recommendation. I sent them an email enquire about their plan on 26 May 2010. Till now, still no reply.

Are they still around ?
Jimmy Clark
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Keep in mind the Memorial Day weekend is a significant holiday in the U.S.A. So, general questions about products and services may not recieve an immediate response. However, there mostly likely is a frequently asked questions web page on their website, so basic questions may be answered there already.

I suggest that you call them and speak to them on the phone.

Aside, serious computing professionals may typically host their own web servers instead of depending upon a third-party. I also suggest that you attempt to host your own web server and simply pay an ISP for the IP addresses. If you plan on attempting to start a web business, this typically is the best option when you are just starting. If your company makes any significant money, then you can shift to using a third-party hosting solution. To start off with simple web pages, they offer free hosting services at: http://www.bravenet.com

Good luck!
tangara goh
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Thanks for your reply.

I wish I can host my own website then I can save more money ha ha....

Now, don't have the necessary skills to do so. Would learning Linux administration help?

Jimmy Clark
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You may not be "saving" more money, you still would need to pay the ISP for an account. It is more about control of your own domain and the ability to build anything you want, with no dependencies on a third-party for web hosting, or the technical aptitude of their staff, or the danger of having to pay $100 per hour for troubleshooting, debugging, etc.

If you host your own web servers, you can start out with Windows and learn Linux if you have time. But ideally, you will want to focus more on advertising and marketing than learning technology. Knowledge of Linux admin is not going to find customers for your business.

However, to begin on a good foot, you should have a good understanding of TCP/IP technology, Domain Name Servers, and how a web server actually works. It is much more than simply creating JSP pages for example.
tangara goh
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Frank Bennett wrote:You may not be "saving" more money, you still would need to pay the ISP for an account. It is more about control of your own domain and the ability to build anything you want, with no dependencies on a third-party for web hosting, or the technical aptitude of their staff, or the danger of having to pay $100 per hour for troubleshooting, debugging, etc.

If you host your own web servers, you can start out with Windows and learn Linux if you have time. But ideally, you will want to focus more on advertising and marketing than learning technology. Knowledge of Linux admin is not going to find customers for your business.

However, to begin on a good foot, you should have a good understanding of TCP/IP technology, Domain Name Servers, and how a web server actually works. It is much more than simply creating JSP pages for example.


OK. Thanks for sharing. So, how do I tell the web-hosting company this type of package? What is it called? Tks.
Jimmy Clark
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tangara goh, it looks like you are not understanding my suggestion. My suggestion was for you to host your own web server on the Internet. Once you have your own web server live, then you can deploy your applications on the server. This doesn't have anything to do with a web hosting company or a "package" that they may offer.

If you want to learn more or see if this is a good fit for your needs, you need to locate the Internet Service Provider (ISP) in your locality. This typically is the company that maintains the phone service where you live. You want to identify an organization that enables you to directly connect your network to the Internet.

In some cases an ISP will offer "web hosting services." This is NOT what you want. You want to to be able to connect your own network to the Internet and this is what you will pay a monthly fee for. Then you will install a web server on your own network and then set up a DNS server and map a domain name to your web application. The ISP may have a DNS server that you can use. If not, then you set one up in your network. Like I mentioned before, you will need to learn some more to do this right.
tangara goh
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Thank you Frank for relentlessly teaching me like that....and the rest too. Kudo to all experts out there.
Komin Senaratne
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I use worldtophost.
It has best web hosting plan and good domain name registration.
Sean Clark
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Hey,

Just thought I would put in my view, I use DailyRazor and I have to say I have not had any problems with them at all, I'd even go as far to say that their customer service is good. For example when I first joined I asked for the Tomcat installation to be changed from 5.5 to 6 and also for the java to be updated to 1.6 which took them less than a day, which I was very impressed about.

Hope you find something though.

Sean


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