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Tess Jacobs
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I'm looking for a good Java web host. Thanks for the list of Java Hosting Companies

I have a number of questions. Can I use Goggle App Engine to host my java application? If so, how come Goggle App Engine is not included in this list? Is it because Goggle App Engine works differently? I did some reading up on Goggle App Engine pricing here http://www.google.com/enterprise/cloud/appengine/pricing.html

Also, please tell me how I can upload my Java application from eclipse to Goggle App Engine. I've heard of the Google plugin for eclipse but I'm not sure how the upload works.

Can I have my Java application hosted on Goggle App Engine for free?

Will I be forced to use a Google-like URL or will I be able to use any URL to access my Java application hosted on Goggle App Engine?

Thanks.
Maneesh Godbole
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Have you checked out https://developers.google.com/appengine/kb/


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Tess Jacobs
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Thanks. The FAQs talk about how Google App Engine can host your Java application but I want to know if Google App Engine is a web host? If it is, what is the difference between Google App Engine and other traditional web hosts? Also, will I be forced to use a Google-like URL or will I be able to use any URL to access my website hosted on Goggle App Engine?
Maneesh Godbole
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1) Since it can host your web apps, I would say it is a web host.
2) With google app engine, you will be limited to using some API and restricted to big table https://developers.google.com/appengine/docs/java/jrewhitelist On the other hand you do not have to worry about load balancing and latency kind of issues.
3) What is google like URL? Check out http://bloodline.blacksheeptech.com/ This is a GWT+GAE app.
Tess Jacobs
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Thanks again. I have a clearer picture of what Google App Engine is about. Am I correct in assuming that if I have a serious eCommerce website, the average Java web host will do a must better job of hosting it since it does not have as many restrictions as Google App Engine. The difference is that I'll have to pay for hosting.
Tim Moores
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You may be correct, but you may also be wrong. It's not a better or worse kind of hosting, it's a different kind of hosting. Whether the restrictions make it better or worse in your situation depends on your requirements (about which we know nothing). And GAE is certainly not free.

You may wish to read up on the differences between IaaS, PaaS and SaaS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing, and compare how that stacks up against traditional hosting.
Tess Jacobs
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Thanks for your insightful answers.
 
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