I desperately need assistance hosting a J2EE application integrated with MySQL. I have the .war file but unable to sort out the actual hosting. Initially, I considered hosting from my home PC using dyndns/no-ip and port forwarding to map my ip address. However, it appears that my ISP blocks ports 80 and 8080. I also considered getting a static ip, but the cost of a business line and lengthy contract has dissuaded me.
To cut the long story short, I am now using a VPS with Plesk contol panel. But I am clueless about hosting my app with plesk. It does say Plesk supports java but I can't seem to find how to deploy J2EE with these control panels.
Please advise me on your personal experiences and how to go about this.
There is no shortage of J2EE hosting vendors - and have you searched this forum for previous questions? The main distinction is on how much it's going to cost you.
Actually, I have a wireless business account with Clear that includes 1 public IP address and it's fairly reasonable. $65/month or thereabouts. I don't actually use it for hosting, since I have an older multi-ip account with another vendor coming in over wire lines. That one, however is not only a lot more expensive, it's a lot slower, which is why I added the wireless option. I can get by with serving on the slow link, but when I have to do massive data transfers, the wireless link is what I use.
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Actually, Plesk is a control panel app for virtual machines, not a hosting provider. Whether you can even use Plesk depends on who's hosting the actual J2EE server.
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Thanks guys. I have managed to SSH tomcat to the VPS and deployed the web app. The new challenge is getting the domain to point directly to the web app. Currently, I can run the app using domainname:8080/webapp. This is not the desired address obviously. I have come across using apache modules like mod_jk and mod_proxy but there are numerous configuration problems.
alex achike wrote:Thanks guys. I have managed to SSH tomcat to the VPS and deployed the web app. The new challenge is getting the domain to point directly to the web app. Currently, I can run the app using domainname:8080/webapp. This is not the desired address obviously. I have come across using apache modules like mod_jk and mod_proxy but there are numerous configuration problems.
Does anyone have a simple solution?
Thanks in advance.
It depends. There is a convention on RedHat-style Linux servers where you can do this fairly easily by creating a new config file in the /etc/httpd/conf.d directory. To use mod_ajp, the prototype looks like this:
You can also wrap a VirtualHost directive around the ProxyPass if you want to run on a distinct FQDN at its root.
A similar setup exists for Ubuntu/Debian Linux hosts.