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Xin Xu
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I plan to write a website used by our church in Java, any recommendation for Java application web hosting provider?
Basic requirement:
• Need to handle web application using JSP, Strus, MySQL.
• Need to handle hundreds of users
• Reasonable service support

I saw the list at http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/ServletsFaq
Anybody any comment or suggestion? Thank you.
 
Mohamed Sanaulla
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There are quite a few Paas options available:
Heroku
OpenShift by RedHat
Jelastic
Cloudbees

I have tried OpenShift and they have an option to use MySQL along with JavaEE application which gets deployed to JBoss. The same goes with Heroku- they provide quite a lot of options. And they have a FREE usage limit upto some extent. OpenShift is in Beta and is FREE now. Heroku has a free usage upto a certain level.
 
Daniel Val
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Xin Xu wrote:I plan to write a website used by our church in Java, any recommendation for Java application web hosting provider?
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Anybody any comment or suggestion? Thank you.



Hi,

There are java hosting packages available, however I don't recommend them. Today, if you know how to administrate a linux, when it comes to java you should go ahead with a VPS. One with 512 megs of RAM should get you up and running pretty well. If your application evolves and you require more RAM, you can upgrade the vps.


Please search "vps hosting" on google and see what you get. Regardless of what you take, make sure that you do regular backups of your contents - database especially - as things happen.

D.
 
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I highly recommend not hosting your own. It's a lot of work and very tricky to get right. There are lots of very reputable hosting services that do a great job and it should be left to the professionals.
 
Mohamed Sanaulla
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Bear Bibeault wrote:I highly recommend not hosting your own. It's a lot of work and very tricky to get right. There are lots of very reputable hosting services that do a great job and it should be left to the professionals.


I remember reading this post about Heroku. Very similar to what Bear has summarized in 1 line.
 
William P O'Sullivan
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Option#1: Go with a host, You get support, backups, no hardware issues etc.

Option#2: Get a dedicated IP via your ISP, or use dyndns, and host yourself.

If all comes down to your comfort and expertise level.

WP

 
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If its just for your church, and its not a mega-church but rather one with a few hundred parishioners, then its OK to host it yourself.

All of the problems mentioned above are real. But if you consider it a learning experience, go for it.

Doing even a half-way professional job means having backups, and maybe a hot spare. And beware of the backhoe-copter. See
http://hypercombofinish.com/comic.php?id=38
 
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