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Yin Stadfield
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Joined: Oct 13, 2012
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Hi, I don't know if I'm on the right category to put this, so please correct me if I'm not.

I have a Java Web Application (.war). I'm planning on having it up online so I'm in search of good web hosting plans. But I'm not here to ask for web hosting plans, I just like to know if I should search for JSP, tomcat, on the feature list of the web hosting plans? Because most of the time, the feature just says PHP/Perl/Python, etc. I mean it should have a tomcat server right, so I can deploy my application? Or can I install tomcat to it if their plan doesn't include one?

Thanks in advance.
Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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Depends on what kind of plan you're looking for. If you opt for a root server you can install anything that's not there already. The cheaper plans offer shared hosting, i.e. you're not the only customer on that machine - that generally means you can't install anything, so Tomcat would need to be pre-installed.

The most common phrase is "Java hosting", but I've variously seen "JSP", "Servlet", "Tomcat" etc. instead.


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Yin Stadfield
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Thanks, Ulf!

When the plan says I can have my own dedicated ip, does that mean that I'll not be on shared hosting? Thanks.
Ulf Dittmer
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Not necessarily. It *can* mean that, but a server can respond to multiple IP addresses, usually via a loadbalancer in front of it.
Yin Stadfield
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Joined: Oct 13, 2012
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Hi, Ulf!

Thanks again for the answer. If you don't mind I have another question (sorry, i really am a newbie on this stuff). I have found a web hosting plan with JSP support. The thing is their domain registration service is limited to a few only, I really want a .ph domain which they don't have. Do you think there would be a drawback if I buy/register my domain through other store but host my domain with them? Like it shouldn't be that hard to configure? Thanks, again. You're a big help.
Paul Clapham
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You're asking us what your web hosting company would do in that case? I think it would be better if you asked them that directly, as it's impossible for anybody but them to know that.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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