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Java Web Hosting on Tomcat

(Spring MVC, Spring Boot, Struts, JSP, JSF, Java Servlets, MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc. Supported)

Starting @
$2.68
USD monthly
15% OFF (was $3.15)
Shared Tomcat Server

Shared JVM & PermGen

  • 1 Website/Domain
  • Free SSL Security
  • Free Website Builder
  • 2 GB Storage
  • 50 GB Transfer
  • 5 Databases
  • Tomcat version 9, 8.5, 8, 7 & 6 with JDK 11/10/9/8/7/6
  • Tomcat Restart via Ticket Request
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Starting @
$3.36
USD monthly
15% OFF (was $3.95)
Private Tomcat Server

32 MB Private JVM & PermGen

  • 2 Websites/Domains
  • Free SSL Security
  • Free Website Builder
  • 5 GB Storage
  • 100 GB Transfer
  • 10 Databases
  • Tomcat version 9, 8.5, 8, 7 & 6 with JDK 11/10/9/8/7/6
  • 1-Click Tomcat Restart or via SSH
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Starting @
$4.04
USD monthly
15% OFF (was $4.75)
Private Tomcat Server

64 MB Private JVM & PermGen

  • 5 Websites/Domains
  • Free SSL Security
  • Free Website Builder
  • 10 GB Storage
  • 200 GB Transfer
  • 15 Databases
  • Tomcat version 9, 8.5, 8, 7 & 6 with JDK 11/10/9/8/7/6
  • 1-Click Tomcat Restart or via SSH
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Starting @
$4.21
USD monthly
15% OFF (was $4.95)
Private Tomcat Server

128 MB Private JVM & PermGen

  • Unlimited Websites/Domains
  • Free Domain Name
  • Free SSL Security
  • Free Website Builder
  • Unmetered Storage
  • Unmetered Transfer
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Tomcat version 9, 8.5, 8, 7 & 6 with JDK 11/10/9/8/7/6
  • 1-Click Tomcat Restart or via SSH
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Starting @
$6.14
USD monthly
15% OFF (was $7.22)
Private Tomcat Server

192 MB Private JVM & PermGen

  • Unlimited Websites/Domains
  • Free Domain Name
  • Free SSL Security
  • Free Website Builder
  • Unmetered Storage
  • Unmetered Transfer
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Tomcat version 9, 8.5, 8, 7 & 6 with JDK 11/10/9/8/7/6
  • 1-Click Tomcat Restart or via SSH
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Starting @
$7.61
USD monthly
15% OFF (was $8.95)
Private Tomcat Server

256 MB Private JVM & PermGen

  • Unlimited Websites/Domains
  • Free Domain Name
  • Free SSL Security
  • Free Website Builder
  • Unmetered Storage
  • Unmetered Transfer
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Tomcat version 9, 8.5, 8, 7 & 6 with JDK 11/10/9/8/7/6
  • 1-Click Tomcat Restart or via SSH
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Starting @
$9.49
USD monthly
15% OFF (was $11.16)
Private Tomcat Server

384 MB Private JVM & PermGen

  • Unlimited Websites/Domains
  • Free Domain Name
  • Free SSL Security
  • Free Website Builder
  • Unmetered Storage
  • Unmetered Transfer
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Tomcat version 9, 8.5, 8, 7 & 6 with JDK 11/10/9/8/7/6
  • 1-Click Tomcat Restart or via SSH
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Starting @
$12.71
USD monthly
15% OFF (was $14.95)
Private Tomcat Server

512 MB Private JVM & PermGen

  • Unlimited Websites/Domains
  • Free Domain Name
  • Free SSL Security
  • Free Website Builder
  • Unmetered Storage
  • Unmetered Transfer
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Tomcat version 9, 8.5, 8, 7 & 6 with JDK 11/10/9/8/7/6
  • 1-Click Tomcat Restart or via SSH
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Starting @
$16.11
USD monthly
15% OFF (was $18.95)
Private Tomcat Server

1024 MB Private JVM & PermGen

  • Unlimited Websites/Domains
  • Free Domain Name
  • Free SSL Security
  • Free Website Builder
  • Unmetered Storage
  • Unmetered Transfer
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Tomcat version 9, 8.5, 8, 7 & 6 with JDK 11/10/9/8/7/6
  • 1-Click Tomcat Restart or via SSH
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Private or Shared Tomcat?

 Shared TomcatPrivate TomcatCloud VPS w/ Root Access
Dedicated / Private JVM Heap supportNo – Shared JVMYESYES
Ability to increase JVM Heap sizeNo – Shared JVMYESYES
Ability to self-Start/Stop App ServerNo – Upon RequestYESYES
Access to Server Management InterfaceNoYESYES
Java SE (J2SE) supportYESYESYES
Java EE (J2EE) supportYES (Partially)YES (Partially)YES (Fully)
Tomcat Server supportYESYESYES
WildFly Server supportNONOYES
TomEE Server supportNONOYES
GlassFish Server supportNONOYES
Jetty Server supportNONOYES
Geronimo Server supportNONOYES
JOnAS Server supportNONOYES
Resin Server supportNONOYES
Blazix Server supportNONOYES
Custom J2EE Server InstallNONOYES
Server Root AccessNONOYES
Server ManagementFULLY MANAGEDFULLY MANAGEDSELF MANAGED

Java Hosting Features

Application Layer Frameworks

  • Spring
  • Struts
  • GWT Google Web Toolkit
  • Vaadin
  • Grails
  • Play Framework
  • Netty
  • Akka
  • SWT
  • Apache Pivot
  • Java Server Pages (JSP)
  • Java Server Faces (JSF)
  • MyFaces
  • Taglibs
  • JSTL
  • Stripes
  • Apache Wicket
  • Cocoon
  • SiteMesh
  • Makumba
  • OpenJMS
  • PrimeFaces
  • ICEFaces
  • …and many more!

Tomcat & JDK Versions

  • Tomcat 9
  • Tomcat 8.5
  • Tomcat 8
  • Tomcat 7
  • Tomcat 6
  • Tomcat 5.5
  • JDK versions 11/10/9/8/7/6
  • Ability to Start/Stop Tomcat via SSH or Web Interface

JDBC & ORM Frameworks

  • Hibernate
  • MyBatis
  • JGraphT
  • FreeHEP
  • The Lightweight Java Game Library (LWJGL)
  • Java WordNet Library (JWNL)
  • Java Text Categorizing Library (JTCL)
  • OpenNLP
  • Commons Math
  • …any many more!

Logging Libraries

  • Log4j
  • Logback
  • SLF4J
  • …among others!

Chart and Graph Libraries In Java

  • JFreeChat
  • JasperReports
  • XChart
  • JCC Kit
  • OpenChart2
  • jCharts
  • GRAL Graphing Library
  • charts4j
  • JChart2D
  • JFreeReport
  • …and many more!

XML Manipulation Libraries

  • Apache Commons Digester For XML
  • JSoup
  • …and many more!
  • Gson
  • Jackson
  • XStream
  • …among others!

Java API, Packages & Internal Libraries

  • JavaMail
  • Java.util
  • Java.io
  • Java.net
  • Java.security
  • Java.sql
  • …among others!

Utility Libraries

  • Apache Commons Collections
  • Google Guava
  • Apache DBCP – Database Connection Pooling Library
  • Apache IO – Input Output Utilities
  • …among others!

XML Parsers

  • JDOM
  • DOM4J
  • XERCES
  • …among others!

Document Manipulation

  • Apache POI
  • Docx4j
  • …and many more!

Web Hosting Features

General

  • FREE Domain **
  • Hosting Unlimited Domains/Websites
  • 24/7 FTP Server
  • FREE Setup
  • Unlimited Storage
  • FREE Website Analytics Software
  • FREE Backups
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Access to Raw Log File
  • FREE Complimentary Site Builder
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • cPanel/WHM Control Panel
  • 30 Days Money Back Guarantee ***
  • Unlimited Sub-Domains
  • 24/7 Support via Live Chat
  • 90 Days Satisfaction Guarantee ****
  • Unlimited Parked Domains
  • 24/7 Support via Help Desk
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • Unlimited FTP Users
  • 24/7 Server Monitoring

Linux/Apache

  • Linux CentOS 5, 6 and 7
  • Own MIME types
  • URL redirect module
  • Apache Web Server 2
  • OpenPGP/GPG Encryption
  • IP Access manager
  • mod_rewrite support
  • Custom 404 pages
  • Flash & Shockwave
  • SVN/subversion support (via SSH client)
  • Cron Jobs support
  • MIDI file support
  • .htaccess support
  • Hot-Link Protection
  • Real Media audio and video support
  • Password protected directories
  • Web File Management
  • Firewall & instruction detection system

Web Programming Languages, CMS, Applications & Frameworks

  • PHP 5
  • OpenPGP / GPG Encryption
  • Magento
  • CGI & FastCGI
  • Adobe Flash & Dreamweaver
  • OpenCart
  • Python, mod_python
  • GD
  • Concrete5
  • Perl, mod_perl
  • Curl
  • TextPattern
  • dJango
  • MS FrontPage
  • phpBB
  • Server Side Includes (SSI)
  • MS FrontPage Server Extensions
  • ZenCart
  • JavaScript & AJAX
  • WordPress
  • vBulletin
  • XML
  • Joomla
  • SMF
  • Zend Optimizer
  • Drupal
  • MyBB
  • ioncube Loader
  • PrestaShop
  • Gallery

Database

  • MySQL 5
  • phpPgAdmin
  • MySQL InnoDB
  • Multiple MySQL / PostgreSQL Databases per Account
  • phpMyAdmin
  • Remote Database Administration
  • PostgreSQL 8/9

Control Panel Features

  • cPanel / WHM
  • Sub-Domain Management
  • Access to Logs
  • Email Management
  • 1-Click Application Auto Installer
  • Web Statistics (Awstats & Weblizer)
  • Database Management
  • 1-Click Add-on Domains
  • Web Security Management
  • Resource Usage Statistics
  • Web File Management
  • SSL Certificates
  • Domain Pointer Management
  • Cron Jobs Manager

Email Features

  • Choice of RoundCube, Horde or SquirrelMail
  • WebMail Access
  • Virus Scanning
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • POP3 / IMAP Access
  • Grey Listing
  • Unlimited Auto Responders
  • Email Alias for Domain Pointers
  • Web Calendar
  • Unlimited Email Forwarding
  • SPAM Filtering
  • Task List

Database Features

  • MySQL 5
  • phpPgAdmin
  • MySQL InnoDB
  • Multiple MySQL / PostgreSQL Databases per Account
  • phpMyAdmin
  • Remote Database Administration
  • PostgreSQL 8/9
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 / 2008

Hosting Infrastructure

  • Fast Performance Intel Quad Processor Quad Core Servers
  • 1000Gbps Network Connection
  • RAID 10 Ultra-Fast Hard Drives
  • High Availability & Secure Data Center with Redundant Power Backup


* Monthly price if you pre-pay for 3 years, which includes stated discount.
** FREE Domain Name is available when paying for Yearly, 2 Years or 3 Years subscription on the selected hosting plan.
*** If you cancel your hosting plan within 30 days of sign up you get FULL refund of the purchase price less any domain name registration/transfer/id protection, ssl certificate, dedicated ip address or excess usage fees.
**** If you cancel your hosting plan after 30 days but within 90 days of sign up you do not get full fund BUT you will get partial refund for the unused/remaining number of days left in the billing cycle purchased less any domain name registration/transfer/id protection ssl certificate dedicated ip address or excess usage fees.

Thousands of Happy Websites, Blogs & Online Stores’ Owners

Websites, blogs, and online stores’ owners are happiest at DailyRazor. Majority of our customers recommend DailyRazor to their friends and associates. Unlike other web hosting providers, we don’t spend huge budgets on advertising. We’ve been in business for 15 years now simply by providing quality service and letting our valued customer speak for us.

Here are what our customers are saying on Google:

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Brianne Ball
Brianne Ball
Day or night the tech support response is almost instantaneous. The price is very reasonable. Website speed is fairly quick. The Plesk interface allows me to perform almost everything I need to, to maintain my website. The billing is straightforward. If tech support can't fix the issue through live chat, the trouble ticket turnaround time is usually under an hour. Support staff are always courteous. They installed ASPJPEG for me at no extra cost.Being on shared hosting I find my site sometimes halts for a few seconds to half a minute. Other times the application pool needs to be recycled or the MS SQL logs trimmed, which I can't do on my own. It would be nice to be able to compact the database myself.I've also been advised to reduce my photo sizes as they are taking up too much disk room, even though it's supposedly 'unlimited storage'. Operating a photo site, this is troubling to me, as I've had to resize my JPEG's to less quality. Of course there is no truly unlimited storage anywhere.Overall I'm highly satisfied with this company and would recommend.read more
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Ontario Abandoned Places
My experience dealing with DailyRazor has been perfect! Hosting performance is great. They provide RAID-10 hard drives which means 4 disks are combined, mirrored and striped for extra level of data protection - this results in 4 times faster read and 2 times faster write speeds. Very few hosts offer this. I highly recommend their hosting services and few of my friends have already signed on.read more
Chris Weaver
Chris Weaver
I love their cPanel control panel software which allows me to do everything I need to maintain my website without having to call tech support or open a support ticket. Unlike other web hosts, when these guys say they offer 24/7 support, they really do. On several occasions, I've had to use their live chat support and the level of service is amazing with most issues resolve live while chatting with the technician.Apart from the occasional downtime for an hour or less when they are doing scheduled maintenance, I don't have any qualms with these folks. Price wise they are great, I have their Pro plan which allows me to host unlimited websites.Overall, a DailyRazor is a solid web host and I recommend them for anyone looking for a low cost web hosting with reliable support.read more
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Elizabeth Stuart
Simply put, DailyRazor is top notch. Having used several hosting companies over the past 10 days, I find that DailyRazor is miles ahread in service offerings, uptime availability and technical support.I've been using them for over 1 year now and I'm very pleased with the level of service they offer.They are always quick to provide the latest technologies and options which are a deal breaker for me. For example, they quickly starting offering PHP 7.2 as stoon as it become stable and provided Let's Encrypt in their free SSL certificate offering - this for me was impressive. It shows me that the company is up to date with latest technology trends and keeping abreast with what's going on..As long as DailyRazor keeps on doing what they've been doing for the past many years (which is providing high quality service and great customer support), they can always count on me and my friends as customers.read more
Jackson Mccabe
Jackson Mccabe
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Lily Shmidth
Lily Shmidth
They really does good job!I have been using Dailyrazor services for last three months now. I am really satisfied with them only problem is that they don't allow Bandwidth purchases as add on, instead we have to buy a new service plan, looks like that is what i have to do. But apart from these I am very satisfied with them.. They really does good job, almost like a dedicated server for me.. I am currently running my site as my main domain with quite a lot traffic of almost 60k unique and page view of more than 200k.read more
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Judi Butts
I have more than 10 years of experience in developing and hosting websites and applications using different types of technologies, but this is the first time I deal with such a great web hosting provider like DailyRazor host. Very professional and advanced dashboard, latest cPanel, impressive support, reasonable price, and very efficient servers. Great value for money and many packages to suit individual needs.read more
John Musselman
John Musselman
It is just a great host, i started using it and it has been great for me. I'd recommend Dailyrazor to pretty much anyone... small website owners and large ones.Great prices and great reliability. I must add that their cheap hosting is much faster than regular hosting I'd used before I chose this host.read more
TaTo Xuyen
TaTo Xuyen
I am a happy customer and I decided to write a feedback about my hosting experience. Dailyrazor customer service is absolutely great. Not that you need to use it that often! But lightning quick replies and a very proactive, friendly, helpful attitude. Double Thumbs up!read more
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The DailyRazor Web Hosting Advantage!

Why choose DailyRazor for your hosting your website, blog or online store? Over 100,000 websites, blogs and online stores around the world trust DailyRazor to provide superior web hosting.

We’ve been at this since 2004! That’s over 15 Years web hosting industry experience along with an experienced team of talented software engineers, network administrators, web developers and designers to provide unparalleled support for your website, blog or online store.

In addition, we guarantee our service! If you’re not 100% satisfied with the level of service provided, you are covered under our 30 Days Money Back Guarantee and 90 Days Satisfaction Guarantee.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Change your mind? Cancel within 30 days and get full refund no questions asked.

90 Days Satisfaction Guarantee

Not 100% satisfied? Cancel within 90 days for refund no questions asked.

FREE Migration

Let our experts help move your site over to DailyRazor for free in most cases.

FREE Website Builder

Build an amazing website under few minutes using our top rated website builder.

FAST SERVERS

High-speed and powerful servers with direct connect to major global upstream providers.

SECURITY

Expert 24/7 monitoring and intrusion detection at our stateof-the-art data centers.

AVAILABILITY

High-Availability architecture and robust platform ensuring 99.9% uptime guarantee.

SUPPORT

24/7/365 exceptional support team that will go above and beyond their call of duty!

Award Winning Java Web Hosting Provider

With numerous awards since 2004, one may begin to wonder if there’s a secret to our formula. Not really. It’s quite simple – customer satisfaction! We believe that each and every one of our customers MUST be happy with the service they are receiving. If not, we go back to the basics and make sure they are by doing whatever needs to be done. This has earned us numerous awards and accolades over the past 15 years as one of the top website hosting provider in the industry.

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Java Developer Friendly Hosting on Tomcat Server

Web hosting features that gives your Java web application superior performance.

Windows Reseller Hosting

Web developers love DailyRazor! For over 15 years now we’ve supported the latest and popular web development technologies across multiple platforms.

WordPress developers love us. Java developers loves us! ASP.NET developers love us. ColdFusion developers love us! PHP developers love us! Ruby on Rails developers love us! Python developers love us! Node.js developers love us! Joomla developers love us! And many more!

And you will love us. Our wide-array of solutions for several web development technologies sets us apart from the rest making us the best!

ColdFusion Hosting

You can be rest assured that our web hosting infrastructure is designed for high availability ensuring 99.9% uptime availability of your web application to the global Internet.

Our speed optimized servers are load balanced and never overloaded thus providing you with peace of mind knowing very well you’re in good hands.

ColdFusion Hosting

Hacking is real. Website malware is real. Beware of web hosts that offer obscurity as a form of security.

With tens of thousands of websites hacked and defaced daily, we take security very serious.

Hence why our enhanced security provides expert monitoring and intrusion detection 24/7/365.

ColdFusion Hosting

Take advantage of our complimentary migration today to transfer your website over to DailyRazor. Just relax and let our experienced engineers do all the work and get you up and running on a faster hosting experience.

Our complimentary migration service is a way of saying thank you for entrusting us with your website. And we don’t take this trust lightly as we will work meticulously to ensure a smooth migration with zero or minimal downtime.

Developers' Paradise
Windows Reseller Hosting

Web developers love DailyRazor! For over 15 years now we’ve supported the latest and popular web development technologies across multiple platforms.

WordPress developers love us. Java developers loves us! ASP.NET developers love us. ColdFusion developers love us! PHP developers love us! Ruby on Rails developers love us! Python developers love us! Node.js developers love us! Joomla developers love us! And many more!

And you will love us. Our wide-array of solutions for several web development technologies sets us apart from the rest making us the best!

High Availability
ColdFusion Hosting

You can be rest assured that our web hosting infrastructure is designed for high availability ensuring 99.9% uptime availability of your web application to the global Internet.

Our speed optimized servers are load balanced and never overloaded thus providing you with peace of mind knowing very well you’re in good hands.

Enhanced Security
ColdFusion Hosting

Hacking is real. Website malware is real. Beware of web hosts that offer obscurity as a form of security.

With tens of thousands of websites hacked and defaced daily, we take security very serious.

Hence why our enhanced security provides expert monitoring and intrusion detection 24/7/365.

Complimentary Free Site Migration
ColdFusion Hosting

Take advantage of our complimentary migration today to transfer your website over to DailyRazor. Just relax and let our experienced engineers do all the work and get you up and running on a faster hosting experience.

Our complimentary migration service is a way of saying thank you for entrusting us with your website. And we don’t take this trust lightly as we will work meticulously to ensure a smooth migration with zero or minimal downtime.

Looking for Java Hosting on Java Cloud VPS Environment?

If you need more server processing power for your Java web application, we do offer affordable yet powerful Java Cloud VPS hosting servers that gives you more flexibility and options.

If you’re looking to run more powerful J2EE application servers or applications such as WildFly, Glassfish, LifeRay, etc. check out our Java Cloud VPS offers.

Our Java Cloud VPS servers are self-managed and give you root access for total control and complete management. Thus you can configure the server as you see fit and install any application stack you need.

Likewise, if you need our assistance with configuring your custom Java Cloud VPS to your unique needs, our support team is available 24/7.

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The Most Secured and Fastest Web Apps Run On DailyRazor!

Security and fast performance are very important factors when it comes to the success of your website, blog or online store.

And at DailyRazor, we’ve taken extra steps to implement tight security protocols as well as server optimization and caching techniques to ensure your website, blog or online store performs at optimal level.

It’s time you take your website, blog or online store web hosting to the next level!

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Java Hosting Overview

Let’s take a quick look at the Java hosting eco-system and get acquainted with some of the basics.

First of all, people often confuse Java and JavaScript. While JavaScript is a client-side scripting language, Java on the other hand is a back-end application programming language that enables dynamic and database-driven content.

As such Java hosting is a web hosting solution offered by Java web host to host and deliver your Java web application on the Internet.

This is accomplished by the careful configuration and set up different software stacks such as a the Operating System, Web Server, Application Server, and Database Server.

In addition, these software stacks are located in one or more physical machines that is connected 24/7/365 to the Internet to ensure high availability.

Other applications such as Email, FTP (File Transfer Protocol), Security, as well as many others are configured to ensure seamless operation of services.

What does Java mean?

Next, what is Java? As you may or may not know, Java is a computer programming language. A very popular computer programming language developed by James Gosling and his team at Sun Microsystems back in the mid 1990s.

Technically, Java is regarded as a high-level language due to the fact that humans can easily read and write Java code. However, this high-level code needs to be translated into binary codes for computers to interpret and execute.

Notably, Java was designed to be platform-independent. As such Java’s mantra is Write once, run anywhere (WORA). This is accomplished because Java runs on a Virtual Machine, known as the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).

That high-level Java code that humans can read and write is compiled into byte code for the JVM. This byte code then runs on the JVM container thus giving Java the ability to work on different platforms; since the Operating Systems are abstracted away and all you have to do is make sure that your code words with the JVM.

Generally, most Java web applications are written to be J2EE/J2SE compliant using Java Server Pages (JSP) and Java Servlets to enable JSP hosting and Java Servlets hosting.

Furthermore, there are wide range of Java web development frameworks such as Spring MVC, JSF, Struts, etc that Java developers can use in developing their Java web applications.

What is Java Server Pages (JSP)?

JSP technology is an offset of Java and a server-side programming language that allows you create Java web applications that are dynamic, database-driven and platform independent.

It’s allows for the inclusion of Java code and certain predefined actions into a web markup language such as HTML or XML. The resulting page is then compiled and executed on the server side.

Also, a JSP can be thought as a high-level abstraction of Java Servlets since they are translated into servlets at runtime.

When using JSP you do get access to the entire set of Java APIs as well as JDBC APIs to access databases locally and remotely. And like any Java applications, JSP are executed inside the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).

How to Choose the Best Java Web Host

A Java web developer’s web hosting server reflects his or her work! Let’s fact it, you have worked very hard to write the best optimal Java codes for your web app.

Now it’s time to connect that awesome web app to the million of users waiting for consume it. And you do this by deploying it on optimal Java web hosting servers that are fast, secure and reliable.

In addition it’s important to take the following aspects into consideration when considering Java web hosts:

Type of Java Web Hosting Environments

When it comes to hosting a Java web application, there are several options available to you and we’re going to take a look at some of them.

1. Shared Hosting Environment

A shared hosting environment is one in which you’re sharing the same physical server resources with other users.

And by server resources, you’re basically sharing the server’s memory, processor, hard drives, bandwidth, etc.

Shared hosting environments provide a cost-effective and entry level option for emerging Java applications. However, there are some pros and cons. Let’s take a look at some:
Pros:

  • They are managed environment as such everything comes configured which means you don’t need to have technical server configuration and administration skills.
  • Several users on the servers means you don’t have to pay for the whole server yourself. As such you can experience great cost savings by going the shared route
  • Server is constantly maintained and regular hardware, software, security, etc patches and updates applied without you evening noticing.

Cons:

  • Lack of dedicated resources. Sharing resource can sometimes limit how much resource is available to your application especially if you’re application needs a lot of resource like Java Virtual Memory (JVM).
  • If another application on the shared server is overloading the server, other applications may see their performance degrade. However this is greatly reduced by opting for a Private Tomcat shared hosting plan with Private JVM Heap

2. Virtual Private Servers Environment

A virtual private server (VPS) is similar to a shared hosting environment. But it is in fact a virtual machine that runs a copy of the operating system software and has dedicated resources such as memory, cpu and disk space.

These dedicated resources are solely for the customer using the VPS and those resources are guaranteed level of service.

You can expect better level of performance for your Java application on a VPS when compared to share hosting environment. However, let’s look at some of the pros and cons:
Pros:

  • You have root access to the VPS and can custom configure any software stack you see fit. A shared hosting environment doesn’t normally allow such flexibility.
  • You get dedicated resource levels across server memory, processor, disk space and bandwidth.
  • Ability to scale the virtual machine and add more resources as your needs grow.

Cons:

  • VPS are self managed which means you’re responsible to setting up, configuring, maintaining and administering the server
  • If you’re not a systems administrator, you need to hire one which can greatly increase operating costs
  • If you don’t have the requisite expertise to manage a virtual machine, it’s easily prone to DDoS and getting hacked.

Things to consider in a Java Hosting Provider

There are several things to consider when searching for a Java hosting provider to ensure you get the right environment for your Java based web application.

1. Java (J2EE/J2SE) Support

It’s very important to ensure the hosting provider supports Java NOT JavaScript. JavaScript is a client-side scripting language. By client-side, it means JavaScript is executed on the browser and as such every browser supports it.

So you have to confirm that you can run your JSP, Spring MVC, JSF, Apache Struts, Hibernate, LifeRay, etc. Java web application on their advertised Java web hosting offers.

2. Java Application Container

What Java application container do they offer? Most J2EE/J2SE Java applications will run well on a Tomcat application container. While some may need access to specific J2EE features and require J2EE specific applications such as WildFly, GlassFish, etc.

It’s important you verify all these to make sure you’re getting the right solution.

3. Private Tomcat or Shared Tomcat?

When considering Java web host providers for your Java application you may often see terms of Shared Tomcat, Private Tomcat, Private JVM, Shared JVM, PermGen, etc.

Here’s a brief on each of these technologies so that you can make an informed decision:

What is Tomcat?

Tomcat is a Java application container used in serving JSP and Java Servlets on the Internet. It’s an open source application container developed by the Apache Software Foundation.

Private Tomcat

In shared Java hosting environments, having a Private Tomcat means that the Java hosting provider is giving you a dedicated Tomcat application server on the shared environment.

This give you more reliability since you’re not sharing the Tomcat server with other users; and you can stop/start your Tomcat server at anytime of your choosing via the control panel or secure shell.

Additionally, with Private Tomcat comes private/dedicated Java Virtual Machine. This means that you get a dedicated JVM heap size at the minimum 512Mb to ensure your Java web application runs smoothly with minimal interruptions unlike often witnessed in Shared Tomcat environments.

Shared Tomcat

On the other hand, you can opt for a Shared Tomcat if you’re Java web application is not mission critical and you have budget restraints.

But it’s worth noting that Shared Tomcat is not as reliable as Private Tomcat. With Shared Tomcat, you’re on the same Tomcat instance with several other users.

For example, if User A makes an update to their Java application and requests Tomcat restart, all application on that Shared Tomcat will go offline while the Tomcat server is being restarted!

4. Java Virtual Memory (JVM) Heap Size

With Private Tomcat on shared Java hosting environment, you get a private JVM Heap size. Which means that you can be rest assured that the stated JVM Heap size is allocated to your Tomcat and web application. This of course improves your application’s performance and reliability.

Whereas, with Shared Tomcat you get a shared JVM Heap size. Not so reliable. But if you’re testing things out or still in development, you may opt for this option and keep your costs low.

5. PermGen Space

In brief, the JVM heap memory is structured into regions, called generations and there is also some separate heap space called permanent generation.

Some Java objects are stored in this generation space permanently as well as class definitions and static instances. So it’s important to have enough PermGen space in order to avoid the dreaded OutOfMemoryError: PermGen Space error message.

So it’s important to have a good amount of PermGen. Most Java web hosts will give you higher JVM Heap size but greatly limit your PermGen so bear this mind.

Conclusion

We hope this brief introduction to Java Hosting overview gives you a better idea of what the Java language is and how go about getting your Java-based web application hosted on the Internet. If you’re looking for assistance with hosting your Java web application, please don’t hesitate to email our Java hosting support team at support@dailyrazor.com or by clicking on the chat button at the bottom right hand corner of your screen to chat live with a representative.

Goodluck!!!