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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
  • …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

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


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*** 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.

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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.

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Brianne Ball
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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.

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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 Tomcat 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.

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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.

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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!

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ColdFusion Hosting

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tomcat Hosting Overview

Many have heard of web hosting. Most have heard of WordPress hosting. And, some have heard of Java hosting. However, few have heard of Tomcat hosting. But, Tomcat is all around us and powers some of the most popular websites on the Internet like Meetup.com, Alibaba.com, Zillow.com, LinkedIn.com, GotoMeeting.com, and many others.

So what is Tomcat hosting? How does Tomcat fit into the scheme of things in the web hosting space? Let’s take a look and get you a little bit more acquainted in case you’re not.

What is Apache Tomcat Web Hosting

Tomcat is a Java Servlet and Java Server Pages (JSP) container. Wow, what does that actually mean? Well, let’s start by defining a Java Servlet.

In simple terms, a Servlet is a component that is part of a Java software with the main purpose of extending a Server. In order words, it’s a Java class that basically responds to HTTP network requests. Servlets are usually employed when implementing Java web applications as well as Java web frameworks (such as Struts) with a higher level of abstraction.

Furthermore, Servlets need a servlet container to run in, and the servlet container handles the networking aspect of everything. Tomcat is one of the most popular servlet containers out there. It’s opensource, and it’s free!

Next, JSP stands for JavaServer Pages and can be thought of as a complementary technology to Java Servlet. JSP enables the combination of dynamic and static contents in a web application.

Now, once you’ve developed a Java Servlet or JSP based web application, you need a Tomcat container to make that web application available to users on the Internet. And this is where Tomcat hosting is needed to serve the website application to its intended users.

Background Information on Tomcat Server Hosting

Let’s take a quick look at some background information and history of Tomcat. Although often referred to as a Server, Tomcat is indeed a Java Servlet container as already mentioned. It was developed by the Apache Software Foundation and implements several Java EE specifications including Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages (JSP), WebSocket and Java EL.

In fact, it can also be thought of as a Java HTTP web server for the execution of Java codes. Tomcat consists of several components namely:

1. Catalina

Catalina is Tomcat’s servlet container that implements the Servlets and JSP specifications.

2. Coyote

While Coyote is Tomcat’s connector component that supports HTTP 1.1 protocol thus enabling Tomcat to act as a web server by allowing Catalina to serve other files such as HTML, XML documents over HTTP.

3. Jasper

Then you have Jasper which is Tomcat’s main JSP engine that parses and compiles JSP files into Java code (i.e. servlets) which then can be handled by Catalina.

4. Cluster

When dealing with a large enterprise application, the Cluster component is employed for load balancing.

5. High Availability

The high availability feature ensures that web applications hosted Tomcat are made available through temporary routing to other servers in the event of systems maintenance and updates.

6. Web Application

The Web App component provides support for cross-environment deployment as well as session management across a given network.

Benefits of Tomcat Hosting for Java Web Apps

Web hosting on Tomcat server has its benefits when compared to other servlet containers such as Jetty, GlassFish, Payara, Apache Geronimo, etc.

Let’s look at some of those benefits for your information.

1. Security

Tomcat affords several implementation options that can enhance the overall security of the web application. For example, Tomcat can be placed behind an extra layer of firewall or demilitarized zone (DMZ); and can only accept incoming (HTTP, SSH or FTP) requests from specific Apache installation with certain IPs.

2. Flexiblility

It might as well be called Tomcat – The Flexible. Tomcat’s lightweight gives it many configuration options as well as a range of extension available to it. This simply means you can run Tomcat anyhow you see fit to meet your objectives. You can bundle it up within an application, you can run it standalone, your choice. Also, being an open-source server, you can get right under the hood and change things around as you see fit.

3. Open Source

Tomcat is not proprietary; it’s open-source and freely available to anyone to download and use. This opens up huge possibilities that are only limited by our imagination. You can literally do anything to improve and advance the server.

4. Stability

Tomcat server hosting is a highly stable and proven Java application hosting platform with over 20 years track record. Also, the Tomcat application container runs independent of the Apache web server thus ensuring the web server is always up and available even if Tomcat experiences any downtime.

5. Lightweight

Tomcat was designed from the ground up to be lightweight, and at the same time support many JavaEE specifications. It loads quickly when compared to other application servers and offers lightning-fast redeploy time. Thus this ensures you experience much faster development and deploy cycle.

Choosing the Best Tomcat Hosting Provider

When it comes to selecting the best Tomcat hosting provider, there are several things to bear in mind and consider carefully. Let’s take a look at some of them:

1. Availability Multiple & Latest Tomcat Versions Support

It’s very important that choose a Tomcat web hosting provider that offer multiple Tomcat versions, as well as the latest available stable version. This is important because sometimes your Java code may not deploy properly on a given Tomcat version. Thus the need to quickly change version and redeploy.

2. Multiple & Latest Java (JDK) Versions

Some Java versions function with specific Tomcat version, and some don’t. So it’s also important to ensure the Tomcat hosting company provides multiple Java version. You can visit here for the list of current Java versions.

3. Availability of Private Tomcat Hosting Option

It’s best to host your Java web application on a private Tomcat hosting installation instead of a shared one. Having a private Tomcat gives your Java web application better stability and availability. Sometimes when a WAR file is deployed, Tomcat may need to be restarted.

And during such restart (no matter how long or short it takes), the Tomcat instance is down as well as the Java web application running on it. Now, can you imagine being on shared Tomcat with constant user requests for Tomcat restart? Private Tomcat hosting is definitely the way to go!

4. Availability of Shared Tomcat Hosting Option

Although private Tomcat is the recommended approach for hosting production Java web applications, there may instances you may need a shared Tomcat environment. For example, if the web application is still in development, and you have budgetary constraints during development.

In such a situation, a shared Tomcat environment can do the trick; so it’s advisable you partner with a Tomcat hoster that can deliver a shared Tomcat environment.

5. Private & Extendable JVM Heap Size

When running on a private Tomcat, you need to have a private JVM as well. JVM stands for Java Virtual Machine and you can read all about it here. Also, make sure that you can increase your JVM heap if need be.

However, if you’re using a shared Tomcat, there’s no need for a private JVM because the shared Tomcat will come with shared JVM by default.

6. Private & Extendable PermGen Space

The PermGen space available to your Java web application should be private with the option to increase it on demand. Here’s a good resource that gives you more information on PermGen.

7. Tomcat Manager

The best Tomcat hosting should come bundled with Tomcat Manager. Tomcat Manager is a lightweight application monitoring tool that enables you to quickly deploy, undeploy and reload your Java web applications without the need to shut down the Tomcat servlet container.

8. Integrated Control Panel

Equally important is having a web hosting control panel that allows you to manage and administer your entire website. Through the web hosting control panel, you’ll be able to perform administrative tasks such as but not limited to creating databases, FTP accounts, email accounts, viewing web statistics, etc.

9. SSH Access

SSH stands for Secure Shell is vital for the discerning Java web developer. It provides you with command line Interface to perform critical application management functions such as Tomcat start, stop, WAR file deployment, etc. It’s important your work with a Tomcat web hosting provider that allows SSH access without unreasonable restrictions.

10. Option to Scale to VPS

Finally, you need to have the option to scale to a VPS (Virtual Private Server) as your Java web application’s needs grow. A Tomcat web host that ensures such scale is seamless with little or no downtime is a partner of choice worth choosing.

11. Tomcat and MySQL Hosting

MySQL is one of the most popular (if not the most) database management systems out there for web application development. It’s very popular among PHP, Python and Java web developers alike. So it’s important to make sure that the Apache Tomcat hosting providers support MySQL hosting as well.

Conclusion

We hope you found the above points useful in your search for an appropriate Tomcat server hosting environment. If you have any questions or need any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing support@dailyrazor.com OR you can chat live with one of our Tomcat specialists by clicking on the Live Chat button on the bottom right of your screen.