Posted by n_alex
on August 26, 2005 at 1:13 PM PDT
It's nearly impossible to find the "perfect fit" for Java web hosting. All kinds of hosting companies provide "Java support", but they charge too much for WAY too little, and the important features are all wrong. So, I put the question before the public: if a guy were looking to host a SnipSnap on Tomcat and have his own JVM, where's the best place to do this?
Here's a short list of general features I'm looking for, sorted by priority:
* Tomcat 5 (what sane person would pay for tomcat 4?)
* Dedicated JVM
* MySQL Database
* 200 - 500 MB disk space
* At least 2048 MB of bandwidth per month, though I doubt I'll need it.
* SSL Certs available
* At least 1 primary domain
* n Subdomains (not rocket science, here)
* Raw log access
* SSH / SCP / SFTP access for posting files.
At the price that some hosting providers charge for the above, I'd be better off to relax a little on uptime expectations, buy one of those sweet Mac Minis for a web server, load a basic environment into it and throw some money at a friend for a static IP and tell him to use the machine as a bookend. Does this sound familiar to the rest of you? Why is Java web hosting so poorly represented, or did I miss some brilliant dev mecca?
Please feel free to post suggestions, comments and flames below.