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From "Schalk" <>
Subject RE: [OT] JSP/Servlet Hosting
Date Mon, 07 Jun 2004 08:27:33 GMT
Hey there


I am getting a little concerned about Java's position as far as a
development language for the web. The reason I say this is because trying to
find good, reliable hosting at a competitive price, by competitive I mean
against the price of hosting PHP based sites, is almost impossible. You
either have a situation where the company claims to support Tomcat but then
only allows JSP's or they allow both JSP's and Servlets but not
servlet-mappings via web.xml.


The there are the companies who do claim to provide full support on VPS
plans but when it comes to getting Apache and Tomcat properly set-up things
go pear shaped and the whole thing falls apart. Finally when one does find a
company that meets all the criteria the price is usually at least $200+
above what the same site would cost to host if it was written in PHP. No
weird configurations or big name enterprise application server are included
in these plans.


Can anyone shed some light on this issue or am I to understand that PHP
should be your standard web development language and Java should only be
used for HUGE enterprise type application development?


Kind Regards

Schalk Neethling

Web Developer.Designer.Programmer.President



Tel: +27125468436

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