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From Paul Taylor <>
Subject Re: Please recommend a Low Cost Tomcat Hosting platform
Date Fri, 07 Jan 2005 15:36:32 GMT
Review of

I made the mistake of selecting a Shared VM trial thinking I could get 
way with it but I couldnt.
I managed to get my basic application running, although deployment was a 
very hit a and miss affair, Tomcat Manager didnt work properly  and I 
didnt receive satisfactory explanations of what was going on. But I 
wanted to implement database connection pooling and changes to the 
tomcat logging and this was not possible so I requested an upgrade to a 
trial to a private JVM, but was told only one trial per customer is allowed.

At least they give a free trial but Im checking out and deciding on someone else to try.


Mark Benussi wrote:

> Let me know how you get on Paul, and feel free to let them know I 
> referred you ; )
> As a tip I would recommend the following:
> If you have any custom XMl with external DTD then ask them to make 
> sure your account has external access to retrieve the DTD's (They 
> don't do this by default). Also if you need SSL ask them now as they 
> need to do some specifics with your host IP address.
> Cheers,
> Mark Benussi
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: Paul Taylor <>
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> To:
> CC: Tomcat Users List <>
> Subject: Re: Please recommend a Low Cost Tomcat Hosting platform
> Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2005 16:26:40 +0000
> I've taken a look at the recommended options and this is my view from 
> looking at the Websites provided.
> 1. WebConnexions has very little information regarding JSPs (there is 
> only one question regarding Java on Support) and the pricing ids 
> unfairly skewed to be cheaper for US accounts. Im a bit dubious about 
> it because I have already signed up with a supposed Java Host and 
> found it lacking.
> 2. MythicBeasts is very flexible but would require me to deal with the 
> administration of the whole machine which isnt something I really want 
> todo, having deployed by application I want to just leave it be as 
> much as possible.
> 3. NameOnTheNet looks promising, they only seem to do Java Hosting and 
> there is alot of support information and they are based in the UK so I 
> think I might give them a try.
> 4. AssortedInternet look OK, but they seem to cover so many different 
> types of hosting I am unsure of how important Java Hosting is, also 
> based in US.
> Paul Taylor wrote:
>> Hi
>> I have a Tomcat 4 Application ready to deploy as a WAR. It uses 
>> database pooling to connect to a MYSQL database. I recently selected 
>> a Tomcat hosting platform to deploy my application but the deployment 
>> is non -standard you have to copy various parts of the WAR to 
>> different locations which dont match the standard deployment and it 
>> doesnt use database pooling to connect to MYSQL. I have been unable 
>> to get my application to run on it because these issues.
>> This is not a high performance website and I do not need/cannot 
>> afford a dedicated server I just want to easily be able to deploy my 
>> application.
>> I am based in the UK so a UK/English Speaking host would be preferable.
>> Could anyone recommend a hostthat provides this straight forward 
>> deployment facilities.
>> Thanks paul
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