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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Tomcat: Excessive drain on resource?
Date Tue, 02 Dec 2008 15:50:51 GMT
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Mark,

Mark Thomas wrote:
> hdisgr8 wrote:
>> Hi.
>>
>> I would like our hosting company to host a server which needs Tomcat.
>> Apparently Tomcat is not supported as the hosting company found it to be an
>> 'excessive drain on resource'. What might they mean by this?
> 
> One or more of:
>  - they are clueless and you need to find a better hosting company
>  - their previous customers were clueless and wrote inefficient web
> applications
>  - their previous customers were clueless and used up significant amount of
> support time with Tomcat configuration questions
>  - they don't want the overhead of supporting another technology
>  - ...

I would add that many hosting companies these days are selling VM-based
services with small memory spaces. You just can't run a decent J2EE app
on 64MB of (total) memory, while running a PHP-based app in that same
space just might work.

- -chris
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