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Java Hosting on Tomcat

Tomcat-based Java hosting for Java code, combined with the power and convenience of the Cloud to provide complete control, easy management and full redundancy.

Built with Servlets and JSPs, Spring MVC framework, Hibernate, Struts, Sitemesh, and You. Hosting Java websites has never been that easy!

30 day refund guarantee
Tomcat Entry Plan
Tomcat Medium Plan
Large Tomcat Hosting Plan

* Monthly price if you pre-pay for 3 years, which includes 40% discount.

Java Cloud Hosting Powered

The Power of the Cloud

Managed Java hosting plans on SSD storage. Our fast Cloud platform provides unique stability and redundancy, ensuring hardware failure won’t bring your Java application offline.

Tomcat Web Hosting with Java support

Tomcat Hosting

The experts at JavaPipe have introduced a hosting solution that delivers the benefits of a shared hosting environment with the control, resources, and performance of a dedicated solution to host Java apps.

Servlet Cloud stack

Flexible & Easy to Use

JavaPipe gives you full access to your Apache Tomcat container. You can upload JARs to your classpath, deploy WAR files, JSP, and start and stop your Tomcat container anytime.

We’ve been with JavaPipe since 2008. During this period, the company has consistently provided reliable, high-quality, and super responsive customer service around the clock. In my experience, companies in this space are rarely able to maintain good customer service during growth spurts. JavaPipe is the exception and is indicative of the team’s commitment to quality and customer happiness. They feel more like a business partner than just a hosting provider.

Derek Mitchell

CEO, Verdiseno Inc.

Fast Tomcat Server Deployment

Deploy in Minutes

We value your time. Once the order is approved, your hosting package will be automatically deployed and configured. Usually, the entire process doesn’t take more than 30 minutes.

SSD (solid state drive) storage for all plans

Fast SSD Drives

Speed is of the essence in business. Your Java application will run faster than ever on high-performance solid state drives (SSD).

Many Hosting Locations

Multiple Geo Locations

Choose from one of many of our premium hosting locations including San Francisco, New York, and Amsterdam.

MySQL Database Server support with MariaDB

Secure & Fast MySQL

We offer MariaDB with our cloud hosting plans, which ensures great security, compatibility with traditional MySQL and extraordinary performance when utilizing the XtraDB storage engine.

Web Hosting Control Panel SiteWorx

SiteWorx Control Panel

Easily manage your domain, e-mail, subdomains and PHP application within your SiteWorx control panel at any time without having to contact customer support.

Apache Tomcat Versions

Tomcat Java Hosting

We provide a vanilla Tomcat installation (version 6, 7, 8 or 10), ensuring that Java development on your desktop can safely be deployed to the cloud hosting platform.

Oracle Java SDK & JDK versions

Oracle Sun JDK

Performance, versatility, portability, and security that today’s Java-based applications require.

Versions: Java 6, 7, 8 and 10

24/7 Support by experts

Expert Support

Since 2001 the hosting and IT services provider JavaPipe has provided universally praised support, delivered by expert engineers with a passion for IT.

Java Hosting Features Comparison

FeatureEntry PlanMedium PlanLarge Plan
SiteWorx Control PanelYesYesYes
Private Tomcat InstallationYesYesYes
Dedicated JVM Memory (RAM)128-2048MB128-2048MB128-2048MB
SSD Storage5GB10GB20GB
Monthly Data Transfer200GB500GB1000GB
MySQL DatabasesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
SSH & SFTP AccessYesYesYes
Daily Off-site BackupsYesYesYes
Hot WAR DeploymentYesYesYes
JDNI & JDBCYesYesYes
Java Framework SupportYesYesYes
Alias DomainsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
SubdomainsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
E-Mail AccountsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
CronjobsYesYesYes
SSL/HTTPS SupportYesYesYes
Spam & Virus FiltrationYesYesYes
WebmailYesYesYes
PHP 5.6YesYesYes
Visitor StatisticsYesYesYes
Custom Error PagesYesYesYes
E-Mail ForwardingYesYesYes
E-Mail Auto ResponderYesYesYes
E-Mail CatchallYesYesYes
Git ClientYesYesYes
Free SSL CertificateYesYesYes
CloudFlare CDN SupportYesYesYes

Production-Grade Java Hosting Solutions

JavaPipe is an old hand at enterprise-level Java and VPS hosting, our specialty being Java hosting with MySQL (using MariaDB) on an OpenStack Cloud platform with anytime money-back gurantee during the first month, which many Java hosting providers and Java hosts don’t offer.

The underlying operating system is based on Linux, because Linux guarantees stability, a high level of performance and latest Java technologies. We like to think that our solution is easier to manage than other hosting solutions, such as VPS hosting or dedicated servers (although we do offer VPS plans as well).

While there are many ways to skin a (tom)cat, we like to think our way is the right way, which is why we offer a no questions asked money back guarantee.

We have thousands of satisfied customers who are choosing to host their apps’ content with us and a passion for constantly improving our services, their features, and their uptime. Our hosting reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

Our goal is to provide you with the best affordable JSP hosting services and additional options for your Java app through our specialized Java Tomcat 7, 8 and 9 hosting on a redundant SSD cloud platform with private JVM.

Most Java web hosts provide only shared JVM and common hard disk space and low bandwidth, which comes with many restrictions and often a questionable uptime, while with a private JVM on a shared server you get a vanilla Tomcat installation which you can do with whatever you want.

A powerful private Tomcat instance has many advantages over a shared Tomcat container and we don’t only recommend it for Java developers, but for anyone who wants to host Java-based web sites. You have complete control online over the whole installation and are able to run any framework and Java program.

Apache Tomcat is the most popular and widely used implementation of the Java Servlet specification on the open-source market today to host Java Servlets.

Originally developed by Sun Microsystems, known as Jakarta and was donated to the Apache Software Foundation in 1999, Apache has continued to develop and improve upon its feature set and stability. It became the most popular solution for hosting code written in the Java programming language (not to confuse with JavaScript).

It is made up of several components and features, the main three being Catalina that supplies the Servlet container, Coyote for the HTTP connector and Jasper, the JSP (JavaServer Pages) engine. Tomcat server hosting is a more flexible type than other Java servers, such as Glassfish or JBoss hosting.

Supported Tomcat and JDK Versions

JavaPipe’s Java platform supports three versions: 6.0.x, 7.0.x, 8.x and 9.0.x along with Oracle Java SDK 1.6, 1.7 and 1.8. JVM heap size and perm gen are selectable during the order process. That’s more flexibility than any other Java web host provides.

You’re in Control

You and your Java applications will appreciate the flexibility of our JSP hosting solution as well as its small price.

You can run any compatible Java Framework by adding the framework specific JARs to the Classpath. You can stop and start the Servlet container at any time via command line using the ./shutdown.sh and ./startup.sh commands.

We also provide a web-based control within your SiteWorx control panel with all packages, that allows you to stop and start your container via GUI (Graphical User Interface). It’s a better alternative to what cPanel or a dedicated server offers. You contol when and how your Java program will run.

What You Can Do With Our Java Web Hosting

Our cheap Java server hosting supports a variety of frameworks including but not limited to:

  • Servlets and JSPs (JavaServer Pages)
  • Spring MVC Framework
  • Hibernate
  • Struts
  • Sitemesh
  • Grails
  • GWT
  • JSF
  • Play
  • Vaadin
  • Wicket
  • …and more!

You can install nearly anything within your Classpath, the most popular being the Spring framework. We will be happy to accommodate you should you need assistance with other frameworks.

A Global Cloud Platform for Hosting Your Java Web Applications

We have taken our traditional JSP hosting to the cloud, which we consider the best web hosting backbone available today. Hosting Java applications has never been that easy, although not many hosting companies actually offer support for Java programs.

All our servers are virtualized and run from shared SSD storage for maximum I/O with the best possible performance in mind.

Each web hosting plan includes your own out-of-the-box Tomcat container with an allocation of dedicated memory for your JVM heap and permanent generation space.

As part of your package, you will have your own SiteWorx control panel for managing simple applications such as email accounts, FTP and databases.

While Tomcat includes an integrated web server, we utilize the Apache HTTP web server to serve the pages through port 80 using mod_jk and Apache’s Coyote connector.

Apache HTTP web server can be customized to handle static files or run PHP separately in lieu of your Java application. This means you can combine this with WordPress hosting and other PHP-based parts of your website.

Will My Website Work on Port 80?

Yes, of course! Once you have entered our nameservers for your domain to point to our server and it has propagated fully, it will work with port 80.

The preview link with a special port number that we provide to you in your setup email is only to be used until your domain name begins working. Afterward, you no longer need to provide that special port in the URL.

Tomcat Administrator Access

Administrator is a web-based interface for configuring your container. It provides an easy way to setup webapps, context directories and manage your Realm settings.

Be very careful when using the Administrator, because it will overwrite your existing server.xml file. Do not change the port numbers or your site will stop working. We share administrator access with all our hosting packages.

Tomcat Manager Access

Manager is a web-based interface for monitoring your statistics. It also includes tools for deploying your WAR files and stopping and starting individual applications.

What Is Java?

To understand hosting for Java based websites, you have to understand Java. Java is a popular programming language used by more than 9 million developers worldwide. It’s come a long way since its introduction in 1995. Today, major companies like Amazon, Google, and eBay use Java in their site architecture. It’s hard to find a website that doesn’t use Java in some form or another.

Because Java supports both Linux and Windows-based hosting, it’s used to run everything from desktop sites, to Android mobile apps, to popular games like Minecraft. It’s also one of the easiest programming languages to learn, making it highly accessible and widespread.

What Is the Difference between Java and JavaScript?

It’s important to note that Java is commonly confused with another popular coding language called JavaScript, but the two couldn’t be any more different. One of the main differences is that JavaScript is a scripting language, not a programming language. This means that unlike Java, JavaScript codes do not need to be compiled before they run – instead, they’re interpreted by a browser. This makes JavaScript a far less portable and less compact language to use than Java.

What Is Java Supporting Web Hosting?

Web hosting is how sites are stored and made accessible on the Internet, and Tomcat hosting is web hosting that supports the Java programming language. Java tends to be best suited for Android apps, enterprise, and interactive content.

But there’s more to Java than just the code itself – web applications depend on many different Java-based technologies, including Java servlets, JavaServer Pages (JSP), and Java web containers. A good Java hosting provider should have all of these technologies already built into their server so that you can start hosting your Java web application immediately.

What is Apache Tomcat?

Tomcat is an open-source Servlet container for hosting Java code. To put it simply, a Servlet container provides the environment in which Java Servlets are executed and web page client requests are processed.

Since its initial release by the Apache Software Foundation in 1999, Tomcat has become an industry standard. The free software is used by companies like Wal-Mart, General Motors, E*Trade, and thousands of others around the world to host their Java applications.

While Tomcat isn’t the only open-source servlet container available, it is the most reliable, flexible, and secure. Because it’s open-source, it’s incredibly easy for developers to customize to meet their specific needs. The program’s long history of frequent updates has ensured its consistent stability, reliability, and security over the years.

How are Tomcat and Apache HTTP Web Server Different?

Apache Tomcat should not be confused with Apache HTTP Web Server. Apache HTTP Web Server generates static web content using the programming language C, while Tomcat generates dynamic web content and is written entirely in Java.

Types of Java Hosting

Finding the best Java hosting providers isn’t as easy as choosing any old web host that offers Tomcat support. There are different types of Java-based hosting to consider, and you’ll need to analyze your business’s needs to choose the best possible fit. The two main types you’ll want to know about before you begin your search are shared Tomcat hosting and private Tomcat hosting.

  • Shared Tomcat hosting: Means that your Java app shares one instance of Tomcat with several other clients. Because you’re all using the same installation of the program, no one can run any type of specialized framework, such as Spring or Hibernate, and there is no way to view server logs or restart the Tomcat web container. For these reasons, shared hosting is typically recommended for very small, simplistic Java applications.
  • Private Tomcat hosting: Here each client has access to their own private Tomcat installation. Because the program isn’t shared with others, you have full, uninhibited access to that instance of Tomcat in the same way that you would with a local Tomcat installation.

You’re able to run any compatible Java framework (like Spring or Hibernate) and configure the program in any way you’d like. You can also stop and start the servlet container at any time using the commands “./shutdown.sh” and “./startup.sh”. Private hosting is generally recommended for medium-sized businesses with more complex needs that require a certain level of flexibility.

There are even free Java web hosting services on the market, but you should never even consider those.

What’s the Best Java Hosting Option?

Now that you know the different types of solutions hosting companies who support Java code offer, you’re probably wondering which one is the best option for you.

While shared Java web hosting options tend to be less expensive by comparison, the freedom, power, and additional security of a private Tomcat plan is difficult to pass up. Shared Tomcat may be fine for small-scale projects, but private Tomcat installation is recommended for serious customers.

Private Tomcat hosting isn’t better just because it offers superior customization and control – some of the other advantages of private Tomcat are:

  • Availability: When you have your own instance of Tomcat, you don’t have to worry about other applications hogging the servlet container and slowing it down. The only Java app that will be running is your own.
  • Manager Access: You have full access to administrative and managerial functions, giving you full control over individual applications.
  • Easy Deployment: Using the management tools private Tomcat hosting provides, you can deploy WAR and JAR files quickly and efficiently through Tomcat Manager.
  • Flexibility: Private Tomcat hosting gives you the freedom to choose whichever version of Tomcat you want to host with so that you can guarantee the best possible hosting environment for your Java application.

As it turns out, the lower price tag is the only advantage shared Java hosting services have over private instances. Is saving a few dollars each month really worth the significant decrease in hosting quality?

When you see how affordable the private Tomcat container plans from JavaPipe are, the decision should become even easier to make. What is it that makes JavaPipe the best Java hosting provider for your business?

For starters, our fully managed hosting plans take care of the technical aspects of running your application, such as security, uptime, and bandwidth, while giving you the freedom to control exactly how and when your Java program will run.

So Why Do I Need It?

Could you build your website without using Java at all? Sure – there are plenty of hosting services out there that support PHP but not Java, but if you want to create a dynamic website that’s easy to maintain, secure, and consistent across multiple platforms, you’ll need to host with Java.

Types of Java-based Hosting

Once you decide that you need Java support to launch your website, you’ll have to choose which type of hosting you’re going to use. The main server types that providers typically offer are shared, dedicated, and VPS (virtual private server).

  • Shared: On a shared server, resources are split between clients. While it’s the most cost-effective and convenient option, it’s also the least secure.
  • Dedicated: A dedicated server is yours alone – you can manage everything on your own, but this is generally a costly option.
  • VPS: A virtual private server acts as a compromise between shared web hosting and dedicated servers. Each client has their own space on a single server.

What Is Cloud Hosting?

Traditionally, a server is something singular and physical – somewhere, rows and rows of computers are being used to store a set amount of data for each client. If a server experiences a problem, every client on that server will be affected.

Compared to the problems traditional servers face, cloud-based servers solve these issues by providing potentially unlimited storage in a virtual space. Because the cloud is virtual, a problem with one server won’t affect any others, meaning better reliability and more site uptime.

Choosing the Best Web Hosting Service

Whether you do all of the coding yourself or seek out the expertise of a web developer to do it for you, no one will be able to visit or interact with your site or web application until you host it – that’s just one of the reasons why finding the best Java hosting provider is so important. Some hosting providers don’t even support Java, so you’ll need to choose your web host carefully.

Fortunately, you don’t have to look far to find a reliable service at a competitive price. JavaPipe’s Tomcat plans combine the power of the cloud, the privacy of a VPS, and the convenience of a shared Java hosting environment all in one. By providing you with your own private JVM and redundant SSD cloud platform, JavaPipe puts you in control of your web applications and keeps you in control of your data with its strict privacy policy and terms of service.


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