Java Hosting with Tomcat

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. Java hosting has never been THAT simple!

30 day money back guarantee on Java hosting plans

Java Entry

$9
$ 5
40 *
/Month
  • Private Tomcat Version 6, 7, 8 or 9
  • JDK 6, 7, 8, 10 or 11
  • 128 - 2048 MB Dedicated JVM Memory
  • Unlimited MariaDB Databases
  • 5 GB of SSD Storage
  • 200 GB of Monthly Traffic

Java Medium

$11
$ 6
60 *
/Month
  • Private Tomcat Version 6, 7, 8 or 9
  • JDK 6, 7, 8, 10 or 11
  • 128 - 2048 MB Dedicated JVM Memory
  • Unlimited MariaDB Databases
  • 10 GB of SSD Storage
  • 500 GB of Monthly Traffic
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Java Large

$13
$ 7
80 *
/Month
  • Private Tomcat Version 6, 7, 8 or 9
  • JDK 6, 7, 8, 10 or 11
  • 128 - 2048 MB Dedicated JVM Memory
  • Unlimited MariaDB Databases
  • 20 GB of SSD Storage
  • 1,000 GB of Monthly Traffic
* Monthly price if you pre-pay for 3 years, which includes 40% discount.
Power of the Cloud

The Power of the Cloud

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

Tomcat hosting server

Tomcat Hosting

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

Flexible & Easy to Use

Flexible & Easy to Use

JavaPipe hosting 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.

See Our Java Hosting in Action

Production-Grade Java Hosting Solution

JavaPipe is an old hand at enterprise-level Java platform 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 hosting companies and hosting providers don’t offer.

The underlying operating system is based on Linux, because Linux guarantees stability over Windows, a high level of performance, latest Java technologies and tons of features. We like to think that our solution is easier to manage than other hosting solutions, such as VPS hosting (like A2 Hosting offers as Java 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 hosting their apps’ content on our hosting 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 7, 8 and 9 hosting on a redundant SSD cloud platform with private JVM.

Most Java web hosts provide only shared JVM hosting and only few features 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 hosting 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 container and we don’t only recommend it for developers, but for anyone hosting 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 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. This is why hosting Java has never been easier with JavaPipe.

Supported Tomcat and JDK Versions

JavaPipe’s platform supports three versions: 6.0.x, 7.0.x, 8.x and 9.0.x along with 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 hosting provides.

You’re in Control of Your Java Hosting

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

You can run any compatible custom Java Framework on the high performance hosting 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 Java web host 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 hosting. You contol when and how your Java program will run on your hosting.

What You Can Do With Our Java Web Hosting

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

  • Servlets and JSPs (JavaServer Pages)
  • Spring MVC Framework Hosting
  • Host Hibernate
  • Struts Hosting
  • Sitemesh
  • Grails
  • GWT
  • JSF Hosting
  • 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 hosting other frameworks.

A Global Cloud Platform for Hosting Your Java Web Applications

We have taken our traditional Java 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 custom 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 hosting package, you will have your custom 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 With This Web Hosting?

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 hosting 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 custom web-based interface for monitoring your statistics. It also includes top of the line 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. It 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 and hosting. It’s hard to find a website that doesn’t use it 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 online.

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 advanced language to use than Java.

What Is Java Hosting?

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

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

What is Apache Tomcat?

It’s 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 it isn’t the only open-source container hosting 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.

Java Hosting Plans – The Different Types

Finding the best Java hosting providers isn’t as easy as choosing any old web host or reseller that offers Tomcat support and lots of disk space or a money back guarantee. 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 and private Java hosting.

  • Shared Tomcat web 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 web 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 it in the same way that you would with a local installation.

You’re able to run any compatible Java web framework (like Spring or Hibernate) and configure the program in any way you’d like. You can also stop and start the 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.

What’s the Best Java Web 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 hosting options tend to be less expensive by comparison, the freedom, power, and additional security of a private plan is difficult to pass up. Shared may be fine for small-scale projects, but private 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 on your Java cloud hosting 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 provided, you can deploy WAR and JAR files quickly and efficiently through Tomcat Manager.
  • Flexibility: Private Java hosting gives you the freedom to choose whichever version 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 web hosting has 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 partner for your business (even when you need the server to be located in India)?

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 hosting at all? Sure – there are plenty of hosting providers 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 be hosting with Java and find a suitable service.

Types of Java-based Hosting

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

  • Shared Hosting: 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 Hosting: A dedicated server is yours alone – you can manage everything on your own, but this is generally a costly option.
  • VPS Hosting: 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 used for hosting – 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 hosting 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 company is so important. Some hosting providers don’t even support it, so you’ll need to choose your web hosting carefully.

Fortunately, you don’t have to look far to find reliable Java hosting at a competitive price. JavaPipe’s plans combine the power of the cloud, the privacy of a VPS, and the convenience of a shared hosting environment all in one. By providing you with your own private JVM and redundant SSD cloud hosting 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.

7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Consider Free Java Hosting

In today’s world, if you don’t have a website for your business, you’re practically irrelevant. That’s why so many people turn to free Java hosting. But if you’re trying to run a serious business, build a professional portfolio, or run a successful blog, you might want to rethink that free hosting.

Compared to paid hosting, free web hosting is extremely limited. If your goals include increasing site traffic, monetizing your website, or impressing a potential employer, it’s more than worth it to pay a few dollars each month for the additional features and level of professionalism that a free service can provide.

1. Free Java Hosts are Slow and Unreliable

On a free hosting server, you’re sharing space with hundreds, thousands, or even millions of other Java websites (including tons of spam sites). You’re constantly competing for limited bandwidth, which often leads to frequent and unexpected server crashes and sites that are incredibly slow. So if you want to play it safe and maximize your site’s uptime, you’re better off investing in a trustworthy paid service from the very start.

In addition to having limited bandwidth, free providers offers are based on a limited amount of storage for your Java code. While you may start off with enough storage space to get by, you’ll find that as your site grows, you won’t have enough space to store all of your site’s information. It’s just not a reliable, long-term solution – eventually, you’ll be forced to upgrade to the free provider’s paid service package, which might not be as good or as affordable as other paid plans.

2. Their Customer Support is Practically Useless

If you’re using free hosting and something goes wrong with your website, good luck trying to get ahold of the company’s customer support. And even if you do manage to get someone on the phone, they certainly won’t be an IT expert. More than likely, they’ll be a scripted customer service representative on the other side of the globe.

On the other hand, paid hosting services are able to offer fast and knowledgeable support from a team of qualified computer engineers (who actually know what they’re talking about). Hey, you get what you pay for.

3. Free Websites Look Unprofessional

Let’s face it, free websites are just plain sloppy. For starters, your domain name is attached to the name of the provider. Right off the bat, this leads people to believe that you don’t care enough about your brand to spend a little money on a unique domain. Free Java sites don’t come with custom email account support either, meaning you’ll have to use a personal email address for business purposes.

In addition to providing you with a professional domain name, paid services offer an unlimited number of branded email addresses. Instead of sending business-related emails from a hard to remember personal address, you can create email accounts that use your company name to send out promotional materials and respond to customer questions.

4. There’s No Flexibility

The Java site templates provided by a free JSP hosting service look great – that is, until you realize that everyone else is using the exact same Java designs. Not only do these templates keep your site from standing out, they also prevent you from fully customizing your website. The free templates they offer may not be compatible with certain add-ons, or they may prohibit you from writing your own custom code.

When you build a site using a paid web host, you have the freedom to do whatever you want. You can add an online store, forums, blogs, and interactive material without any restrictions whatsoever.

5. A “Free” Java Hosting Server Isn’t Really Free

No company is providing you with free Java hosting on Tomcat out of the kindness of their hearts. Like any other business, they’re out to make a profit. Providers have the right to use your “free” website to host whatever advertisements they want wherever they want, and they never have to pay you a single dime.

With paid hosting, you’re in control. You only host ads if you want to host ads, and any revenue they generate goes directly to you, not some greedy hosting company. And because you’re the one choosing what ads appear on your site and where, you don’t have to worry about a competitor’s advertisements stealing your customers.

6. Your Security is at Risk

Even if you don’t think that it’s important to have a site that’s fast, reliable, and professional, no one can deny that it’s important to have one that’s safe to use with Java. Safe for not only for you, the site owner, but also for the people who visit and interact with your site every day. Free Java hosting providers just don’t have resources to maintain a safe and secure server, which puts your site’s data at risk.

If your app collects any type of personal information, including names, email addresses, phone numbers, or credit card numbers, you can’t afford to be cheap when it comes to security. Using a paid Java server better guarantees the safety of your information.

7. At the End of the Day, It’s Not Your Website, But the One of the Java Host

You don’t own it, you can’t sell it. When you accept the terms and conditions, you’re giving the free hosting provider the right to take down your Java site for any reason at any time.

There’s A Better (Non-Free) Way to Host Your Java Website

When it comes to web hosting services, you’ll want to choose one that your website can grow into, not one that it will grow out of. We get it – you choose free Java hosting + MySQL because you want to save money and host your Java application for free. But free isn’t always better, and a fast, reliable, and professional service isn’t as expensive as you might think. In fact, Tomcat-based plans from JavaPipe start at under $6 per month. For the price of two cups of coffee, you get high stability, top-notch performance speeds, professional Java IT support, and more.