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Hi Everybody

Is the possible for the hosting service provider to steal your code. Or you can encrypt it so it is no more usable for the Thief.

Thank you
 
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What code are you talking about? You shouldn't have any code in your JSPs. And there's no need to upload any java files. But yes, I guess an unscrupulous provider could steal your class files.
 
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All attempts to use encryption are doomed, because ultimately, the JVM needs unencrypted classes to work with. A sufficiently skilled and motivated admin will be able to beat that; the details are a bit complicated but not really difficult.

But you have to ask yourself whether you want to host with a company whose admins you don't trust? E.g., would you sleep well knowing that they're in charge of backups?
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Thank you for responding, But then what is the solution. Did you suggest a reputed hosting firm with java5 and jsp and servlet support.

Please don't refer me to a list guide 1 or 2 with reasonable rate.

Thank you Again
 
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Did you suggest a reputed hosting firm with java5 and jsp and servlet support.

Please don't refer me to a list guide 1 or 2 with reasonable rate.



I don't think we want to be seen as endorsing one provider over another (except maybe for Evolution Hosting, which runs JavaRanch).

The ServletsFaq contains a list providers that have been recommended by someone in the past; you can search through the forum archives to find out which were recommended by some of the moderators.

Note that it's not just a question of price - no two providers offer quite the same features set, and what is essential for me may be worthless to you.
 
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