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Zein Nunna
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Hi guys,

I think this is the best forum for my question - if it isn;t then I apologise in advance.

I'm building my Java Web application using JSF - it hasn't been plain sailing but i've enjoyed it.
My main reason for using Java was my previous experience, I was familiar with the syntax, classes, jargon etc.

Now my dilemena is that, I'm at the stage where I will be going live with my app, but the hosting is costing close to 6 times as much. So my questions are

1. Why is PHP/ASP hosting cheaper?
2. Does PHP have any distinct advantages over Java? Some pretty big corps have using PHP such as facebook.com and digg.com
3. Does anyone know of any cheap Java/JSF hosting?

Users points of view, experiences and opinons will be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your time
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Zein
 
Ulf Dittmer
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This could easily turn into a this-vs-that war, so I'll answer just briefly.

1. Why is PHP/ASP hosting cheaper?

I would imagine that both are easier to deploy than Java, because there is one less piece of software. For ASP, you install IIS, and you're done. For PHP, make the module part of Apache, and again you're done. For Java, you need a separate server (e.g. Tomcat) in addition to Apache. (For many users, Apache in front of the servlet container wouldn't be necessary, but that's how most hosting comopanies operate.)

2. Does PHP have any distinct advantages over Java? Some pretty big corps have using PHP such as facebook.com and digg.com

And vice-versa. I bet that most sites that do serious backend processing have components written in other languages behind the PHP frontend.

3. Does anyone know of any cheap Java/JSF hosting?

The ServletsFaq contains a list of Java hosting companies.
[ June 20, 2007: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
 
Zein Nunna
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Thank you very much Ulff, your advice was great

Zein
 
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