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Hi,

I would like to have some feedback regarding cloud based hoster for java web app.

What are the good and cheap ones out there?

Currently, my site is with a hosting company that is not so reliable.

Recently, I just found out my site was down and I was totally in the dark till I received an email from a hacker that claimed that my site was hacked.

All these while, I was wondering why there was NIL sale coming in, even though there was a fair bit of marketing efforts.

And then I was not even compensated, even though I have paid them on time throughout the year.

Therefore, I am thinking of going for cloud based hoster but I am quite apprehended if it is going to be easy.

So far, I have tried heroku but I am not sure if this is the best and cheapest I can go for.

Hope to hear some opinions.

Thanks.
 
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Define "cloud based hoster". There is a wide variety of hosting options - which one might be suitable for you depends on your requirements about which we know nothing.

As to monitoring uptime and accessibility - you should be monitoring those all the time in an automated fashion, so that you will be alerted you when the site is  slow or unreachable. The hoster's responsibility is to keep the machine running and reachable from the outside; yours is to make sure the software runs as intended.
 
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Tim Moores wrote:Define "cloud based hoster". There is a wide variety of hosting options - which one might be suitable for you depends on your requirements about which we know nothing.

As to monitoring uptime and accessibility - you should be monitoring those all the time in an automated fashion, so that you will be alerted you when the site is  slow or unreachable. The hoster's responsibility is to keep the machine running and reachable from the outside; yours is to make sure the software runs as intended.



How do I monitor it in an automated fashion?

The support staff told me that they forgot some configuration and thus the site was down.....

 
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You can use a service like Pingdom, which also provides information about site speed. Or you can build something like it yourself.
 
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