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Hey all

I need to ask.

If there are good servers (hardware not application servers), that

1. They are free with good support. For example, until some giga free and then in a plan to pay
2. They are not free and who are these

Can you please provide names, links so I can learn about prices and all these info?

I did not know in what topic of the site to ask. The Admins please help me to put this post in the right place.

Thanks a lot
 
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The Tomcat and jetty webapp servers are 100% free. I don't don't of anyone in particular providing paid commercial support, but we do help here at the Ranch, as exemplified by this forum.

However, Tomcat and jetty are not full-stack servers. That's find for a great many uses, including some major commercial environments, but sometimes you need the full JEE stack.

At that level, the JBoss/Wildfly server is still free. We have forum support for that as well. Or you can pay Red Hat/IBM.

There was a European-based full-stack server called JoNaS. It never really caught on in the USA and I don't know what its current status is. Groupe Bull donated resources to the project back when I was using it.



Those are the open-source products that I know of. There are 2 primary closed-source servers these days, I think:

WebLogic was founded as an independent company and originally at least served Amazon.com or so I hear. They are now owned by Oracle. Corporation.

WebSphere is both IBM's proprietary JEE webapp server and an umbrella name for a number of IBM program products. No, I don't think IBM is ready to dump either WebSphere or Wildfly. Although considering what happened to CentOS...


As far as support goes, I'm sorry to say that you don't always get what you pay for. Commercial support generally consists of a wait-forever telephone support ("Please stay on the line. Your call is very important to us! (snicker)) or a forum much like the CodeRanch, except that the moderators are usually employees, may not be fluent in English, often are 12 hours off on timezones and in really bad cases are just keyboard-monkeys-with-scripts. One of the reasons (besides money) that I favor open-source myself. You may find you get answers quicker on the Ranch than on the vendor forums.
 
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Hey Tim

Thanks for your reply.
But, maybe I was not not clear in the question.

I need hardware servers for hosting. Not application servers (which I use the Tomcat).
But I need hardware servers on the internet.

I tried to modify the post but a dialog said that I should not do it.

Thanks a lot
 
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Tim, is there a group in this forum that has to do with this kind of questions? For website hosting servers?
Because here only people of Tomcat can only see it.

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Ah, You mean Hosting Services!

Well, of course, there's Amazon, which does offer some free services for lightweight tasks and experiments. Cloudshare is also popular and 121 used to do a lot of advertising.

The truth is that there are tons of them, both major and minor. I'd never heard of Fastly, for example, until it brought down a sizeable chunk of the Internet. A lot of Internet Service Providers provide hosting and/or host co-location.

What it all comes down to is you're just going to have to get out your search engine of choice, look for web hosting, and start paring down the results based on what your needs are.
 
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Hey Tim

Thanks for the info for these servers.
I will check them. Esspessialy Amazon.

Meanwhile, other ideas from other people are welcomed.
Thanks again.
 
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The https://coderanch.com/wiki/659865/Servlet-FAQ has a list of hosting companies that specifically offer Java hosting - meaning, you don't have to install Tomcat (or databases or email server), it's all there ready for you to use.
 
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Hey Tim Moores

Your link and the info of Tim Holloway are a solution for me.

Thanks a lot for your contribution in my question @Moores @Holloway
 
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