Thursday Jan 06, 2011

TOTD #153: GlassFish Hosting Options - VPS, Shared, Dedicated

So you've built an application using all the great features of Java EE 6 and GlassFish, tested them internally, and now ready to share the application with the world. This Tip Of The Day (TOTD) provide a summary of GlassFish hosting providers, however a few points to note first:
  • Make sure to understand what you are getting for the quoted price. Some providers include only basic services and the cost may go up if additional features are required. Some providers may quote a low price (to be enticing) but the capabilities may not meet your demands.
  • Check with providers for the exact version of GlassFish as some of them have an outdated website.
  • Some providers charge tax on top of the quoted price so your overall cost maybe higher.
  • Not all providers provide dedicated, VPS, shared server
  • This is not an exhaustive list as you can pick any hosting provider serving VPS and install GlassFish over there. From the list below, some provide GlassFish

And now the list (based upon information from the public websites) ...

Hosting Provider GlassFish Version Plans / Cost
RimuHosting 3.0.1 and earlier VPS starting at $29.95/month, Dedicated $145/month
eApps 3.0.1 and earlier VPS starting at $33/month
Vision Web Hosting Website says 2.x but customers are using v3 VPS starting at $20/month
entnic.net v2 Solaris VPS starting at $25/month. More details on GlassFish Hosting.
WebAppCabaret 3.0.1 and earlier VPS server starting at $49/month, Dedicated Server, Shared Server also available
1st Rental Server (Japan) Not listed Starting at $30/month
Enciva (US or UK) v3 Starting at $39.99/month or £25.00/month, GlassFish+Oracle
DeSystems (UK) Solaris Zone, Solaris Root Starts at 15.90 EUR/month
MochaHost Not listed Starts at $17.37/month
glassfishhosting.com All versions, Dedicated servers Dedicated servers, Provide consulting/training as well, Call to find pricing
eroute.net v2 VPS server starting at $56.95/month
JSPZone.net Not listed VPS server starting at $56.95/month
Kattare Hosting Not listed Shared hosting starts at $9/month
Prominic 3.0.1 and earlier VPS server starting at $29/month, dedicated at $219/month
Oxxus.net v2 UR1 VPS server starting at $19.95/month
EOpen Solutions (Ecuador) Not listed Starts at $530/year
Sanver ESolutions (India) 3.0.1 Starts at about $110/month, Initial setup cost of $110 (waived with annual payment)
PairOne Networks Not listed VPS server starting at $25/month,
Java Hoster (France) 3.0.1 300€/year ??


Happy to take any updates/corrections!

In addition to the ones listed above, you can pretty much pick any hosting provider that offers Solaris, Linux, Ubuntu or any kind of VPS and install GlassFish over there easily, e.g. dedicatedsunservers.com or even Amazon EC2.

The list at GlassFish wiki is also updated to reflect this information.

Here are some screencasts for you to get started:

Where / How are you deploying your GlassFish applications ?

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