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

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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  • Check with providers for the exact version of GlassFish as some of them have an outdated website.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 ProviderGlassFish VersionPlans / Cost
RimuHosting3.0.1 and earlierVPS starting at $29.95/month, Dedicated $145/month
eApps3.0.1 and earlierVPS starting at $33/month
Vision Web HostingWebsite says 2.x but customers are using v3VPS starting at $20/month
entnic.netv2Solaris VPS starting at $25/month. More details on GlassFish Hosting.
WebAppCabaret3.0.1 and earlierVPS server starting at $49/month, Dedicated Server, Shared Server also available
1st Rental Server (Japan)Not listedStarting at $30/month
Enciva (US or UK)v3Starting at $39.99/month or £25.00/month, GlassFish+Oracle
DeSystems (UK)Solaris Zone, Solaris RootStarts at 15.90 EUR/month
MochaHostNot listedStarts at $17.37/month
glassfishhosting.comAll versions, Dedicated serversDedicated servers, Provide consulting/training as well, Call to find pricing
eroute.netv2VPS server starting at $56.95/month
JSPZone.netNot listedVPS server starting at $56.95/month
Kattare HostingNot listedShared hosting starts at $9/month
Prominic3.0.1 and earlierVPS server starting at $29/month, dedicated at $219/month
Oxxus.netv2 UR1VPS server starting at $19.95/month
EOpen Solutions (Ecuador)Not listedStarts at $530/year
Sanver ESolutions (India)3.0.1Starts at about $110/month, Initial setup cost of $110 (waived with annual payment)
PairOne NetworksNot listedVPS server starting at $25/month,
Java Hoster (France)3.0.1300€/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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Comments ( 7 )
  • Santiago Pericas-Geertsen Friday, January 14, 2011

    Arun: Are there any off-the-shelf Amazon AMIs with GF 3.X?

  • Arun Gupta Friday, January 14, 2011


    Not yet, working on them though.

  • guest Wednesday, October 5, 2011

    Hello Arun, Could you add to your list

    JVMHost (www.jvmhost.com) (UK) any version of Glassfish on XEN VPS from $19.95

    Thank you

  • jvmhost Wednesday, October 5, 2011

    Could you add our site JVMHost (UK) to the list with any version of Glassfish? Thank you

  • jvmhost Wednesday, October 5, 2011

    Could you add our site JVMHost (UK) to the list with any version of Glassfish on VPS? TY

  • Gretish Wednesday, November 2, 2011

    Good list, but some big guns are missing. Here is a top JVM hosting provider in India that provides Tomcat, Jetty, Glassfish, Oracle-OC4J, JBoss.


  • MochaHost Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    Please note that MochaHost does not support Glassfish anymore. Please remove the company from the list.

    Thank you,

    Alek Chase

    Affiliate Manager

    MochaHost - The Online Central

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