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Best Servlet Hosting

Hi Experts,

I have been using a servlet/jsp host for a number of years, but there are just too many hassles, almost no tech support, and not a lot of features.  It works most of the time but that is about it.

Can someone recommend a REALLY GOOD SERVLET/JSP HOSTING COMPANY?

I don't mind if they cost more, but I need great support (preferably 24/7), total access through control panels if possible, the latest technology, MySQL, etc.  You know- all the things that make a web host really good!  Who is the best out there?

I am tired of dealing with my crowd.

Thanks,

John
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bloodredsunCommented:
Aconix are good if you're in the UK http://www.aconix.co.uk/products/hosting_standard.php
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TimYatesCommented:
I can't connect to that site...  which doesn't bode well ;-)
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bloodredsunCommented:
It was up this morning and when I checked just then... I've never seen it down and they do claim a 99.99% uptime. Stupid question I know, but are you sure you're not being blocked Tim?

PS, hows HTMLAlert?
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TimYatesCommented:
Ahhh..working now :-)

Haven't had a chance to look into HTMLAlert yet :-(  They keep giving me work to do ;-)
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rrzCommented:
I use    
http://webappshosting.com     
Great features, support  not great but ok.          rrz
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2djohnAuthor Commented:
Hey everyone,

Thanks for your comments, but I think the only thing I have learned from my research is that there is no great servlets hosting company out there.  I am willing to pay more for top notch service and features, and can't really find a company that had what I am looking for.

I will leave this open a little longer to see if there are any other comments.

Thanks again.
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bloodredsunCommented:
>>but I think the only thing I have learned from my research is that there is no great servlets hosting company out there

You can't be serious!!

If you want absolute bells-and-whistles try http://www.rackspace.co.uk/
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2djohnAuthor Commented:
I was serious the whole time- Why didn't you say that about 10 comments ago?
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TimYatesCommented:
Rackspace are the dogs when it comes to hosting (v good)

You will have to pay them $75 per 30 mins to install Tomcat, but they will install it for you.

Then you can run servlets
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2djohnAuthor Commented:
That is great- and once tomcat is set up, are they good for:

1) control panel access to things like e-mail, tomcat, password control, billing
2) online help
3) diabolically good support- someone picking up the phone around the clock?

To be honest, I run a very small web design company and our margins are very tight, but I have gotten to the point with my other hosting companies that I am spending way to much time on getting support issues sorted.  So I am willing to pay more- I just have to be really sure that I am going to be 100% happy if I commit to the switch.  I want it to be the last hoting company I will ever use!

Thanks!
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TimYatesCommented:
Give them a ring.  It should be free, and someone there will be able to asnwer all your problems!

They also have an online chat thingy, so you can contact sales that way
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bloodredsunCommented:
>> I was serious the whole time- Why didn't you say that about 10 comments ago?

Sorry, but I had no idea that you were a web design company looking to host your clients sites. For all I knew, you were someone looking for a place to host your own website and were annoyed with your current hosts.

And as Tim says, Rackspace are the danglies... they will configure pretty much anyting you want, you just have to pay a bit more than normal.
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2djohnAuthor Commented:
lol- no problem bloodredsun- I appreciate all the input.  Do you use them yourself?  I will leave this open for another day and then split the points between yourself and Tim.

Thanks for the help!
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bloodredsunCommented:
>> Do you use them yourself?

Not myself (I'm a contractor at a bank), but a company I worked for for about a year did, and they had to host microsites for a well-known global telecoms company so uptime and support was a biggie. I can't remember anything going wrong in that time (apart from some slow downs caused by bad programming!)
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2djohnAuthor Commented:
Guys thank you very much- that has pointed me in the right direction.  Rackspace may just be the answer.
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