Originally posted by smash
I would like to offer JSP and Java Servlets to customers. It would be a special package especially for people who needs JSP/Servlets. The problem is that I am very familiar with PHP, mySQL and these kind of tools, and I know they can easily be adapted for a shared hosting environment, but I don't have a clue about java tools. I am ready to dedicate servers only for JSP and servlets...
Is anybody offering such tools? What are the problems related to them in a shared hosting environment? I think the tomcat configuration file must be modified for each servlets, right?
Not really, you can modify only httpd.conf and if you have configurated tomcat to pick up the changes at the restart, it will take it.
Or you can offer private tomcat instances, in that way, they can modify their tomcat configuration and you give them power to restart tomcat when they need it.
I wonder if it is logical to offer this. Maybe the client needs to have more control on the webserver configuration than what we can give in shared hosting...?
Please share your experiences...
Be prepared to a lot of work, and you can't host jsp/servlets in small boxes, you'll nead real powerfull boxes.
Tomcat its a resources hog.