RIFE Hosting

Choosing a hosting company for Java web applications can be a daunting task. We have selected a number of recommended service providers that are experts in this domain and provide, in our opinion, excellent products at competitive prices.

Be sure to mention the http://rifers.org/hosting URL, they will offer you a discount.


RimuHosting specialize in Linux Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting plans using Xen. These plans are far more flexible and powerful than 'regular' virtual hosting plans. A RimuHosting VPS is functionally equivalent to a Linux dedicated server, but at a fraction of the cost.

Each VPS hosting plan comes with:

  • Staff of experienced Java developers.
  • Choice of distributions (including Red Hat and Debian).
  • SSH Root Access to install and run whatever you need.
  • Knowledgeable 24x7 Linux Sysadmin Support.
  • Great hardware connected to fast, reliable networks.
  • 30-day Money Back Guarantee.
  • 99.9% Uptime SLA.

When your order a VPS at RimuHosting they will install RIFE/Jumpstart for you and drop the $10 setup fee if you request it.


Contegix is the perfect fit for larger applications that need more than a VPS and have a knowledgeable support team stand by in case of problems. They offer phenomenal support that goes way beyond reboots and operating system re-installs.

Highlights of their Phenomenal Support™:

  • Staff with experienced Java developers that are active open-source contributors.
  • Your server, Your operating system.
  • 24x7 Live Technical Support.
  • Third-Level engineers with Answers and Advice.
  • Network featuring Intelligent Routing and 100% Uptime in writing.
  • Quick, efficient, and effective.
  • One hour hardware replacement for managed customers.
  • No upfront hardware investments, no additional IT support needs or costs.

Very low-cost hosting

We haven't been able to get a discount from the following hosting company. However, we tried them out and they seem to provide a suitable low-cost solution for Java hosting. This is suitable solution for students or not-for-profit projects, however we don't recommend to use them for mission critical applications.


Java and Linux VPS Hosting by RimuHosting
EatJ.com provides reliable, fast and cost-effective web hosting for JSP Servlets and Web Services. Their servers have an uptime of more than 99%, and they monitor them 24 hours, 7 days a week.

They have a free trial plan that allows you to try out their service with your application. Note that the applications in the trial plan shut down every six hours.

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