4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 19, 2008 7:59 PM by Kevin Keeney

    The Interested Idea of Java Web Hosting

    Kevin Keeney Newbie

      Greetings,

      I'm Kevin, and I'm interested in to knowing if what would a I need to be able to have a hosting service such as the popular PHP/MySQL people.

      Are there any client panels out there such as the ever so popular PHP client panel, cPanel? Also, what is all of the other software such as a Portlet, and other software I don't know. I come from the PHP community as I was introduced to the web that way, but as always, I'm different and hope developing through JSP can be a very nice experience and a nice skill to have. Please, feed me your knowledge. :)

      Regards,
      Kevin K. (a.k.a. Kevinul)

      P.S. Another thought, would PHP/MySQL customers be able to migrate to JSP/MySQL?

        • 1. Re: The Interested Idea of Java Web Hosting
          Peter Johnson Master

          I think what you are asking is how to get started creating web apps using JBossAS and JSP. And you also want to know about Java portals.

          For getting started, any tutorial on JSPs should work (google for "jsp tutorial"). But note that in Java, unlike in PHP, there are several different "platforms" (JBossAS is one of those platforms) on which you can deploy your JSPs and each platform uses a slightly different deployment mechanism. Some good books that will get you started include:

          JBoss at Work by Marrs and Davis
          JBoss: A Developer's Guide by Richards and Griffith

          You can find links to both on the documentation page at http://labs.jboss.com/jbossas/docs/

          Both books start by describing how to develop, deploy and run a simple hello world app. Though both are based on an older version of JBossAS.

          Or you could download the free first chapter for JBoss in Action at http://www.manning.com/jamae, which also covers a simple hello world program, but that book is based on the upcoming JBossAS 5.0.

          As for portal, take a look at the JBoss Portal. The documentation is very good and should get you up and running once you have an understanding of JSPs.

          Finally, to access your data in MySQL, take a look at JBoss Seam. Once again, excellent documentation.

          • 2. Re: The Interested Idea of Java Web Hosting
            Kevin Keeney Newbie

            Ah, I see, but I would like to know what I'll be needing in order to have provide "shared" web hosting to people. I wanted to know if their are any available web applications such that of cPanel, and other control panels for JBoss/TomCat.

            Also, I wanted to know any software I needed in order to obtain this service, and allow PHP/MySQL users easily migrate to JSP/MySQL.

            (Such as the beginning I obtain a dedicated server, where would I go on to provide this web hosting service)

            Thank You for your useful information, but please answer these questions and make it clear to me of how to do this.

            • 3. Re: The Interested Idea of Java Web Hosting
              Peter Johnson Master

              What do you mean by "provide shared web hosting to people"? Are you saying that you want to host web sites or web applications for numerous people, where each person has his or her own "web site"? Based on the description of cPanel, I think that is what you are asking. Personally, I do not know of any web hosting software written Java, maybe others can chime in.

              Also, as far as I know there are no automatic conversion tools to convert php code into JSPs.

              • 4. Re: The Interested Idea of Java Web Hosting
                Kevin Keeney Newbie

                 

                "PeterJ" wrote:
                What do you mean by "provide shared web hosting to people"? Are you saying that you want to host web sites or web applications for numerous people, where each person has his or her own "web site"? Based on the description of cPanel, I think that is what you are asking. Personally, I do not know of any web hosting software written Java, maybe others can chime in.

                Oh, really? Hopefully the marketing team of Sun M... can shead more light to people of the web hosting industry, and this could be nice.

                Anyone know a project of this, or what it would be called technically?

                "PeterJ" wrote:
                Also, as far as I know there are no automatic conversion tools to convert php code into JSPs.


                I didn't mean that, sorry. I meant to migrate from coding from PHP to JSP, and able to code web applications of their own and yes their own web site.

                I know JSP is Java and HTML, but hopefully I'll be able to understand Java, and able to code well with it and show the people what Java really can do (If it can do it, of course, I could be be wrong.).