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Free Java hosting

Java is a popular programming language now days. Java technology is used to develop applications for a wide range of environments, from consumer devices to heterogeneous enterprise systems.

“Write once, run anywhere” (WORA), or sometimes write once, run everywhere (WORE), is a slogan created by Sun Microsystems to illustrate the cross-platform benefits of the Java language.

The greatest advantage of using Java is that it has no portability issues and the same code works unrestrained on both Windows as well as Linux servers. It is suitable for everyone, from beginner to technical experts. But if we want to host Java web application, then it little-bit cost more than other languages hosting e.g. HTML, PHP etc.

JSP Hosting is a Java hosting program that has many similarities to Microsoft ASP. JSP hosting refers to the ability to run and manage Java Server Pages. Even though Java Server Pages (JSP) is quite similar to Microsoft’s Active Server Pages (ASP) JSP does have slight differences in the hosting environment.

Java Server Pages is a server-side language that uses simple tag-based codes inserted into HTML and XML to produce dynamic and interactive web pages that are platform independent, meaning that by all rights they should appear exactly the same on every computer screen, regardless of the platform.

We list some top free Java hosting providers as follows:


Heroku makes it easy to deploy and scale Java apps in the cloud. Whether you prefer to use the standard libraries with application servers like Tomcat or Jetty, or frameworks like Spring or Play, Heroku gets out of the way — allowing you to build things your way, with the tools you love.

Supported Java versions

Heroku currently uses Open JDK 8 to run your application default. Open JDK versions 7 is available.

Current versions are:

  1. Java 7 – 1.7.0_79
  2. Java 8 – 1.8.0_66

Click here to get help for everything that you need to do to deploy to Heroku.

What is OpenShift?

OpenShift Online is Red Hat’s public cloud application development and hosting platform that automates the provisioning, management and scaling of applications so that you can focus on writing the code for your business, startup, or big idea.

OpenShift Runtime Environments

OpenShift Online supports a variety of technologies through use of cartridges, including Java (Wildfly, JBossEAP, Tomcat), PHP, Node.js, Python, Perl, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Jenkins, Cron, and JBoss xPaaS Services (Fuse, BPM Suite, BRMS, Data Virtualization, Aerogear, and more).

It offers a choice of programming languages, frameworks, databases and development tools enabling you to get the job done, using the languages and tools you already know and trust.

App Engine runs your Java web application using a Java 7 JVM in a safe “sandboxed” environment. App Engine invokes your app’s servlet classes to handle requests and prepare responses in this environment.

The Google Plugin for Eclipse adds new project wizards and debug configurations to your Eclipse IDE for App Engine projects. App Engine for Java makes it especially easy to develop and deploy world-class web applications using Google Web Toolkit (GWT). The Eclipse plugin comes bundled with the App Engine and GWT SDKs.

Third-party plugins are available for other Java IDEs as well. For example, for NetBeans see NetBeans plugin for Gaelyk Framework. For IntelliJ, see Google App Engine Integration for IntelliJ.

App Engine uses the Java Servlet 2.5 standard for web applications. You provide your app’s servlet classes, JavaServer Pages (JSPs), static files and data files, along with the deployment descriptor (the web.xml file) and other configuration files, in a standard WAR directory structure. App Engine serves requests by invoking servlets according to the deployment descriptor.

Amazon provides new customers with a certain amount of resources for free for one year, you only need to pay if you consume more than that.

What is the AWS SDK for Java?

The AWS SDK for Java provides a Java API for Amazon Web Services. Using the AWS SDK for Java, you can build applications that work with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon SimpleDB, and more. Support for new services is regularly added to the AWS SDK for Java. For an updated list, see Supported Services on the AWS SDK for Java home page.

Professional-grade web hosting… with a twist

You know that old saying: “You get what you pay for?” Well, HelioHost is changing that around. Our feature set beats out most professional web hosts, yet we come without a price tag. PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails… all for free.

Java/JSP is only available on our Johnny server, so if you want to use it you’ll have to create your account on Johnny not Stevie during server selection.


Java Runtime 1.6.0_29-b11
Tomcat Server 7.0.32

Tomcat server piped to Apache through mod_jk

About Rahul Mahadik

Rahul Mahdik is the Founder/Owner of TechnoScripts and also currently working with a leading web development company as a Software Developer. He received his Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from University of Pune. He is passionate about technical blogging, learn and explore new things and almost versatile in terms of programming across various languages & frameworks such as Java, Android, PHP, MySQL, WordPress,Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3, Java Scripts, jQuery, Grails-Groovy and more.

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