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Pinned topic Hosting company that uses Websphere Application Server

‏2013-03-08T03:40:24Z |
Can anyone recommend a good hosting company for a small-time developer such as myself that uses Websphere Application Server? Ultimately I would like to deploy my HATS app to a hosted instance.

Thanks very much for any help!
Updated on 2013-03-10T01:17:25Z at 2013-03-10T01:17:25Z by SystemAdmin
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    Re: Hosting company that uses Websphere Application Server

    ‏2013-03-10T00:28:18Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    Try Amazon Web Services. Create a linux box, and install WAS yourself.

    Kenny Smith
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      Re: Hosting company that uses Websphere Application Server

      ‏2013-03-10T01:17:25Z  in response to SystemAdmin
      Hi Kenny,

      Thanks for replying! Funny you should write that. I was actually looking at Amazon Web Services today. ;-) Kinda came across it by accident. It's pretty daunting looking at it though, so much to read/learn. I came across two WAS pages. The first one looks like I can add this to my "profile" I guess to do development on, right?

      https://aws.amazon.com/amis/ibm-websphere-application-server-8-5-development-use-only

      The second one looks like I can use it for production but is kinda expensive, unless I am misunderstanding something. .79/hr comes up to over $500 a month!

      https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B007P7OM3C/ref=brs_res_product_title?ie=UTF8&sr=0-6&qid=1362844099125

      I'm really am hoping I misunderstood that. ;-)

      Were either/both of those what you were talking about doing?

      And two other quick questions if I may,

      1. If I develop for HATS using Windows, does it then have to be deployed on WAS running under Windows OR can it run on either that or WAS under Linux? I'm wondering if there are some sort of library dependencies etc. that would prevent this.

      2. If I use one of those WAS instances from AWS, is WAS already licensed by them or can/should I bring my HATS license to use on the instance?

      Again, thanks very much for your help!