6 Things You Need to Know When Hosting a Java Web Application


There are certain basics when it comes to hosting Java web applications. If you’re new to this, I’ve summed up 6 of the most important foundational necessities during hosting.

These tips will help you make the right decisions on where to host, how to host and what to do when you run into snags.

Avoid Hosting on Your Own Server

A common mistake made by newbies is thinking they can host their Java web apps at home or at the office. This is fundamentally a bad idea.


–          Because you run a very high risk of getting hacked

–          Your web app speed will be slow

–          Your personal computer will slow down significantly

–          You will use up even more CPU when installing backend apps

Avoid the frustration of self-hosting. Instead…

Use a Reputable Web Hosting Service

If you thought it was expensive to host your Java web apps, think again. A reliable JAVA hosting service will often charge you for the bandwidth you use, which is so low it’s considered negligible.

The reliability and stability you get from a web hosting service is valued much higher than the few dollars you spend on it.

Install Backend Apps

Your frontend apps need assistance from backend apps to function well. Backend apps allow you to control various hosting aspects of your Java apps.

They also provide multiple benefits—some of which we’ll discuss below. A Java app that’s being hosted without backend assistance is likely to become unstable, slow and vulnerable. Avoid having to deal with problems later on and start off the right way by hosting backend apps.

Speed Up Your Apps

There are a bunch of things you can do to speed up your apps. But there are backend apps that can help speed up your hosted Java apps.

By selecting the right backend-as-a-service app, your apps will be automatically managed, sped up and maintained. These backend service apps come with various plugins and features to ensure the smooth hosting and management of your Java based applications.

Safeguard Your Apps Against Hacking

Another benefit to using a backend-as-a-service app is the added security you receive. Even though you’re hosting elsewhere, you can still run your backend service from your own PC and provide added cloud security for your Java apps.

Tips on Running Multiple Backend Applications

Backend apps like Docker allow you to ‘mount’ your applications on one server and run multiple apps at the same time. This is helpful if you’re thinking of adding more apps to what you are currently hosting. Docker and others use intuitive software that makes the hosting of all your Java applications seamless.


Remember to cater directly to your end user when going through these steps. Users will expect things like speed, security and usability. So keep them happy by maintaining your Java applications continuously and automatically.