TL; DR: For the last 20 years, JavaPipe has been a leader in Java hosting and a strong player in the shared and VPS hosting markets. The company’s focus on infrastructure makes it a trusted partner for tech entrepreneurs who need a DevOps-savvy partnership. Its wide range of services and affordability also makes JavaPipe a natural choice for startups and SMBs that want to build and grow their web presence. JavaPipe aims to build a deeper cloud footprint, powered by certifications for public-cloud partnerships, as the conventional shared hosting model begins to sunset.
In 2001, a group of IT Java and security engineers in Salt Lake City launched JavaPipe, a hosting company that emphasized Java and security infrastructure. The market was ripe, and the company quickly grew into a security-first hosting provider with a global presence and a reputation for its in-depth technical acumen.
Today, JavaPipe delivers a rich mix of services, ranging from shared WordPress and PHP hosting to virtual private servers and dedicated hosting. JavaPipe is a rarity within the market because it offers several tiers of Java hosting and comprehensive IT project support services. It focuses on cutting-edge cloud computing and unbundled microservices.
“While many have started to migrate to Google and AWS for cloud hosting, our managed solutions on VPS provide a differentiated offering,” said Darshin Shah, IT Manager for JavaPipe. “Additionally, through the certifications we are gaining, we can offer public cloud services as well.”
JavaPipe colocates its equipment at three datacenters — in Amsterdam, Bucharest, and Chicago. The company runs its own RioRey DDoS mitigation hardware at each site, which reduces the risk of distributed denial-of-service attacks on its clients. With many other hosting providers, customers often need to contract separately with a company like Cloudflare to obtain similar levels of protection.
JavaPipe’s dedicated-server products are based in Bucharest and Chicago and are available in several resource tiers. The company also provisions SSL certificates, manages domains, and has an experienced customer support team. Each component is a critical part of the company’s response to emerging trends and threats in the hosting ecosystem.
Shared Hosting Will Transition to Microservices and Cloud Computing
Darshin believes that shared hosting will soon transition into the cloud space.
“In the next few years, things are likely to get more affordable, and the demand for cloud computing will increase significantly. Our emphasis is on training our staff to get cloud and DevOps ready, because normal shared hosting might become redundant in the foreseeable future.”
That migration to cloud and dedicated hosting models is driven primarily by reliability and scalability. In a typical shared-hosting environment, many different clients occupy the same bare-metal server. If one client consumes too many resources, other clients on the same machine are likely to suffer. And when a customer needs more resources than a plan offers, scalability is constrained.
Often, a shared hosting account shares a kernel with other customers, so upgrading to a virtual private server or a dedicated server proves even more complex.
JavaPipe believes that much of what had been part of a shared hosting account will fragment into a series of microservices. For example, a typical shared-hosting account includes web, FTP, email, databases, and other add-ons. In the future, each of those sub-services will likely be a separate service handled by a specialized component within a broader cloud deployment.
“It’ll be broken into pieces, and each piece will be hosted on different microservices on the cloud,” Darshin said. “We are already training our staff for that transition, and we’ve taken on projects that can get them hands-on experience with it.”
Although JavaPipe offers shared hosting services, that’s just one part of the company’s portfolio of products and services. JavaPipe also brings a lot to the table for entrepreneurs needing a wide-ranging hosting provider that actively plans for the long-term evolution to cloud computing — including services that aren’t commonly provisioned in today’s market.
Customized Java Hosting is Rare in Today’s Marketplace
JavaPipe delivers four tiers of Apache Tomcat-based Java hosting. Options include unlimited domains, SSD storage quotas between 5GB and 40GB, and traffic ranging from 200GB to 2TB per month. The service has earned a 4.7 out of 5 rating on TrustSpot.
“Our core focus has been Java hosting,” Darshin said. “Our offering is unique in the market. We believe our robust VPS solutions, paired with our best-in-class managed services, will provide our customers with the dependable infrastructure they need.”
JavaPipe offers a remote DDoS protection program that protects sites against many attacks. The service removes malicious traffic, forwarding only typical bandwidth to targeted servers. The WorldShield tool provides a dedicated IP address and a suite of tools, including a load balancer, to filter inbound traffic.
JavaPipe offers shared hosting for apps, including WordPress and frameworks like PHP, but the company’s product offerings differ from competitors. For example, JavaPipe includes a class of products for pure WordPress hosting, in addition to what it calls next-gen PHP hosting, which is a LAMP server provisioned with PHP that supports one-click installation of more than 400 apps. The PHP hosting accounts support multiple versions — from 4.4 to 7.2. In addition, the company offers three types of VPS — a KVM VPS, an unmetered VPS, and a VPS with DDoS attack protection.
JavaPipe’s software consulting service is also a rarity in the industry. The team provides advice about best practices, security, transparency, and pipeline automation. The service includes requirements gathering, development, testing, DevOps, and ongoing site reliability tools.
Pricing is dependent on the complexity of the project. For an entrepreneur who needs something fast and compliant, yet doesn’t want to hire a stand-alone development agency, JavaPipe’s service can be a real value-add.
JavaPipe: Hosting That’s Ready for a Cloud-First Future
Although shared hosting worked for most startups and SMBs for quite some time, the future of hosting lies with cloud services and more advanced tools, including DDoS prevention and high-availability servers. JavaPipe delivers those necessary hosting services for today’s market while keeping an eye on future market trends.
JavaPipe offers a robust and customized Java hosting platform powered by Tomcat. Its software development project also functions as a solution for customers who need to deliver tech projects but lack the full spectrum of services.
For JavaPipe, the next big thing continues with Darshin’s “Cloud, Scale, Conquer” mantra — the company aims to build out its VPS offerings and managed infrastructure solutions. Given JavaPipe’s belief that the future of hosting will be more cloud-based, it makes sense to bolster those offerings now so the company can prepare to meet future customer needs.
Although JavaPipe is excellent for Java developers, startups, and SMBs with more robust requirements, the company prides itself on its accessibility for any customer regardless of technical ability. The shared-hosting accounts for WordPress or PHP deliver industry-standard tools at competitive prices, and its tech team stands ready to help customers with implementation, even over the phone.
“Regardless of how much our customer knows technology, we deliver high-quality website on dependable infrastructure,” Darshin said.