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Anybody in Southern California with some extra colocation space want to let me put a single well-secured mid-tower Linux box on your network for open-source && non-commercial web-serving, web-services etc? Just need Port 22 80 and 443 access. As alternative for my http://xwiki.org instance hosting, I'm also checking out http://blog.jelastic.com/2012/02/21/how-to-deploy-xwiki-to-jelastic-cloud-step-by-step-tutorial/ and setup a test http://jelastic.com/ instance to see how it works. Also checking out http://www.xwiki.com/xwiki/bin/view/Offer/XWikiCloud but it's very expensive and in my tests using http://trainspodder.com seems like it doesn't allow public access -- only for "extranet" usage.
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Actually, if Jelastic proves as easy to use as it is currently proving, and doesn't end up costing a lot, it might be the best option. It certainly provides a beautiful and full-featured web-UI, and some pretty amazing capabilities that make full fledged java deployment incredibly easy. Almost seems too easy so far... what's the catch? :-) (that they'll jack up the pricing once i'm all settled into their fancy html5 couch that allows me to never have to edit a f'ing Tomcat XML configuration file again...

It's not exactly blazing on the upload, but that's probably my ISP's unbalanced service and xwiki-enterprise-web-3.5.war which is now quite full featured at 135M!
 
I guess everybody's doin' it!
http://www.devshed.com/c/a/Java/Jelastic-Java-PaaS-Availability-and-Pricing-Announced-42939/
http://javamomentum.be/2012/03/java-and-cloud-in-10-minutes-jelastic/
http://blog.jelastic.com/2012/03/19/jelastic-holy-grail-of-java-hosting/
http://whyjava.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/say-hello-to-jelastic/
http://cloud.dzone.com/articles/build-cloud-jelastic-maven

I also have a free beta to HP's Cloud but given their pencheant for killing things just as soon as they begin to show promise, and management that hasn't a clue about how long development takes, or what releasing some new platform actually entails (c.f. Nokia, Intel, RIM, etc). Plus Meg Whitman, plus Marc Andreesen on their board... #fail
 
Well that was easy: http://nielsmayer.jelastic.servint.net/

Comment I posted to http://blog.jelastic.com/2012/02/21/how-to-deploy-xwiki-to-jelastic-cloud-step-by-step-tutorial/
stating a few additional steps needed for http://platform.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/AdminGuide/Installation
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Thanks for making this available. Jelastic is fantastic and your description got me 99% of the way there….

However, after setting up Xwiki and starting tomcat, you also need to upload,
via ‘bin/import/XWiki/XWikiPreferences’ , xwiki-enterprise-ui-all-3.5.xar . However, uploading this large file into the “empty” Xwiki dies with an error that suggests max_allowed_packet is too small.

http://platform.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/AdminGuide/InstallationMySQL#HMySQLversionsolderthan5.0 suggests changing mysql config my.cnf file from 1M to 32M ‘max_allowed_packet’

“If an empty Xwiki starts with no errors, but you unable to upload the default set of pages (XAR file) also try to increase “max_allowed_packet” parameter as shown above. ”

So I changed my.cnf
max_allowed_packet = 32M

Then I restarted mysql while the Xwiki/tomcat instance was running.

Now I’m able to upload the XAR successfully, then import the default Xwiki environment. After changing the default Xwiki ‘Admin’ password I now have a working Xwiki instance http://nielsmayer.jelastic.servint.net/
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