[opencms-dev] Does Installation Require Root? (Hosting service?)

Sid Maskit bugfood at yahoo.com
Tue May 13 06:58:00 CEST 2003

Thanks. That helped as did reading some of the stuff on the sites found with
the search. I'm new to this whole java world, but I think I'm starting to get
at least a vague sense what's what.

Thanks again,


--- Thomas März <thomasmaerz at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hello, 
> > Assuming I can find a hosting service which already has installed the
> various
> > elements aside from openCMS (the Java SDK, Tomcat and mySQL), would I be
> able
> > to install openCMS myself or would I need help from my hosting service? 
> You need a restart of Tomcat. Well, not necessarily, but at least access
> to the manager-application to deploy the war-file and to reload OpenCms
> when you want to use new libraries resp. class-files. But direct access
> to tomcat is better anyway, e. g. you have to be able to set the
> file-encoding correctly.
> > Whatever the requirements, I'd greatly appreciate it if anybody could point
> me
> > to a hosting service where I could run openCMS on a shared machine. I tried
> > doing Google searches, and have failed to find a hosting service which
> mentions
> > openCMS. 
> Search for a hoster providing Tomcat and a supported database and the
> things mentiones above. It also depends on how munch you would like to
> spend, but _I_ suggest you better calculate 50 EUR for a good provider
> and well done support or even more. Depends on if it will be or should
> be a managed machine. Anyway, let me now your decision.
> And maybe someone else has a better suggestion. Or ask the
> OpenCMS-experts directly (http://www.alkacon.com). hehe.
> Best Regards,
> Thomas März
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