Using VPS hosting for your Java Development Server gives you the advantages of security and efficiency at a reasonable cost. However, when selecting a Java VPS, be sure that the firm which you choose offers real Java support.
The advantages to running a Java dev server on a VPS include speed, security and the easy availability of crucial backups. You also free up resources on your own computer by shifting your Java development server to a VPS.
However, not all VPS hosting accounts are created equal as far as Java development server hosting is concerned. Be sure that you have full control over the Java Virtual Machine (JVM); while usually this is a given there are some VPS plans that do not allow this access and these should be avoided. In some cases you will have to tweak your settings for the JVM so that resources are properly allocated for it and without full control this is not possible.
In addition, check with your VPS hosting provider to make sure that they provide support for Java VPS . This support should include root access, and dedicated memory that is not shared or burstable. If the memory is shared, then at some time there may not be enough memory for your Java applications. Burstable memory, in which virtualization software used by the VPS allows for overuse of the actual memory by creating too much virtual memory, is also not ideal for Java applications which depend on access to the amount of memory that you decide you need for your Java VPS at all times.
Finally, your VPS does include management and support, and you should look for a VPS hosting firm which provides support for Java developers. While of course the responsibility for the success of your applications and development is yours and yours alone, your hosting firm should act as a partner in your success and be able to understand any Java processes that you need to discuss with them should you need technical support.
VPS is indeed the most cost-effective and efficient solution for Java development hosting. It provides you with the freedom and the resources you need for your development work, and it frees up your own computer as well as giving you higher speeds and more convenience. However, be sure that you host your Java development server with a hosting firm that is equipped for Java VPS hosting . This guarantees you constant and smooth access to the resources you need as well as efficient technical support.