LFC HOSTING ANNOUNCES SHARED TOMCAT HOSTING ON WINDOWS 2000

January 27, 2004
FOR RELEASE JANUARY 27, 2004

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LFC HOSTING ANNOUNCES SHARED TOMCAT HOSTING ON WINDOWS 2000

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada – LFC Hosting today announces shared Tomcat hosting with IIS on Windows 2000.

Robert Sauchyn, LFC CEO, says, "In response to feedback from our customers, we chose Tomcat as the best solution for our Java developers. However, Tomcat's stability depends heavily on Linux. We broke this barrier by installing an IIS connector, which watches for requests for Java related files. When a request comes in for a Java file, the request is sent to Tomcat, running on a dedicated Linux server. Tomcat, with live access to the entire Java application, processes the request and returns the result to IIS."

Andrew MacCorquodale, LFC VP, says, "This unique approach has generated an excellent response from our clients due to its impressive stability, flexibility, and security. It has allowed us to provide a superior Java hosting solution while remaining a Windows host; the best of both worlds." Best of all, LFC is able to provide it at no additional cost to their customers.

LFC Hosting provides complete support, beyond that of most competing services, for JSP, Java servlets, JDBC, JTA, JMS, and EJBs using Tomcat 4.1.12 and JRun 3.1, the standards for server-side Java support. LFC Hosting offers the following key advantages to Java developers:

1. LFC's Java users are able to customize their classpath settings, and other Java properties.

2. All Java users have their own Tomcat instance for each of their domains, which can be automatically restarted independently to reload classes, etc.

3. JSP files can be placed anywhere in the customer's account and accessed like regular HTML files. The Tomcat ISAPI redirector redirects requests for .JSP files to Tomcat with the result sent back to IIS to send to your web browser, while leaving everything else (HTML files, images, etc.) for IIS to deal with, retaining the efficiency of IIS for LFC's Java users. Java servlets are run in a subdirectory of the account, but have complete access to all the data contained in the account. Both JSP and Java servlets can be loaded securely simply by changing the URL from which they are called. Many competing services require that server-side Java be placed in a separate area of a server, inaccessible to you. This does not provide any added security and requires you to contact technical support every time you want a servlet or script added/removed/changed.

LFC is a sound web hosting and e-commerce solution provider that has grown rapidly since their launch in 1996 because of their unique approach to web hosting: They offer a competitive, flat rate service including everything a business of any size needs to develop, deploy, and manage an aggressive, profitable, enterprise-level presence on the Internet, vital for survival in today's marketplace. LFC Hosting welcomes you to visit their website today to compare LFC Hosting with your current hosting service, and find out how LFC can allow your business to take advantage of new possibilities online, before your competition does. More information on LFC Hosting's innovative hosting services can be found at:

http://www.lfchosting.com


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I've never found a Hosting Provider so committed to service as LFC Hosting. From my experienced standpoint (I worked from 1997 to 2000 as key account manager for UNI2 - the leading spanish/french ISP and Hosting Provider), I know how difficult it is sometimes to provide high quality standards in service, and I feel impressed about the way you guys have managed my requests. At this moment I was browsing your technical FAQ while feeling so excited about the easy way things can be done using your services.

- P. Deeleman

I am a current customer that is pleased to acknowledge LFC for its continuing efforts and, since 2000, for providing us with over 20 high traffic sites with excellent service, reliability and low costs. I would recommend LFC to the new and professional Webmasters who are looking for total web solutions!

- R. Shefferd
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