I purchased JIRA a few weeks ago to manage some projects and such and intended to put it on my shared web host.

However, it requires a Tomcat server instead of Apache. It comes with a packaged Tomcat server, but when I use this, I get errors about exceeding my accounts memory and CPU limits.

Are there any shared hosting providers that can host JIRA successfully? How can I tell which ones will work?

  • This sounds more relevant to serverfault.com - WebApps is about using web applications, not installing & running them.
    – x3ja
    Commented Jul 5, 2010 at 1:38

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I've never attempted to install or run JIRA on a shared server, but my guess is that most consumer-grade hosting providers would not be robust enough to handle JIRA. According to the requirements, you can run it with 256MB RAM, but that's for a very bare-bones installation. Once you start getting lots of issues and users, etc., you'll easily need 1-2GB, which is pretty expensive in the VPS and shared-hosting world.

  • Agreed. I even tried a Rackspace Cloud server and the baseline one couldn't handle it. I'd have to use the $20/month server, which is just too much for me.
    – samoz
    Commented Jun 30, 2010 at 20:58

Good question. I am using Jira on a Win 2008 RS dedicated server. I'm looking to move it to another server so it's easier for me to let someone else maintain it.

You may want to look for a Linux VPS with 2GB of Ram

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