We just announced and release our Trial accounts. The best thing about them is that they are absolutely free. It is a 60 day account that gives you limited disk space and bandwidth but full access to the Railo Administrator so you can test and play with our Railo hosting offerings. If you decide you like the service you can upgrade to a paid account and all of your setting carry forward to the new account.
Why are we doing this? Well we want to lower or completely eliminate the barrier to entry. We want everyone to be able to test our services without feeling presured to sign a lenghty contract. Besides you wont know how good we are until you try us out.
Automatically generated directory listings are not what you probably want to have enabled on a production server, but for a development box they do come in handy. If you are running Railo server edition packaged with Resin you may be wondering how to enable Directory Listings on your development box. That is the subject of this post. By default Resin comes pre-configured to enable directory listings, but this setting is missing in the version of Resin server that is packaged with Railo, at list the beta 3.1 version which was available at the time of this writing.
Adding this capability back in is quite simple. You must modify the resin.conf file which is installed in the conf directory of the Railo install directory. I’m on a Mac and I installed Railo in a directory under Applications so my path to the Resin.conf file is /Applications/Railo/conf/resin.conf. Fire up your favorite editor and open up this file. Find the <web-app-default> block and add the following code to it:
Now all you have to do is restart Resin and you should now have directory listings enabled.
Just launched the hosting service. Alurium Hosting is now officially open for business. I know some are wondering why we choose to get into the hosting business in these economic times. We were able to employ automation techniques to reduce all our projected overhead and allow us to enter this cut throat market with some pretty exciting features; Dedicated IP addresses, Railo 3.0 CFML scripting, Tomcat 5.0 JSP scripting, and Ruby on Rails.
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