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I am working with a non-profit, and we are planning to have a webmap for them. Most of the hosting providers just offer a simple LAMP setup on their Linux option, and if you want to install any software on your own, you need to go for a dedicated server (either real or virtual) which is very expensive for the organisation I am working with.

I have seen that there is a hosting provider for Mapserver based maps.

Is there any similar provider for Geoserver based maps?

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If you search with Google for "GeoServer hosting" the very first result offers hosting:

http://www.acugis.com/geoserver-hosting.htm

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You might also try:

Webfaction

They seem to be a hybrid between your standard shared server and a hosted server. You have the ability to install pretty much any software that you want. In addition, they will support both the standard LAMP stack, as well as a PostgreSQL backend.

Their pricing is slanted toward a yearly plan, however a monthly plan is only $9.50.

Please note that I am not benefiting financially from this, it is simply my experience with a little research.

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Saw a tutorial on running Geoserver on Openshift. You might want to consider it, too.

OpenShift is Red Hat's free, auto-scaling Platform as a Service (PaaS) for applications. As an application platform in the cloud, OpenShift manages the stack so you can focus on your code.

As an added bonus, you can also install the PostGIS spatial database just by adding the Postgresql cartridge. Oh and did I mention that they have a free tier? Good luck :)

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