Deploying Jakarta EE applications to the cloud can be a complex task if you are using traditional deployment options like containers, Kubernetes or other such options, but not with Payara Cloud. Uploading a Jakarta EE binary artefact (.war file) and deploying it to the cloud can be achieved in four straightforward steps. They are:
1. Create a Namespace
Payara Cloud uses the concept of namespaces as a logical grouping of application deployment artefacts. A given namespace can have N number of applications within it. When you sign up, a default namespace is created for you. You can also create your own namespace.
2. Create And Upload Your Application
Navigate to the chosen namespace in step 1. Create an application and upload your application deployment artefact. The deployment binary must be a Jakarta EE compliant web archive or war file.
3. Review Application Configuration
Before going live, you can review your application configuration. Payara Cloud exposes your MicroProfile Config properties, alongside datasources used in your application on a unified, easy to navigate dashboard. Any changes you make to any of the properties will be picked up by your application.
4. Deploy Your Application
Once satisfied with your configurations, it's time to deploy. Click on the ‘Deploy Changes’ button and voila! Your application gets deployed instantly, complete with a fully valid subdomain with SSL certificate.
How easy was that? You can try that for yourself today witha free 15-day trial of Payara Cloud. Save yourself the hassle of managing deployment infrastructure and let Payara Cloud handle that for you.
This brief overview just scratches the surface. For a detailed step-by-step guide on deploying applications on Payara Cloud, dive into our comprehensive how to guide on the subjecthere. Happy deploying!