One of the issues with Quercus adoption is where to host it. At the moment, there are a ton of PHP developers/users using cheap, plentiful PHP hosting. For a lot of users who are putting up smaller sites which generate little or no revenue, this makes a lot of sense financially. Unfortunately, Quercus is not what’s being used in those hosting environments. Using Quercus requires that you have a Java host or ISP, hopefully Resin :-), and those haven’t been really affordable for most hobbyists.
Last week Sam Heisz, one of our Technical Sales people, pointed me at linode.com, a really cool web host that gives you a virtual machine on which you can run Linux. They have a number of distribution images already set up and you have root on them once you get set up. They’re only about $20/month at the entry level, so it’s still pretty affordable for most people. I actually set up my own personal website there (which I won’t post just yet as it’s not quite ready yet) using Drupal on Quercus. Look for a wiki post soon and possibly a video tutorial to show how to do this soon.