Sign up ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am new to linux and java, I have developed an application with Java EE 5 want to host it on linux platform, firstly which flavour should I use CentOS/Ubuntu? which architecture? 32 bit/ 64bit?

and I want vnc support because I cant work on ssh.

share|improve this question

closed as not constructive by EEAA, Scott Pack, rnxrx, Ward, Michael Hampton Sep 2 '12 at 23:55

As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, visit the help center for guidance.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Why not ssh? I've never heard of a host providing vnc support. –  James May 17 '11 at 17:36
Titles are brief summaries of your questions, so please try to make them as short as possible. Thanks! –  jmendeth May 17 '11 at 17:37

1 Answer 1

I would definitely recommend 64-bit on a server. As for CentOS/Ubuntu, I would recommend Ubuntu because I prefer debian-based systems to Red Hat-based systems (for many reasons).

This place looks to have everything you need, including the vnc option. And they seem to have great uptime and good reviews. I have no personally experience with offsite hosting Java apps, though.

I have hosted static and php websites on GoDaddy. I've heard some people complain about GoDaddy, but they were always great for me and at the time, I was comparing prices and GoDaddy was a great value. They have shared hosting plans that include java. Another host that I always hear great things about is Rackspace.

A couple other hosts I've heard about that also have dedicated hosting are Site5 and Dreamhost. I would trust anyone of these hosts with my website. You just have to look and see who has the options you want at the best price.

share|improve this answer
Why would you blindly recommend that? Yes, for some use cases, 64-bit architecture is needed, but for many workloads, it's not needed, and you can make better use of the available system RAM with 32-bit. –  EEAA May 17 '11 at 17:45
64-bit has pretty much matured to where that is no longer true. A few desktop applications may still have 64-bit issues, but even that is rare. 64-bit is going to better utilize your server hardware and provide more room for growth. –  James May 17 '11 at 17:48

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.