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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.

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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

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.

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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

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