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Difference in Java EE application Servers

 
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Hello.
I need some clarification. I know that in order to run a java EE project, one needs a java EE compliant application server, such as tomcat, jboss, glashfish, etc. But, i download these to my desktop, but how about when i run it online? Are Jboss, tomcat, glashfish, etc. application servers just for your desktop, or are these the app server internet service providers have as well. I am trying to use godaddy as my internet service provider; i called them, but the customer service guy didnt know what application server they had, or did i ask the wrong question? Or how can i know waht application server they have? Thank you, any help is greatly appreciated.
 
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All these servers are in use at hosting providers and data centers all over the world, where they work as well as they do on your own desktop machine.

If a company's service rep doesn't know what his own company offers I advise to stay away from that company - obviously you're unlikely to get good customer service there. You can find out from a company's web site what servers they offer; search for "hosting plans" or some such term.

By the way, Tomcat is not a JEE server - it is a web server and servlet container.
 
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