Learn why the Debian Linux distribution is so favored and why many server admins select it for their servers.
Debian is an Operating System which uses the Linux kernel. Although it is usually installed on desktop machines, it is being used on an increasing number of web servers too. The reason is that it is really stable, so a server running it will not need to be restarted for months. Debian is also regarded as being one of the most safe Operating Systems to choose from, as security patches are released within days after an issue is discovered. This is possible since thousands of well-experienced developers are employed by the Debian project on a voluntary basis and not only do they work on the OS itself, they also provide 24/7 support by using special mailing lists and reply within 20 min to any question. Thus, you'll receive top-level support directly from the developers who know their own platform in depth, and not from a third-party support team. Debian is also one of the Linux releases with the highest number of packages - more than 30,000. As the Operating System is completely free to use, you're able to modify both the core as well as all of the packages in the way you see fit. Furthermore, you will not need to pay any kind of license fees.
Debian in VPS Servers
You are able to choose the Debian Operating System with each and every VPS server
plan that we provide. 32-bit and 64-bit releases of the OS are some of the options that you can find on the order page, so you can select the one that is more suitable for the software that you need to install and run later. A Debian-powered VPS can be set up either with no Control Panel or with our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. In the first case, you will have more freedom, considering that you will have full root access and you're able to make use of the advantages and the full functionality supplied by Debian. In the second case, the root access will be restricted, but you're able to control your online content via a web interface, not a console. In case you do not have much time to manage your Debian-powered server, or if you don't have a lot of experience, you're able to add the Managed Services upgrade to your package and our admins will handle the regular OS updates.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
With each of our dedicated web hosting plans
, you will be able to obtain a hosting powerhouse running Debian right away. This Operating System is one of the options that you'll get during the registration process and you're able to choose the 32-bit or the 64-bit release, depending on what software environment your applications need. When you need to have full root access, you'll be able to order a server without a Control Panel, so you'll have more freedom with regard to what you can do with your machine via SSH. If you have less experience, however you need Debian for a certain piece of software, you're able to obtain the server with our Hepsia Control Panel. Regardless that the root access is more limited, you will be able to do anything related to your web content with ease by means of an easy to use graphical interface. When you add the optional Managed Services bundle to your dedicated server plan, our system administrators will take care of the weekly OS improvements. They will perform various other useful tasks on your behalf as well.