To what does the Debian OS owe its worldwide popularity? What has made it the Linux distribution of choice for a lot of server admins?
Debian is an OS which uses the Linux kernel. Even though it is usually installed on desktop computers, it is being used on a growing number of web servers as well. The reason is that it's very stable, so a server running it won't need to be restarted for months. Debian is also considered to be among the most protected Operating Systems to choose from, as security patches are released within days after a problem is found. This is possible since thousands of skilled developers are working for the Debian project on a voluntary basis and not only do they work on the OS itself, but they also provide 24/7 support by using special mailing lists and reply in 20 minutes to any question. Thus, you'll obtain 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 several Linux releases with the highest number of packages - over 30,000. Since the Operating System is absolutely free to use, you're able to modify both the core and all of the packages in any way you see fit. In addition, you will not need to pay any license fees.
Debian in VPS Web Hosting
You'll be able to pick the Debian Operating System with each and every virtual private 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 pick 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 devoid of Control Panel or with our in-house made Hepsia Control Panel. In the first case, you have more freedom, because you will have full root access and you'll be able to make use of the advantages and the full functionality provided by Debian. In the second case, the root access is limited, but you are able to control your online content via a web interface, not a console. If you do not have much time to take care of your Debian-powered server, or in case you do not have a lot of experience, you are able to add the Managed Services upgrade to your plan and our admins will handle the weekly OS updates.
Debian in Dedicated Servers Hosting
With our Linux dedicated hosting services
, you'll be able to get a hosting powerhouse running Debian without delay. This Operating System is one of the choices that you will get during the registration process and you'll be able to select the 32-bit or the 64-bit release, depending on what software environment your apps need. If you want to have full root access, you'll be able to order a server without a Control Panel, so you will have more freedom when it comes to what you can do with the machine via SSH. If you have less experience, however you need Debian for a certain piece of software, you're able to buy the server with our Hepsia Control Panel. Even though the root access will be more limited, you can do anything related to your world wide web content with ease through an intuitive graphical interface. When you add the optional Managed Services bundle to your dedicated server plan, our sysadmins will handle the weekly OS updates. They will perform various other important tasks for you as well.