To what does the Debian OS owe its popularity? What has made it the Linux distribution of choice for many server administrators?
Debian is an Operating System that uses the Linux kernel. Even though it is usually installed on personal computers, it's being used on a growing number of web servers as well. The reason is that it is very stable, so a server running it won't need to be restarted for months. Debian is also considered to be one of the most risk-free Operating Systems available, since security patches are released within days after a problem is discovered. This is possible because 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, in addition, they provide 24/7 support via special mailing lists and reply in twenty minutes to any kind of question. In this light, you will receive top-level support directly from the developers who know their own platform in detail, and not from a third-party support team. Debian is also one of the Linux distributions 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 any of the packages in any way you see fit. Also, you will not have to pay any license fees.
Debian in VPS
When you need a server running Debian, you can opt for any of the virtual private server
plans that we provide and select this Operating System on the order page. You can select the 32-bit or the 64-bit Debian version, as we give you the option to pick the more appropriate one, depending on the software that you'd like to install on your server once it is up and running. When you're more tech-savvy, you can get a Debian-powered VPS without a Control Panel, so you will have full root access and you're able to control the content and the software via SSH. If you are less experienced, but you would like to use an app which requires Debian, you are able to pick our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel on the order page and you'll be able to manage the whole server like a standard shared hosting account. In addition, you can benefit from the optional Managed Services upgrade that we supply, since it comes with regular Operating System updates done by our admins, among other useful things.
Debian in Dedicated Hosting
Each and every dedicated server
that we provide can be installed with Debian and we will test the program environment in depth before we hand over your server to ensure that it will perform perfectly. You'll be able to select the 32-bit or the 64-bit Debian release during the registration process, so that the applications that you install can get the maximum out of your server. We can also keep your OS up-to-date if you add the optional Managed Services package to your plan. In case you acquire your Debian-driven server without a web hosting Control Panel, you can do anything you want with your machine and you'll have full root-level access, yet you will need to be more skillful, as all the tasks will be performed using a Secure Shell console. If you order your Debian-driven server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you'll have a web interface, through which you'll be able to manage domains, files, databases, etcetera, and this might be a better option if you aren't very experienced, but a particular application that you'd like to use requires Debian. You can access your Hepsia-equipped server through SSH as well, however the things which you're able to do will be restricted.