To what does the Debian OS owe its global popularity? What has made it the Linux distribution of choice for a large number of server admins?
Debian is an Operating System that uses the Linux kernel. Though it is usually set up on desktop computers, it is being used on more and more web servers too. The reason is that it is very stable, so a server running it won't have to be restarted for months. Debian is also regarded as being one of the most protected Operating Systems nowadays, since security patches are released within days after a problem is found. This is possible since thousands of qualified developers are employed by 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 twenty minutes to any kind of question. Thus, you will enjoy top-notch 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 releases with the highest number of packages - more than 30,000. Since the Operating System is absolutely free to use, you'll be able to modify both the core and all of the packages in the way you see fit. Furthermore, you will not need to pay any license fees.
Debian in VPS Servers
You'll be able to choose the Debian Operating System with each and every VPS server
package that we provide. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are among the options that you will find on the order page, so you can select the one that will be more suitable for the software that you need to set up and run later. A Debian-powered VPS can be set up either with no Control Panel or with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. In the first case, you will have more freedom, because you will have full root access and you're able to use the advantages and the full functionality offered by Debian. In the second case, the root access is limited, however you will be able to manage your world wide web content through a web interface, not a console. If you don't have much time to take care of your Debian-powered server, or if you don't have much experience, you're able to add the Managed Services upgrade to your package and our administrators will handle the weekly OS updates.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
Each and every dedicated server
that we offer can be set up with Debian and we will test the software environment in detail before we hand over your server so as to ensure that it will perform perfectly. You'll be able to pick the 32-bit or the 64-bit Debian version during the sign-up process, so that the applications which you set up can get the maximum out of your server. We can also maintain your OS up-to-date if you add the additional Managed Services package to your plan. In case you acquire your Debian-driven server without a web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to do anything you want with your machine and you'll have full root-level access, yet you'll have to be more experienced, because all the tasks will be performed through a Secure Shell console. If you obtain your Debian-driven server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you'll get a web interface, through which you'll be able to control domains, files, databases, etc, and this might be the best option when you are not very experienced, but a particular application that you need to use requires Debian. You'll have access to your Hepsia-equipped server via SSH too, but the things which you're able to do are limited.