Debian is an OS that uses the Linux kernel. Although it is usually installed on personal computers, it's being used on a growing number of web servers too. The reason is that it is very stable, so a server running it will not have to be restarted for months. Debian is also regarded as being one of the most safe Operating Systems you can get, since security patches are released within days after an issue is found. This is possible since thousands of well-trained developers are working for the Debian project on a voluntary basis and not only do they work on the OS itself, in addition, they provide 24/7 support by using special mailing lists and reply within 20 minutes to any question. In this light, you will have 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 distributions with the highest number of packages - more than 30,000. As the Operating System costs nothing to use, you are able to modify both the core and all the packages in any way you see fit. In addition, you will not need to pay any license fees.
Debian in VPS Servers
You're able to choose the Debian Operating System with each VPS server solution that we provide. 32-bit and 64-bit releases of the OS are some of the options that you will find on the order page, which means that you can pick the one that will be more suitable for the software that you'd like to set up and run later. A Debian-powered VPS can be set up either with no Control Panel or with our tailor-made Hepsia Control Panel. In the first case, you will have more freedom, since you will have full root access and you can take advantage of the advantages and the full functionality offered by Debian. In the second case, the root access is limited, but you can control your website content via a web interface, not a console. In case you do not have much time to maintain your Debian-powered server, or in case you do not have a lot of experience, you can add the Managed Services upgrade to your package and our admins will handle the regular OS updates.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
Each and every dedicated server that we provide can be installed with Debian and we'll test the software environment carefully before we hand over your machine in order to make sure that it'll perform flawlessly. You are able to pick the 32-bit or the 64-bit Debian version throughout the signup process, so that the applications that you set up will be able to get the maximum out of your server. We will also maintain your OS up-to-date when you add the additional Managed Services package to your plan. When you acquire your Debian-driven server without a website hosting Control Panel, you'll be able to do anything you want with the machine and you'll have full root-level access, but you will have to be more experienced, as all the tasks will be performed through a Secure Shell console. If you order your Debian-driven server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will get a web interface, through which you'll be able to manage domains, files, databases, etcetera, and this might be a better option when you are not very experienced, and a particular application that you intend to use requires Debian. You will have access to your Hepsia-equipped server via SSH as well, however the things which you will be able to do are limited.