Learn why the Debian Linux distribution is so extremely favored and why many server admins pick it for their machines.
Debian is an OS that uses the Linux kernel. Although it is usually set up on personal computers, it is being used on an increasing number of web servers as well. The reason is that it is very stable, so a server running it will not need to be restarted for months. Debian is also considered to be among the most safe Operating Systems nowadays, since security patches are released within days after a problem is found. 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 through special mailing lists and reply within 20 min to any question. In this light, you'll get 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 - more than 30,000. As the Operating System costs nothing to use, you'll be able to modify both the core as well as any of the packages in the way you see fit. Furthermore, you won't be required to pay any license fees.
Debian in VPS Servers
If you need a server running Debian, you can opt for any of the VPS server
plans that we provide and pick this Operating System on the order page. You will be able to choose the 32-bit or the 64-bit Debian version, since we give you the option to choose the more appropriate one, based on the software which you would like to install on your server once it is set up. In case you're more tech-savvy, you may get a Debian-powered VPS with no Control Panel, and you'll have full root access and you will be able to control the content and the software through SSH. If you are less experienced, but you'd like to use software that requires Debian, you're able to choose our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel on the order page and you will be able to manage the entire server like a standard shared hosting account. You can also take advantage of the optional Managed Services upgrade that we supply, as it features weekly Operating System updates performed by our administrators, among many other useful things.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
You'll be able to select the Debian OS for your new dedicated server
with just a mouse click on our order page and according to your choice, we will set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of the OS on your machine, to ensure that the software that you will install later will work in the best way. Choosing a server without Control Panel, you will get Debian and the Apache web server software and you're able to control everything through a console. A server that is obtained with our Hepsia Control Panel will include all of the software which you'll need for your websites. Though with the latter option the root access will be limited, you'll be able to manage the server as if it were a shared website hosting account, therefore you can take advantage of a dedicated machine even if you do not have previous experience with this kind of hosting service. If you order our Managed Services upgrade, we will maintain your server and will update its OS weekly in order to ensure that you have the most recent and most risk-free version.