Debian is an OS that uses the Linux kernel. Although it is usually set up on desktops, it is being used on an increasing number of web servers as well. The reason is that it's really stable, so a server running it will not need to be restarted for months. Debian is also considered to be among the most risk-free Operating Systems to choose from, due to the fact that security patches are released within days after a problem is found. This is possible since thousands of experienced developers work 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 via special e-mail lists and respond within 20 minutes to any question. Thus, you'll have 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 several Linux distributions with the highest number of packages - more than 30,000. As the Operating System is absolutely free to use, you're able to modify both the core and all of the packages in the way you see fit. In addition, you won't need to pay any license fees.
Debian in VPS Servers
You will be able to pick the Debian Operating System with each and every VPS server plan that we offer. 32-bit and 64-bit releases of the OS are among the options that you will 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 installed either without Control Panel or with our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel. In the first case, you have more freedom, since you will have full root access and you can use the advantages and the full functionality provided by Debian. In the second case, the root access will be restricted, however you can manage your web content via a web interface, not a console. If you do not have much time to manage your Debian-powered server, or in case you don't have substantial experience, you can add the Managed Services upgrade to your plan and our administrators will handle the weekly OS updates.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server that we supply can be installed with Debian and we will test the software environment carefully before we hand over your machine so as to ensure that it'll perform flawlessly. You can select the 32-bit or the 64-bit Debian version throughout the signup process, so that the apps which you set up will be able to 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 order your Debian-driven server without a web hosting Control Panel, you'll be able to do anything you like with the machine and you'll have full root-level access, yet you'll have to be more skillful, as all the tasks will be performed through a Secure Shell console. If you acquire your Debian-driven server with the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you'll have a web interface, through which you'll be able to control domains, files, databases, etc, and this might be a better option in case you are not very experienced, but a specific app that you'd like to use requires Debian. You'll have access to your Hepsia-equipped server through SSH too, yet the things that you'll be able to do are limited.