Debian is an OS that uses the Linux kernel. Though it is usually installed on desktop machines, it's being used on more and more 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 considered to be one of the most safe Operating Systems out there, as security patches are released within days after an issue is found. This is possible since thousands of well-trained developers are part of the Debian project on a voluntary basis and not only do they work on the OS itself, in addition, they provide 24/7 support through special e-mail lists and reply within 20 min to any question. In this light, you will enjoy an outstanding level of 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 - over 30,000. As the Operating System costs nothing to use, you're able to modify both the core as well as any of the packages in any way you see fit. Furthermore, you will not be required to pay any kind of license fees.
Debian in VPS Servers
You'll be able to pick the Debian Operating System with each and every VPS server
plan that we offer. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are some of the options that you'll find on the order page, which means that 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 installed either with no Control Panel or with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. In the first case, you'll have more freedom, considering that you will have full root access and you can use the advantages and the full functionality supplied by Debian. In the second case, the root access will be restricted, but you will be able to control your world wide web content via a web interface, not a console. In case you do not have a lot of time to take care of your Debian-powered server, or in case you do not have substantial experience, you can add the Managed Services upgrade to your package and our administrators will take care of the regular OS updates.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
You're able to choose the Debian OS for your new dedicated server
with a mouse click on our registration page and based on your choice, we will install the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of the OS on the machine, so that the software that you'll install later will perform in the best possible way. Picking a server without Control Panel, you'll get Debian and the Apache web server software and you're able to manage everything using a console. A server which is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel will include all of the software which you will need for your Internet sites. Although with the latter option the root access is limited, you'll be able to manage the server as if it were a shared website hosting account, so that you can take advantage of a dedicated machine even if you don't have previous experience with this type of web hosting service. If you order the Managed Services upgrade, we will maintain your server and will update its OS every week so as to ensure that you have the most current and most secure release.