Debian is an OS which uses the Linux kernel. Even though it is usually installed on personal computers, it is being used on a growing 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 secure Operating Systems in existence, because security patches are released within days after an issue is discovered. This is possible because 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, in addition, they provide 24/7 support by using special mailing lists and respond within twenty minutes to any kind of 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. Since the Operating System is absolutely free to use, you can modify both the core and all of the packages in the way you see fit. Also, you will not have to pay any kind of license fees.
Debian in VPS Servers
You'll be able to choose the Debian Operating System with each and every VPS server plan that we provide. 32-bit and 64-bit releases of the OS are among the options that you will 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 install and run later. A Debian-powered VPS can be set up either without Control Panel or with our tailor-made Hepsia Control Panel. In the first case, you'll have more freedom, considering that you will have full root access and you can make use of the advantages and the full functionality provided by Debian. In the second case, the root access is restricted, however you'll be able to control your world wide web content via a web interface, not a console. If you do not have much time to control your Debian-powered server, or if you don't have much experience, you're able to add the Managed Services upgrade to your plan and our administrators will handle the weekly OS updates.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
You'll be able to select the Debian OS for your new dedicated server with just a click on our registration page and depending on your choice, we'll set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of the OS on your machine, so that the software that you'll install later will perform in the optimal way. Choosing a server with no Control Panel, you will get Debian and the Apache web server software and you're able to manage everything through a console. A server that is obtained with our Hepsia Control Panel will come with all of the software which you'll need for your websites. Although with the latter option the root access is limited, you can control the server as if it were a shared hosting account, so you can take advantage of a dedicated machine even if you don't have previous expertise in this kind of hosting service. When you buy our Managed Services upgrade, we will maintain your server and will update its OS on a weekly basis to make sure that you have the most current and most risk-free version.