Learn why the Debian Linux distribution is so extremely popular and why many server admins choose it for their machines.
Debian is an Operating System which uses the Linux kernel. Although it is usually set up on desktop machines, it is being used on more and more web servers too. The reason is that it's really stable, so a server running it will not have to be restarted for months. Debian is also regarded as being among the most secure Operating Systems available, due to the fact that security patches are released within days after an issue is found. This is possible because thousands of qualified developers work for the Debian project on a voluntary basis and not only do they work on the OS itself, but they also provide 24/7 support through special mailing lists and reply in 20 minutes to any kind of question. Thus, you will obtain 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 among the Linux distributions with the highest number of packages - over 30,000. As the Operating System is completely free to use, you are able to modify both the core as well as all the packages in the way you see fit. In addition, you will not be required to pay any license fees.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
Each and every dedicated server that we supply can be installed with Debian and we'll test the software environment completely before we hand over your server to make sure that it will perform perfectly. You're able to select the 32-bit or the 64-bit Debian version throughout the signup process, so the apps which you install can get the maximum out of your server. We can also keep your OS up-to-date when you add the additional Managed Services package to your plan. In case you order your Debian-driven server without a hosting Control Panel, you can do anything you like with your machine and you'll have full root-level access, but you will need to be more experienced, as all of the tasks will be performed through a Secure Shell console. When you get your Debian-driven server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will 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 aren't very experienced, but a particular application which you need to use requires Debian. You can access your Hepsia-equipped server via SSH as well, however the things which you are able to do will be limited.