To what does the Debian OS owe its global popularity? What has made it the Linux distribution of choice for a lot of server administrators?
Debian is a Linux distribution, that's widely used for desktop computers, however it's been gaining in popularity as a server Operating System over the last few years as well. It is really stable and safe, because fixes are released in just a few days after a problem is discovered. Debian has a large support community, so when you have any kind of questions or troubles with the OS or with some of the 30,000+ packages it comes with, you're able to contact the developers directly via e-mail using special e-mail lists and receive a response in just 15-20 minutes. The Debian community offers the top level of support possible, since all your questions will be handled by exactly the same people that created Debian in the first place, so they have a thorough knowledge of how their system functions. Because the Operating System is absolutely free to use and distribute, no license costs will be added to your web hosting fees and you'll be able to change the code files and any other software that you install without any restrictions, to optimize the software environment for your web sites. In addition, Debian performs very well on any hardware, as it's light and quick and does not need a lot of memory.
Debian in VPS Web Hosting
You can select the Debian Operating System with each and every virtual private server
plan that we offer. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are some of the options that you can find on the order page, which means that you can pick the one that will be 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 in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. In the first case, you'll have more freedom, due to the fact that you will have full root access and you are able to make use of the advantages and the full functionality offered by Debian. In the second case, the root access will be restricted, but you'll be able to control your web content through a web interface, not a console. In case you don't have much time to manage your Debian-powered server, or in case you do not have a lot of experience, you could add the Managed Services upgrade to your package and our administrators will handle the regular OS updates.
Debian in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can choose the Debian Operating System for your new dedicated server
with a click on our order page and depending on your choice, we'll set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition of the OS on the machine, to ensure that the software that you will install later will perform in the optimal way. Selecting a server without any Control Panel, you will receive Debian and the Apache web server software and you can manage everything through a console. A server that's acquired with our Hepsia Control Panel will come with all of the software which you will need for your sites. Although with the latter option the root access is limited, you will be able to manage the server as if it were a shared web hosting account, so that you can take advantage of a dedicated machine even if you don't have previous expertise in this kind of website hosting service. When you order the Managed Services upgrade, we'll take care of your server and will update its OS on a weekly basis to ensure that you have the most recent and most risk-free release.