Debian is an Operating System which uses the Linux kernel. Even though it is usually installed on desktop machines, it's being used on a growing number of web servers as well. The reason is that it is very stable, so a server running it won't have to be restarted for months. Debian is also considered to be one of the most protected Operating Systems available, since security patches are released within days after a problem is discovered. This is possible because thousands of experienced 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 mailing lists and respond within 20 min to any kind of question. In this light, 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 one of the Linux distributions with the highest number of packages - more than 30,000. As the Operating System is completely free to use, you can modify both the core and any of the packages in any way you see fit. In addition, you will not need to pay any license fees.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
You are able to choose the Debian OS for your new dedicated server with just a single click on our order page and according to your choice, we will install the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of the OS on the machine, to ensure that the software that you'll install later will perform in the best possible way. Choosing a server devoid of Control Panel, you'll get Debian and the Apache web server software and you will be able to manage everything using a console. A server which is obtained with our Hepsia Control Panel will include all the software that you will need for your web sites. Although with the latter option the root access is restricted, you will be able to control the server as if it were a shared hosting account, which means that you can take advantage of a dedicated machine even if you don't have previous experience with this kind of website hosting service. If you purchase 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 latest and most secure release.