Debian is an Operating System that uses the Linux kernel. Though it is usually installed on desktop computers, it is being used on more and more web servers too. The reason is that it is really stable, so a server running it will not have to be restarted for months. Debian is also considered to be one of the most protected Operating Systems nowadays, because security patches are released within days after a problem is found. This is possible since thousands of skilled developers are part of the Debian project on a voluntary basis and not only do they work on the OS itself, they also provide 24/7 support through special e-mail lists and reply in 20 minutes to any kind of question. Thus, you'll obtain top-level 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 the Linux distributions with the highest number of packages - over 30,000. Since the Operating System is free to use, you'll be able to modify both the core as well as all of the packages in any way you see fit. In addition, you won't need to pay any license fees.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
You'll be able to choose the Debian Operating System for your new dedicated server with a click on our order page and according to your choice, we'll install the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of the OS on the machine, to ensure that the software that you will install later will work in the best possible way. Choosing a server without any Control Panel, you will get Debian and the Apache web server software and you are able to control everything through a console. A server that's acquired with our Hepsia Control Panel will come with all of the software that you will need for your web sites. Even though with the latter option the root access is restricted, you're able to control the server as if it were a shared website hosting account, thus you can take advantage of a dedicated machine even if you have no previous expertise in this kind of hosting service. If you get our Managed Services upgrade, we will take care of your server and will update its OS on a weekly basis to make sure that you have the most current and most secure edition.