Debian is an Operating System which uses the Linux kernel. Although it is usually set up on desktop machines, it's being used on a growing number of 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 one of the most secure Operating Systems nowadays, as security patches are released within days after an issue 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, they also provide 24/7 support via special e-mail lists and reply within twenty minutes to any question. Thus, you'll receive 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 among the Linux distributions with the highest number of packages - more than 30,000. Since the Operating System costs nothing to use, you'll be able to modify both the core as well as all the packages in any way you see fit. Also, you will not have to pay any license fees.
Debian in VPS Servers
You will be able to pick the Debian Operating System with each VPS server package that we provide. 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 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 installed either without Control Panel or with our tailor-made Hepsia Control Panel. In the first case, you will have more freedom, because you will have full root access and you will be able to make use of the advantages and the full functionality provided by Debian. In the second case, the root access is limited, however you'll be able to manage your website content through a web interface, not a console. If you don't have much time to control your Debian-powered server, or if you don't have a lot of experience, you're able to add the Managed Services upgrade to your package and our admins will handle the regular OS updates.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
Each and every dedicated server that we supply can be installed with Debian and we'll test the software environment in depth before we hand over the machine to ensure that it will perform properly. You'll be able to pick the 32-bit or the 64-bit Debian release during the registration process, so that the applications that you set up will be able to get the maximum out of your server. We will also maintain 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 website hosting Control Panel, you will be able to do anything you like with your machine and you will have full root-level access, but you'll have to be more skillful, because all of the tasks will be performed using a Secure Shell console. When you acquire your Debian-driven server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you'll receive a web interface, through which you can control domains, files, databases, and many others, and this might be the best option when you aren't very experienced, but a particular app that you intend to use requires Debian. You have access to your Hepsia-equipped server via SSH as well, however the things which you'll be able to do will be restricted.