Debian is an OS which uses the Linux kernel. Even though it is usually installed on personal computers, it's being used on more and more web servers as well. The reason is that it's really stable, so a server running it won't have to be restarted for months. Debian is also regarded as being one of the most protected Operating Systems available, due to the fact that security patches are released within days after a problem is found. This is possible since thousands of experienced developers are employed by the Debian project on a voluntary basis and not only do they work on the OS itself, but they also provide 24/7 support via special e-mail lists and reply within 20 min to any question. In this light, you'll enjoy top-notch 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 several Linux distributions with the highest number of packages - more than 30,000. Since the Operating System is absolutely free to use, you can modify both the core and any of the packages in the way you see fit. In addition, you won't have to pay any license fees.
Debian in VPS Servers
You can choose the Debian Operating System with each VPS server solution that we offer. 32-bit and 64-bit releases of the OS are some of the options that you will find on the order page, so you can select the one that will be more suitable for the software that you would like to install and run later. A Debian-powered VPS can be installed either with no Control Panel or with our in-house made Hepsia Control Panel. In the first case, you will have more freedom, since 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 limited, yet you can control your web content via a web interface, not a console. If you don't have a lot of time to maintain your Debian-powered server, or if you don't have substantial experience, you are able to add the Managed Services upgrade to your plan and our administrators will handle the regular OS updates.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
You can select the Debian Operating System for your new dedicated server with only a click on our registration page and based on your choice, we will set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of the OS on your machine, so that the software that you'll install later will perform in the best way. Picking a server without any Control Panel, you will receive Debian and the Apache web server software and you are able to manage everything through a console. A server that's ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel will include all of the software that you'll need for your sites. Though with the latter option the root access is restricted, you are able to manage the server as if it were a shared web hosting account, therefore you can take advantage of a dedicated machine even if you don't have previous expertise in this type of web hosting service. If you purchase the Managed Services upgrade, we will maintain your server and will update its OS every week so as to ensure that you have the most current and most safe edition.