Debian is an OS that uses the Linux kernel. Even though it is usually set up on personal computers, it's being used on more and more web servers too. The reason is that it is very stable, so a server running it won't need to be restarted for months. Debian is also regarded as being one of the most safe Operating Systems in existence, since security patches are released within days after an issue is discovered. This is possible because thousands of qualified developers are part of the Debian project on a voluntary basis and not only do they work on the OS itself, but they also provide 24/7 support by using special e-mail lists and reply within 20 min to any kind of question. Thus, you will enjoy an outstanding level of 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 several Linux releases with the highest number of packages - more than 30,000. As the Operating System is absolutely free to use, you will be able to modify both the core as well as any of the packages in the way you see fit. In addition, you will not be required to pay any kind of license fees.
Debian in VPS
You're able to pick the Debian Operating System with each and every virtual private server solution that we offer. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are among the options that you'll 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 set up and run later. A Debian-powered VPS can be set up either without Control Panel or with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. In the first case, you'll have more freedom, considering that you will have full root access and you will be able to use the advantages and the full functionality offered by Debian. In the second case, the root access will be restricted, yet you are able to manage your online content via a web interface, not a console. In case you don't have much time to control your Debian-powered server, or in case you don't have a lot of experience, you are able to add the Managed Services upgrade to your package and our admins will take care of the regular OS updates.
Debian in Dedicated Hosting
You will be able to choose the Debian Operating System for your new dedicated server with only a mouse click on our registration page and depending on your choice, we'll install the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition of the OS on the machine, so that the software that you'll install later will work in the best way. Choosing a server without Control Panel, you will receive Debian and the Apache web server software and you'll be able to manage everything using a console. A server that is acquired with the Hepsia Control Panel will come with all the software which you'll need for your web sites. Even though with the latter option the root access will be limited, you can control the server as if it were a shared web hosting account, so you can take advantage of a dedicated machine even if you don't have previous experience with this type of hosting service. If you get the Managed Services upgrade, we will maintain your server and will update its OS on a weekly basis to make sure that you have the latest and most secure release.