To what does the Debian OS owe its worldwide popularity? What has made it the Linux distribution of choice for a lot of server admins?
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's 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 secure Operating Systems to be found, since security patches are released within days after an issue is discovered. This is possible since thousands of well-trained 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 via special mailing lists and reply within 20 min to any question. Thus, you'll enjoy 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 one of the Linux releases with the highest number of packages - more than 30,000. Since the Operating System is completely free to use, you can modify both the core as well as any of the packages in any way you see fit. Also, you won't need to pay any license fees.
Debian in VPS Hosting
If you need a server running Debian, you can opt for any of the virtual private server
packages that we provide and choose this Operating System on the registration page. You'll be able to select the 32-bit or the 64-bit Debian release, since we give you the option to choose the right one, based on the software that you'd like to install on your server once it is set up. In case you're more tech-savvy, you may get a Debian-powered VPS without a Control Panel, so you'll have full root access and you're able to manage the content and the software through SSH. In case you are less experienced, yet you would like to use software which requires Debian, you'll be able to pick the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel on the order page and you'll be able to manage the whole server like a standard shared web hosting account. You can also take advantage of the optional Managed Services upgrade that we provide, as it features once a week Operating System updates done by our administrators, among other useful things.
Debian in Dedicated Web Hosting
Each dedicated server
that we offer can be set up with Debian and we'll test the program environment thoroughly before we hand over the machine in order to make sure that it'll perform appropriately. You'll be able to select the 32-bit or the 64-bit Debian release during the sign-up process, so that the apps which you install will be able to get the maximum out of your server. We will also maintain your OS up-to-date if you add the optional Managed Services package to your plan. In case you get your Debian-driven server without a hosting Control Panel, you will be able to do anything you like with the machine and you'll have full root-level access, yet you'll need to be more skillful, because all of the tasks will be performed through a Secure Shell console. When you get your Debian-driven server with the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will receive a web interface, through which you'll be able to control domains, files, databases, etc, and this might be the best option when you are not very experienced, and a certain app which you would like to use requires Debian. You'll have access to your Hepsia-equipped server via SSH too, yet the things which you're able to do will be limited.