Debian is an OS that uses the Linux kernel. Even though it is usually installed on desktop machines, it's being used on an increasing number of web servers as well. The reason is that it is very 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 in existence, due to the fact that security patches are released within days after a problem is discovered. This is possible because thousands of skilled developers are working for 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 minutes to any kind of question. In this light, you'll get an outstanding level of support directly from the developers who know their own platform in depth, 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. As the Operating System is completely free to use, you will be able to modify both the core and all the packages in the way you see fit. Furthermore, you won't be required to pay any kind of license fees.
Debian in Dedicated Hosting
You are able to pick the Debian Operating System for your new dedicated server with just a single click on our order page and based on your choice, we'll set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of the OS on your machine, to ensure that the software that you will install later will work in the optimal way. With a server with no Control Panel, you will get Debian and the Apache web server software and you are able to control everything using a console. A server that is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel will come with all the software which you will need for your websites. Even though with the latter option the root access will be restricted, you are 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 experience with this type of hosting service. If you purchase the Managed Services upgrade, we'll maintain your server and will update its OS weekly so as to ensure that you have the most current and most risk-free version.