Debian is an Operating System which uses the Linux kernel. Even though it is usually set up on desktops, it's being used on more and more web servers too. The reason is that it is really stable, so a server running it won't need to be restarted for months. Debian is also regarded as being one of the most protected Operating Systems out there, because security patches are released within days after a problem is found. This is possible since thousands of qualified developers are employed by the Debian project on a voluntary basis and not only do they work on the OS itself, they also provide 24/7 support through special mailing lists and respond in 20 minutes to any kind of question. Thus, you will obtain top-level 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 free to use, you are able to modify both the core as well as any of the packages in the way you see fit. Also, you won't need to pay any kind of license fees.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
Each and every dedicated server that we provide can be set up with Debian and we'll test the software environment in depth before we hand over your machine in order to make sure that it will perform perfectly. You're able to select the 32-bit or the 64-bit Debian version during the signup process, so the applications that you install can get the maximum out of your server. We will also keep your OS up-to-date when you add the optional Managed Services package to your plan. When you order your Debian-driven server without a website hosting Control Panel, you can do anything you want with the machine and you'll have full root-level access, however you'll need to be more skillful, since all the tasks will be performed using a Secure Shell console. If you order your Debian-driven server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you'll receive a web interface, via which you will be able to manage domains, files, databases, etc, and this might be a better option when you are not very experienced, and a specific application that you wish to use requires Debian. You can access your Hepsia-equipped server via SSH as well, however the things which you will be able to do will be restricted.