Debian is an Operating System that uses the Linux kernel. Even though it is usually installed on personal computers, it is being used on more and more web servers too. The reason is that it's very stable, so a server running it won't need to be restarted for months. Debian is also regarded as being among the most safe Operating Systems in existence, due to the fact that security patches are released within days after an issue is found. This is possible because thousands of experienced developers work for the Debian project on a voluntary basis and not only do they work on the OS itself, in addition, they provide 24/7 support via special e-mail lists and respond in 20 min to any question. In this light, you'll enjoy 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 one of the Linux releases with the highest number of packages - more than 30,000. As the Operating System is free to use, you will be able to modify both the core and all the packages in the way you see fit. Also, you will not have to pay any kind of license fees.
Debian in VPS Servers
You can choose the Debian Operating System with each VPS server solution that we provide. 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 with no Control Panel or with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. In the first case, you will have more freedom, as you will have full root access and you will be able to use the advantages and the full functionality supplied by Debian. In the second case, the root access will be restricted, yet you are able to manage your website content through a web interface, not a console. If you do not have much time to take care of your Debian-powered server, or if you don't have substantial experience, you could add the Managed Services upgrade to your package and our administrators will handle the weekly OS updates.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
You are able to select the Debian OS for your new dedicated server with only a mouse click on our registration page and depending on your choice, we will set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit edition of the OS on your machine, to ensure that the software that you'll install later will perform in the very best way. Using a server without Control Panel, you'll receive Debian and the Apache web server software and you will be able to manage everything using a console. A server which is obtained with the Hepsia Control Panel will include all the software which you may need for your Internet sites. Although with the latter option the root access will be restricted, you'll be able to control the server as if it were a shared website hosting account, which means that you can take advantage of a dedicated machine even if you have no previous expertise in this type of hosting service. When you get the Managed Services upgrade, we'll take care of your server and will update its OS every week to ensure that you have the latest and most secure edition.