To what does the Debian OS owe its worldwide recognition? What has made it the Linux distribution of choice for a lot of server administrators?
Debian is a Linux distribution, that is preffered for desktop machines, yet it has been gaining in popularity as a server Operating System over the last couple of years as well. It is really stable and protected, since fixes are released in a couple of days after a problem is discovered. Debian has a vast support community, so if you have any questions or issues with the OS or with some of the 30,000+ packages it comes with, you're able to contact the developers immediately via e-mail using special e-mail lists and receive a response in just 15-20 min. The Debian community gives you the best level of support possible, as your questions will be handled by the same people who built Debian in the first place, so they have a thorough knowledge of how their system functions. As the Operating System is free to use and distribute, no license costs will be added to your website hosting fees and you will be able to modify the program code files and any other software that you install without restrictions, so as to optimize the software environment for your websites. In addition, Debian performs very well on any kind of hardware, as it is light and fast and doesn't require much memory.
Debian in VPS Servers
You'll be able to choose the Debian Operating System with each VPS server
solution that we offer. 32-bit and 64-bit releases of the OS are among the options that you can find on the order page, which means that you can select the one that will be more suitable for the software that you'd like to install and run later. A Debian-powered VPS can be set up either without any Control Panel or with our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. In the first case, you have more freedom, considering that you will have full root access and you'll be able to take advantage of the advantages and the full functionality provided by Debian. In the second case, the root access is limited, but you will be able to control your online content via a web interface, not a console. If you do not have a lot of time to take care of your Debian-powered server, or in case you don't have a lot of experience, you're able to add the Managed Services upgrade to your package and our administrators will handle the regular OS updates.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
You will be able to choose the Debian OS for your new dedicated server
with a single click on our order page and depending on your choice, we'll install the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of the OS on the machine, so that the software that you'll install later will work in the very best way. Choosing a server devoid of Control Panel, you'll receive Debian and the Apache web server software and you can control everything through a console. A server that is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel will include all the software which you'll need for your Internet sites. Though with the latter option the root access is restricted, you are able to control the server as if it were a shared hosting account, therefore you can take advantage of a dedicated machine even if you have no previous expertise in this type of website hosting service. When you purchase our Managed Services upgrade, we will maintain your server and will update its OS every week in order to make sure that you have the most recent and most secure version.