To what does the Debian OS owe its level of popularity? What has made it the Linux distribution of choice for a large number of server admins?
Debian is an Operating System which uses the Linux kernel. Even though it is usually installed on desktop machines, it is being used on an increasing number of web servers too. The reason is that it's very stable, so a server running it will not need to be restarted for months. Debian is also considered to be among the most secure Operating Systems to be found, because security patches are released within days after an issue is found. This is possible because thousands of experienced developers are working 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 through special e-mail lists and respond within 20 minutes to any kind of question. In this light, you'll receive 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 one of several Linux releases with the highest number of packages - over 30,000. Since the Operating System is completely free to use, you are able to modify both the core and all the packages in the way you see fit. Also, you will not need to pay any license fees.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
You are able to choose the Debian Operating System for your new dedicated server with just a click on our registration page and according to your choice, we'll install the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of the OS on your machine, so that the software that you'll install later will perform in the best way. Choosing a server without any Control Panel, you will get Debian and the Apache web server software and you can control everything through a console. A server that is ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel will include all the software that you'll need for your Internet sites. Even though with the latter option the root access will be restricted, you're able to manage the server as if it were a shared web hosting account, thus you can take advantage of a dedicated machine even if you don't have previous expertise in this kind of hosting service. When you order our Managed Services upgrade, we'll maintain your server and will update its OS on a weekly basis to make sure that you have the most current and most risk-free release.