To what does the Debian OS owe its worldwide popularity? What has made it the Linux distribution of choice for a large number of server administrators?
Debian is an Operating System that uses the Linux kernel. Although it is usually set up on desktop machines, it's being used on more and more web servers as well. The reason is that it's 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 risk-free Operating Systems in existence, because security patches are released within days after a problem is discovered. This is possible since thousands of well-experienced developers are part of 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 respond in 20 min to any question. Thus, you will obtain top-level support directly from the developers who know their own platform in detail, and not from a third-party support team. Debian is also one of several Linux distributions with the highest number of packages - more than 30,000. Since the Operating System is completely free to use, you will be able to modify both the core as well as all the packages in the way you see fit. In addition, you won't have to pay any kind of license fees.
Debian in Dedicated Hosting
32-bit and 64-bit editions of Debian are available on our dedicated server
order page and you'll be able to choose any of them with just a click for your brand new server, depending on what software environment the apps which you plan to use require for top notch performance. You can also choose whether our Hepsia Control Panel should be installed on the server or whether it should come without any Control Panel at all. The first option is suitable for less experienced users who want a Debian-powered server, but wish to manage it like a shared hosting account, while the second option is good for more advanced users who want to have more control, due to the fact that ‘no Control Panel' stands for only Debian and the Apache web server software, but no other software installed on the server whatsoever. We can also save your time and effort with the Managed Services upgrade, since it features regular Operating System updates, to ensure that you'll have a secure and stable Debian installation.