To what does the Debian OS owe its popularity? What has made it the Linux distribution of choice for a lot of server admins?
Debian is an Operating System that uses the Linux kernel. Although it is usually installed on personal computers, it's being used on an increasing number of web servers as well. The reason is that it's very stable, so a server running it won't have to be restarted for months. Debian is also considered to be one of the most safe Operating Systems nowadays, as security patches are released within days after an issue is discovered. 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, they also provide 24/7 support through special mailing lists and respond within 20 min to any question. Thus, you'll obtain an outstanding level of 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 - over 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 any way you see fit. Furthermore, you will not need to pay any license fees.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
You are able to select the Debian OS for your new dedicated server
with a click on our order page and according to your choice, we'll set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of the OS on the machine, to ensure that the software that you'll install later will perform in the best possible way. Picking a server with no Control Panel, you will receive Debian and the Apache web server software and you'll be able to control everything using a console. A server that's obtained with our Hepsia Control Panel will come with all the software which you will need for your sites. Even though with the latter option the root access will be limited, you are able to manage the server as if it were a shared hosting account, so that you can take advantage of a dedicated machine even if you don't have previous experience with this type of web hosting service. When you order our Managed Services upgrade, we'll maintain your server and will update its OS every week to make sure that you have the most current and most risk-free release.