Debian is a Linux distribution, that is widespread for desktop computers, however it has been gaining in popularity as a server OS during the last couple of years as well. It is very stable and secure, since fixes are released in a couple of days after a problem is discovered. Debian has a vast support community, so when you have any kind of questions or troubles with the OS or with any of the 30,000+ packages it features, you'll be able to contact the developers right away 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, because all of your questions will be handled by the very same people that created Debian in the first place, so they have a thorough knowledge of how their own system operates. As the Operating System is 100% free to use and distribute, no license costs will be added to your web hosting fees and you will be able to customize the code files and any additional software that you install with no restrictions, so as to optimize the software environment for your sites. Furthermore, Debian performs very well on any kind of hardware, as it's light and efficient and does not need much memory.
Debian in VPS
You'll be able to choose the Debian Operating System with each and every virtual private server plan that we offer. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are among the options that you'll find on the order page, so you can select the one that will be more suitable for the software that you need to install and run later. A Debian-powered VPS can be installed either without Control Panel or with our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel. In the first case, you have more freedom, considering that you will have full root access and you're able to use the advantages and the full functionality supplied by Debian. In the second case, the root access is limited, however you can manage your website content via a web interface, not a console. In case you don't have a lot of time to manage your Debian-powered server, or if you don't have a lot of experience, you could add the Managed Services upgrade to your package and our admins will handle the weekly OS updates.
Debian in Dedicated Hosting
You're able to choose the Debian Operating System for your new dedicated server with a mouse click on our order page and based on your choice, we will install the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of the OS on your machine, to ensure that the software that you will install later will perform in the optimal way. With a server without any Control Panel, you'll receive Debian and the Apache web server software and you'll be able to manage everything through a console. A server that is obtained with our Hepsia Control Panel will feature all the software that you will need for your sites. Though with the latter option the root access is restricted, you'll be 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 have no previous expertise in this kind of web hosting service. If you purchase our Managed Services upgrade, we will take care of your server and will update its OS every week to ensure that you have the most current and most secure version.