Debian is an OS which uses the Linux kernel. Though it is usually installed on desktop machines, it's being used on an increasing number of web servers as well. The reason is that it is really 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 choose from, due to the fact that security patches are released within days after a problem is discovered. This is possible because thousands of qualified developers are working for the Debian project on a voluntary basis and not only do they work on the OS itself, but they also provide 24/7 support through special e-mail lists and reply in twenty minutes to any question. In this light, you'll obtain top-level support directly from the developers who know their own platform in depth, and not from a third-party support team. Debian is also among the Linux distributions with the highest number of packages - over 30,000. As the Operating System is completely free to use, you will be able to modify both the core and any of the packages in the way you see fit. In addition, you will not be required to pay any kind of license fees.
Debian in VPS Hosting
You are able to select the Debian Operating System with each virtual private server plan that we supply. 32-bit and 64-bit versions 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 set up and run later. A Debian-powered VPS can be set up either without any Control Panel or with our custom Hepsia Control Panel. In the first case, you have more freedom, as you will have full root access and you can use the advantages and the full functionality supplied by Debian. In the second case, the root access is restricted, but you are able to manage your web content through a web interface, not a console. If you don't have much time to command your Debian-powered server, or if you do not have much experience, you can add the Managed Services upgrade to your package and our admins will handle the weekly OS updates.