Debian is a Linux distribution, that is preffered for desktop machines, however it's been becoming more popular as a server Operating System during the last couple of years too. It's really stable and secure, due to the fact that fixes are released in just a few days after an issue is discovered. Debian has a huge support community, so when you have any kind of questions or troubles with the OS or with any of the 30,000+ packages it comes with, you're able to contact the developers directly through email using special mailing lists and receive a response within 15-20 minutes. The Debian community offers the best level of support possible, since your questions will be handled by the very same people who created Debian in the first place, so they have a thorough knowledge of how their system functions. Since the Operating System is 100% free to use and distribute, no license costs will be included with your website hosting fees and you will be able to change the code files and any additional software which you install without restrictions, in order to optimize the software environment for your web sites. What's more, Debian performs very well on any kind of hardware, as it's light and fast and doesn't need a lot of memory.
Debian in VPS Hosting
You'll be able to choose the Debian Operating System with each and every virtual private server plan that we supply. 32-bit and 64-bit releases of the OS are some of the options that you can find on the order page, so you can select the one that will be more suitable for the software that you would like to install and run later. A Debian-powered VPS can be installed either with no Control Panel or with our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. In the first case, you'll have more freedom, as you will have full root access and you'll be able to take advantage of the advantages and the full functionality supplied by Debian. In the second case, the root access will be limited, yet you're able to manage your world wide web content via a web interface, not a console. In case you don't have much time to control your Debian-powered server, or in case you don't have a lot of experience, you can add the Managed Services upgrade to your plan and our admins will take care of the weekly OS updates.
Debian in Dedicated Web Hosting
You are able to choose the Debian Operating System for your new dedicated server with just a mouse click on our order page and based on 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 will install later will perform in the very best way. Selecting a server without Control Panel, you'll get Debian and the Apache web server software and you can manage everything using a console. A server that is acquired with our Hepsia Control Panel will come with all the software which you'll need for your web sites. Though with the latter option the root access will be restricted, you're able to control the server as if it were a shared web hosting account, so you can take advantage of a dedicated machine even if you have no previous experience with this type of web hosting service. If you order the Managed Services upgrade, we will take care of your server and will update its OS weekly in order to make sure that you have the most current and most risk-free version.