To what does the Debian OS owe its worldwide popularity? What has made it the Linux distribution of choice for a lot of server admins?
Debian is a Linux release, that's preffered for desktop machines, however it has been gaining in popularity as a server Operating System over the last couple of years too. It is very dependable and secure, because fixes are released within a couple of days after a problem is discovered. Debian has a vast support community, so when you have any kind of questions or problems with the OS or with any of the 30,000+ packages it includes, you are able to contact the developers right away via electronic mail using special mailing lists and receive a reply within 15-20 min. The Debian community gives you the top level of support possible, because your questions will be handled by exactly the same people that made Debian in the first place, so they have an in-depth knowledge of how their system operates. Since the Operating System is 100% free to use and distribute, no license costs will be added to your website hosting fees and you will be able to customize the program code files and any additional software which you install without any restrictions, in order to optimize the software environment for your websites. What's more, Debian performs very well on any kind of hardware, as it's light and quick and does not need a lot of memory.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
You will be able to select the Debian OS for your new dedicated server with a mouse click on our order page and depending 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'll install later will work in the best possible way. Using a server with no Control Panel, you'll get Debian and the Apache web server software and you can manage everything through a console. A server that's ordered with our Hepsia Control Panel will feature all the software that you may need for your sites. Though with the latter option the root access will be restricted, you're able to manage the server as if it were a shared web hosting account, so that you can take advantage of a dedicated machine even if you have no previous expertise in this kind of web hosting service. When you get our Managed Services upgrade, we will maintain your server and will update its OS on a weekly basis in order to make sure that you have the latest and most safe version.