To what does the Debian OS owe its global popularity? What has made it the Linux distribution of choice for a large number of server administrators?
Debian is an OS which uses the Linux kernel. Though it is usually set up on personal computers, it's being used on a growing number of web servers as well. The reason is that it is really stable, so a server running it won't need to be restarted for months. Debian is also regarded as being one of the most secure Operating Systems in existence, because security patches are released within days after a problem is found. This is possible since thousands of qualified developers work for the Debian project on a voluntary basis and not only do they work on the OS itself, in addition, they provide 24/7 support via special e-mail lists and reply within 20 min to any kind of question. Thus, you'll enjoy 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 - more than 30,000. Since the Operating System is absolutely free to use, you are able to modify both the core as well as all the packages in any way you see fit. Also, you will not need to pay any license fees.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
With our dedicated web hosting plans, you will be able to get a website hosting powerhouse running Debian without delay. This Operating System is among the choices that you will get during the registration process and you can select the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, depending on what software environment your applications need. When you want to have full root access, you can get a server without a Control Panel, so you will have more freedom with regard to what you can do with your machine through SSH. In case you have less experience, however you need Debian for a specific piece of software, you'll be able to acquire the server with our Hepsia Control Panel. Even though the root access will be more limited, you are able to do anything related to your web content with ease employing an intuitive graphical interface. When you add the optional Managed Services bundle to your dedicated server package, our sysadmins will handle the weekly OS improvements. They'll perform many other important tasks on your behalf as well.