Debian is a Linux distribution, that is preffered for desktop machines, however it's been becoming more popular as a server OS during the last couple of years as well. It is very dependable and secure, as fixes are released within a couple of days after an issue is discovered. Debian has a huge support community, so when you have any questions or issues with the OS or with any of the 30,000+ packages it includes, you are able to contact the developers immediately through e-mail using special mailing lists and receive a reply within 15-20 min. The Debian community gives you the best level of support possible, as your questions will be handled by exactly the same people that made Debian in the first place, so they have an exhaustive knowledge of how their system works. Because the Operating System is 100% free to use and distribute, no license costs will be added to your web hosting fees and you can modify the program code files and any additional software that you install without restrictions, to optimize the software environment for your web sites. What's more, Debian performs very well on any hardware, as it is light and effective and doesn't need much memory.
Debian in VPS
You will be able to choose the Debian Operating System with each virtual private server package that we supply. 32-bit and 64-bit releases of the OS are some of the options that you'll 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 installed either without Control Panel or with our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. In the first case, you will have more freedom, since you will have full root access and you'll be able to make use of the advantages and the full functionality provided by Debian. In the second case, the root access will be limited, but you will be able to manage your website content via a web interface, not a console. In case you do not have much time to control your Debian-powered server, or if you don't have a lot of experience, you can add the Managed Services upgrade to your package and our administrators will take care of the regular OS updates.
Debian in Dedicated Hosting
You will be able to pick the Debian Operating System for your new dedicated server with a mouse click on our order page and based on your choice, we will set up the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of the OS on the machine, to ensure that the software that you will install later will work in the very best way. With a server devoid of Control Panel, you'll get Debian and the Apache web server software and you can manage everything through a console. A server that's acquired with the Hepsia Control Panel will include all of the software which you will need for your Internet sites. Although with the latter option the root access is limited, you'll be able to control the server as if it were a shared website hosting account, therefore you can take advantage of a dedicated machine even if you do not have previous expertise in this kind of website hosting service. If you purchase the Managed Services upgrade, we will maintain your server and will update its OS on a weekly basis so as to ensure that you have the latest and most secure release.