To what does the Debian OS owe its level of popularity? What has made it the Linux distribution of choice for a large number of server administrators?
Debian is an OS that uses the Linux kernel. Even though it is usually set up on personal computers, it's being used on more and more web servers as well. The reason is that it is very stable, so a server running it will not have to be restarted for months. Debian is also considered to be one of the most protected Operating Systems to choose from, due to the fact that security patches are released within days after an issue is discovered. This is possible since thousands of well-experienced 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 mailing lists and reply in 20 minutes to any kind of question. Thus, you will get an outstanding level of support directly from the developers who know their own platform in depth, and not from a third-party support team. Debian is also one of several Linux releases with the highest number of packages - over 30,000. Since the Operating System is free to use, you can modify both the core as well as all of the packages in any way you see fit. Furthermore, you will not need to pay any kind of license fees.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
With each of our dedicated servers, you'll be able to have a website hosting powerhouse running Debian right away. This Operating System is among the choices that you'll get throughout the registration process and you are able to select the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, depending on what software environment your apps need. If you wish to have full root access, you are able to order a server with no Control Panel, so you'll have more freedom with regard to what you can do with your machine by using SSH. In case you have less experience, however you need Debian for a specific computer program, you are able to purchase the server with our Hepsia Control Panel. Regardless that the root access is more limited, you'll be able to do anything related to your world wide web content without difficulty via an intuitive graphical interface. If you add the optional Managed Services bundle to your dedicated server package, our system administrators will handle the weekly OS updates. They'll perform various other useful tasks for your benefit too.