To what does the Debian OS owe its popularity? What has made it the Linux distribution of choice for a lot of server admins?
Debian is an OS which uses the Linux kernel. Though it is usually installed on desktops, it is 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 among the most protected Operating Systems out there, due to the fact that security patches are released within days after an issue is found. This is possible since thousands of well-experienced 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 mailing lists and respond in 20 min to any question. In this light, you will receive 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. As the Operating System is free to use, you are able to modify both the core and all the packages in the way you see fit. Furthermore, you will not need to pay any kind of license fees.
Debian in Dedicated Servers
Each and every dedicated server that we offer can be installed with Debian and we will test the program environment in depth before we hand over your machine in order to ensure that it will perform perfectly. You're able to choose the 32-bit or the 64-bit Debian release during the registration process, so that the applications which you set up can get the maximum out of your server. We can also keep your Operating System up-to-date when you add the optional Managed Services package to your plan. In case you acquire your Debian-driven server without a website hosting Control Panel, you can do anything you want with the machine and you'll have full root-level access, but you will need to be more experienced, since all the tasks will be performed through a Secure Shell console. If you order your Debian-driven server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will receive a web interface, via which you'll be able to control domains, files, databases, and many others, and this might be a better option in case you are not very experienced, but a particular app which you wish to use requires Debian. You will have access to your Hepsia-equipped server via SSH too, but the things which you are able to do are restricted.