To what does the Debian OS owe its level of popularity? What has made it the Linux distribution of choice for many server admins?
Debian is an Operating System that uses the Linux kernel. Even though it is usually installed on desktop machines, it's being used on more and more web servers as well. The reason is that it's very stable, so a server running it won't have to be restarted for months. Debian is also regarded as being among the most risk-free Operating Systems to choose from, since security patches are released within days after a problem is discovered. This is possible since thousands of skilled developers are working for the Debian project on a voluntary basis and not only do they work on the OS itself, they also provide 24/7 support via special e-mail lists and reply in 20 min to any question. In this light, you'll obtain 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 among the Linux distributions with the highest number of packages - more than 30,000. As the Operating System is free to use, you'll be able to modify both the core and all of the packages in the way you see fit. Furthermore, you will not have to pay any license fees.
Debian in Dedicated Web Hosting
Each dedicated server
that we provide can be set up with Debian and we'll test the software environment completely before we hand over the machine in order to ensure that it'll perform properly. You're able to choose the 32-bit or the 64-bit Debian release during the sign-up process, so that the apps which you set up will be able to get the maximum out of your server. We will also maintain your OS up-to-date if 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 like with the machine and you will have full root-level access, yet you'll need to be more skillful, because all of the tasks will be performed using a Secure Shell console. If you obtain your Debian-driven server with the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will get a web interface, through which you can control domains, files, databases, etc, and this might be a better option when you are not very experienced, and a certain application which you'd like to use requires Debian. You'll have access to your Hepsia-equipped server via SSH as well, however the things that you are able to do will be restricted.