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Debian is a free distribution of the Linux operating system. It is the most popular Linux distribution for web servers. Debian contains thousands of software packages that can be installed from its apt-get or aptitude package managers. Robust package management is one of Debian’s most prominent features. Debian is also known for its collaborative software development and testing processes where several maintainers contribute to the various packages. Many other distributions of Linux, including Ubuntu, are based on Debian.
When choosing a Debian Linux server, you will want your development team and programmers to be familiar with the apt-get or aptitude package manager. These package managers make it easy to install software in seconds and most programmers can install Apache, MySQL, and a variety of modules to launch web sites in minutes. The dpkg base of the package management system adds greater flexibility for installing, removing, and providing information about local .deb packages. Debian is used by a large number of educational institutions, commercial companies, non-profit organizations and government organizations.
The maintainers of Debian dedicate a large amount of time integrating all the packages into their distributions. This means that all their software when installed from the Debian package manager will also install all dependencies. Finally when your developer is trying out unfamiliar new software, it will have a greater chance of working if it’s in a Debian hosting environment.
SingleHop is a very experienced provider of Debian hosting. Talk to a sales consultant today to work out all the details and questions you have about hosting or migrating your web applications to a Debian server.