Debian is a Linux release, which is widely used for desktop computers, but it's been gaining in popularity as a server Operating System during the last few years as well. It's really dependable and safe, due to the fact that fixes are released in a few days after an issue is discovered. Debian has a huge support community, so when you have any questions or troubles with the OS or with some of the 30,000+ packages it includes, you can contact the developers immediately via electronic mail using special e-mail lists and receive a reply within 15-20 minutes. The Debian community offers the top level of support possible, as all your questions will be handled by the very same people that made Debian in the first place, so they have an in-depth knowledge of how their system operates. As the Operating System is free to use and distribute, no license costs will be included with your hosting fees and you will be able to modify the code files and any other software that you install with no restrictions, in order to optimize the software environment for your Internet sites. What's more, Debian performs very well on any hardware, as it's light and fast and doesn't need much memory.