Debian is a well-known Linux distribution, that is used mainly on desktop machines, however many people have begun using it lately as a web server Operating System as well, due to the stability and protection it supplies. The latter is a direct result the fact that Debian is developed and supported by a large number of qualified volunteers all around the world, so any patch that is required to fix a certain issue is released within a couple of days. The same community can also help with any question or issue that a user may ever encounter, as they can be contacted via email using e-mail lists and a qualified response will be sent in no more than 15-20 minutes. The advantage here is that all of your questions will be replied by the same people who have developed the Operating System itself and they have a detailed knowledge of how it works. As Debian is absolutely free, you will not have to pay any license fees to use it and you will be able to customize it as much as you want or need. This is valid for the Operating System as well as the 30.000+ software packages that are available for it.