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Debian 12 (Bookworm) available on VPS and VDS

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The latest Debian release, which will be supported for five years, is now an option on Linux VPS or Virtual Dedicated Servers.

If you’re spinning up a new Linux Virtual Server or Virtual Dedicated Server, we're pleased to say that you can now provision with Debian 12 Bookworm. After thorough in-house testing, we're keen to get feedback on how it performs for you.

Following almost two years of anticipation, Debian 12, codenamed "Bookworm," has made its debut. This release comes as the newest addition to the Debian series, fuelled by Linux 6.1 LTS kernel. Being a new release, we can expect Bookworm to be supported for the next five years - two more years than Debian 11 (Bullseye).

In this release, a remarkable 67% of packages have seen updates since the last version. The default system compiler, the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), has moved up to version 12.2.

Here's a glimpse of other significant package updates:

  • Apache: 2.4.57

  • MariaDB: 10.11

  • Nginx: 1.22

  • OpenJDK: 17

  • OpenLDAP: 2.5.13

  • OpenSSH: 9.2p1

  • Perl: 5.36

  • PHP: 8.2

  • Postfix MTA: 3.7

  • PostgreSQL: 15

  • Python 3: 3.11.2

  • Rustc: 1.63

  • systemd: 252

  • Vim: 9.0

While Debian 12 Bookworm is built upon a foundation of stability, it's important to remember that it is, after all, a fresh release. With new releases come inherent compatibility challenges, particularly with third-party software or products. This release is particularly suited for enthusiasts, early adopters, and those in the community eager to explore the latest offerings. 

If you find yourself navigating any compatibility hurdles or require any support, please let us know. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your experience is as smooth as possible.

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