How to Setup Debian Server on Azure/AWS/GCP

To setup and install Debian 10 “Buster” server or Debian 11 “Bullseye” on Azure, Amazon AWS or Google GCP the easiest way is to deploy a server using the Debian image from the cloud marketplaces below.  2 click install to deploy Debian Linux on any of the cloud platforms:

Run Debian Server Cloud

Debian Server features

Debian contains 57,703 packages, supports UEFI Secure Boot (which is a process by preventing the loading of UEFI drivers or OS boot loaders that are not signed with an acceptable digital signature).


Debian has AppArmor enabled by default ( that is a Linux kernel security module  allowing the system administrator to restrict programs’ capabilities with per-program profiles. 


Other important features are:

  • Apache
  • BIND DNS Server
  • Cryptsetup
  • Dovecot MTA
  • Emacs
  • Exim default e-mail server
  • GNU Compiler Collection as default compiler
  • GIMP
  • GnuPG
  • Inkscape
  • GNU C library
  • lighttpd
  • Linux kernel image
  • LLVM/Clang toolchain
  • MariaDB
  • Nginx
  • OpenJDK
  • OpenSSH
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • Postfix MTA
  • PostgreSQL
  • Python 3
  • Rustc
  • Samba
  • Vim

Getting Started with Debian Server

Once your Debian server has been deployed, the following links explain how to connect to a Linux VM:



Once connected and logged in, you’re all setup and good to go.

Set Root Password

To change the password of your sudo (root) account password on Debian, run the following command:

					sudo passwd

Using Debian Server Linux

Documentation on using Debian can be found on their website:

Disclaimer: Debian is a (registered, if applicable) trademark owned by Software in the Public Interest, Inc. This Debian release is maintained by Cloud Infrastructure Services.

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Andrew Fitzgerald

Cloud Solution Architect. Helping customers transform their business to the cloud. 20 years experience working in complex infrastructure environments and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert on everything Cloud.

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