Each virtual or dedicated server has its own Operating System and works independently from the hosting servers of other clients. Updating the Operating system is often neglected, but doing that may have quite a lot of benefits for your sites. The most important reason to use the most recent version is that patches are typically released to repair security holes in the Operating System code, so if you don't install the updates, you risk individuals with malicious intentions to use these holes and to access your content. OS updates are also released for enhanced efficiency of the system as a whole and for much better compatibility with the hardware on the market, which could directly impact the functionality of your internet sites. If the functionality and the security of your scripts is the reason to update them, you may also find out that their most recent versions require an updated Os in order to operate effectively, thus keeping the OS up-to-date is always a wise idea.
Weekly OS Update in Dedicated Servers
If you get one of our dedicated servers and you want to have an up-to-date Operating System, but you have not managed your own hosting server before and you aren't certain how to do that or you simply do not have enough time to take care of the hosting machine, you can take advantage of the OS update service which is included in our Managed Services package. Our administrators can install the latest patches for the OS that you have chosen for the hosting server - CentOS, Debian or Ubuntu, and they shall make certain that all of your apps are functioning correctly after that. The updates are performed each week, so you'll always have the latest Os version and you'll not have to worry about any OS-related security issues.