Each and every virtual or dedicated server has its own Operating System and operates independently from the servers of other customers. Updating the Operating system is often ignored, but doing that may have a wide range of advantages for your sites. The most important reason to use the newest version is that patches are usually released to deal with security holes within the Os code, so if you do not install the updates, you risk people with harmful intentions to take advantage of these holes and to get access to your content. OS updates are also released for improved functionality of the system as a whole and for far better compatibility with the hardware available on the market, which could instantly affect the functionality of your sites. If the efficiency and the security of your scripts is the reason to update them, you may also discover that their most up-to-date versions require an updated Os in order to operate effectively, consequently keeping the OS up-to-date is always a good idea.
Weekly OS Update in Dedicated Servers
If you acquire one of our dedicated web hosting plans and you would like to have an up-to-date Os, but you haven't managed your own hosting machine before and you are not sure how to do that or you simply don't have enough time to take care of the server, you'll be able to take advantage of the OS update service which is included in our Managed Services pack. Our admins can install the latest patches for the Operating system you have picked for the hosting machine - CentOS, Debian or Ubuntu, and they shall make sure that all of your apps are functioning correctly after that. The updates are done on a weekly basis, so you'll always have the latest Operating System version and you'll not need to concern yourself with any OS-related security problems.