Each virtual or dedicated hosting server has its own Os and works independently from the hosting machines of other customers. Updating the Operating system is usually ignored, but doing that might have lots of advantages for your internet sites. The most essential reason to use the latest version is that patches are frequently released to deal with security holes in the Operating System code, so if you don't install the updates, you risk people with malicious intentions to exploit these holes and to gain access to your content. OS updates are also released for enhanced functionality of the system in general and for better compatibility with the hardware available on the market, which could directly affect the functionality of your sites. If the functionality and the security of your scripts is the reason to update them, you may also find out that their newest versions require an updated Operating System to be able to operate properly, consequently keeping the Operating system up-to-date is always a good idea.
Weekly OS Update in Dedicated Servers
If you obtain one of our dedicated web hosting plans and you wish to have an up-to-date Os, but you have not managed your own server before and you're not certain how to do that or you just don't have the required time to deal with the hosting server, you can take advantage of the Operating system update service that's integrated in our Managed Services pack. Our administrators can set up the latest patches for the OS you have chosen for the hosting machine - CentOS, Debian or Ubuntu, and they shall make sure that all of your apps are operating correctly after that. The updates are carried out each week, so you will constantly have the latest Os version and you will not have to concern yourself with any OS-related security issues.