Every virtual or dedicated server has its own Operating System and works separately from the hosting servers of other customers. Updating the OS is frequently ignored, but doing that might have quite a lot of benefits for your sites. The most essential reason to use the newest version is that patches are typically released to deal with security holes in the Os code, so if you don't install the updates, you risk people with harmful intentions to exploit these holes and to access your content. Operating system updates are also released for much better functionality of the system as a whole and for much better compatibility with the hardware available on the market, which can instantly affect the performance of your websites. If the performance and the security of your scripts is the reason to update them, you might also find out that their most up-to-date versions require an updated Operating System so as to work effectively, consequently keeping the OS up-to-date is always recommended.
Weekly OS Update in Dedicated Servers
If you acquire one of our dedicated servers and you would like to have an up-to-date Operating System, but you have not managed your own hosting machine before and you're not sure how to do that or you simply don't have the required time to manage the server, you are able to take advantage of the OS update service that is integrated in our Managed Services package. Our administrators can install the latest patches for the Operating system which you have chosen for the server - CentOS, Debian or Ubuntu, and they will make certain that your apps are functioning correctly after that. The updates are carried out every week, so you'll constantly have the latest Os version and you'll not need to concern yourself with any OS-related security issues.