Every virtual or dedicated hosting machine has its own Operating System and works independently from the hosting servers of other customers. Updating the Operating system is frequently neglected, but doing that could have a wide range of advantages for your websites. The most essential reason to employ the latest version is that patches are frequently released to fix security holes within the Os code, so if you don't install the updates, you risk people with malicious intentions to use these holes and to get access to your content. Operating system updates are also released for enhanced functionality of the system in general and for much better compatibility with the hardware available on the market, which could immediately influence the performance of your sites. If the functionality and the security of your scripts is the reason to update them, you might also find out that their latest versions require an updated Operating System so as to operate properly, so keeping the OS up-to-date is always recommended.
Weekly OS Update in Dedicated Servers
We can keep the Operating System on your dedicated server updated every week as part of our Managed Services upgrade, that you can add to your plan at any time via your billing Control Panel. The service is applicable to all Operating Systems we supply for the servers and our admins will install all software patches that have been officially released so as to ensure that you have a reliable and secure hosting server for your internet sites. They shall also double-check if the software that you have installed is functioning effectively after the update. The service is an excellent choice in the event that you don't have a lot of experience running your own hosting machine or if you simply don't want to lose time on administration tasks.