If you get a server of your own, it will run independently, so it'll have its own Operating System and you could later install server side programs directly or script-driven sites through a hosting Control Panel. While keeping the Os updated isn't always considered a necessity, it can be a very important task for several reasons. A more modern Operating system version might have better support for certain hardware, so you may get better performance for the sites and web applications that you install. Your server will also be more safe because updates usually include security patches which fix small problems that may allow unauthorized individuals to access your content. Last, but not least, more recent script versions, which are also released for both increased security and for additional features, may need a later version of the Operating System in order to work properly and with their full capabilities.
Weekly OS Update in Dedicated Servers
In case you do not have the time to update the Operating System of your dedicated server or you are not quite experienced and you simply don't have the skills to do that, you could take full advantage of our Operating system update service, which is included with the Managed Services upgrade. The latter could be added to your account any time and our system admins shall update the Operating System which you have picked during the signup - Debian, Ubuntu or CentOS, with all officially released patches. They shall also meticulously check if the software on your hosting machine is functioning exactly how it ismeant to after the update so as to avoid any issues down the road. You will have a secure server at all times since the updates are carried out every week.