If you get a server of your own, it will run independently, so it will have its own Os and you'll be able to later install server side programs directly or script-driven websites through a hosting Control Panel. While keeping the Os updated is not always considered a necessity, it can be a very important task for a number of reasons. A more modern OS version could have better support for specific hardware, so you may get better performance for the sites and web apps which you install. Your server shall also be more protected because updates typically include security patches which take care of small problems that may allow unauthorized individuals to access your content. Last, but not least, newer script versions, which are also released for both enhanced security and for additional features, may need a later version of the Os in order to work correctly and with their 100 % capabilities.
Weekly OS Update in Dedicated Servers
If you get one of our dedicated servers and you wish to have an up-to-date Os, but you haven't managed your own hosting machine before and you are not certain how to do that or you simply do not have the required time to manage the hosting machine, you are able to take advantage of the OS update service that is included in our Managed Services bundle. Our admins can set up the latest patches for the OS you have picked for the hosting machine - CentOS, Debian or Ubuntu, and they shall make sure that all of your applications are functioning correctly after that. The updates are performed on a weekly basis, so you will constantly have the latest Operating System version and you will not need to bother about any OS-related security issues.