If you get a hosting server of your own, it will operate independently, so it will have its own Operating System and you could later install server side programs directly or script-driven websites via a hosting Cp. Although keeping the Os updated is not always considered an absolute necessity, it can be a rather important task for several reasons. A newer OS version may have better support for specific hardware, so you could get better performance for the sites and web applications which you install. Your server shall also be more safe because updates often include security patches that take care of small problems which may enable unauthorized people to access your content. Last, but not least, current script versions, which are also released for both improved security and for additional features, might require a later version of the Os in order to work properly and with their full 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 server before and you aren't certain how to do that or you just don't have the required time to manage the hosting server, you are able to take advantage of the OS update service that is integrated in our Managed Services pack. Our administrators can install the latest patches for the Operating system that you have picked for the hosting server - CentOS, Debian or Ubuntu, and they shall ensure that all your apps are functioning correctly after that. The updates are done every week, so you'll always have the latest Os version and you won't have to stress about any OS-related security problems.