If you get a server of your own, it will run independently, so it will have its own Operating System and you could later install server side applications directly or script-driven websites via a hosting Control Panel. While keeping the Os updated is not always considered fundamental, it can be a quite important task for a variety of reasons. A more modern OS version could have better support for certain hardware, so you could get better performance for the sites and web applications which you install. Your server shall also be more protected since updates typically include security patches that resolve small problems that may enable unauthorized people to access your content. Last, but not least, more modern script versions, which are also released for both increased security and for additional features, might require a later version of the Operating System in order to work effectively and with their full capabilities.
Weekly OS Update in Dedicated Servers
If you get one of our dedicated servers and you would like to have an up-to-date Os, but you haven't managed your own server before and you aren't sure how to do that or you simply don't have enough time to deal with the hosting machine, you'll be able to take advantage of the Operating system update service that's integrated in our Managed Services bundle. Our admins can set up the latest patches for the Operating system that you have chosen for the hosting machine - CentOS, Debian or Ubuntu, and they'll make sure that all your apps are functioning correctly after that. The updates are carried out on a weekly basis, so you will always have the latest Operating System version and you won't have to concern yourself with any OS-related security issues.