If you get a hosting server of your own, it will operate independently, so it will have its own Operating System and you can later install server side applications directly or script-driven websites via a hosting Cp. Though keeping the Os updated is not always considered fundamental, it can be a rather important task for a variety of reasons. A more modern OS version may have better support for specific hardware, so you might get better performance for the websites and web applications that you install. Your server shall also be more secure because updates normally include security patches which resolve small issues that may permit unauthorized people to access your content. Last, but not least, more modern script versions, which are also released for both boosted security and for additional features, might require a later version of the Operating System in order to work correctly and with their full capabilities.
Weekly OS Update in Dedicated Hosting
If you get one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and you want to have an up-to-date Operating System, but you have not managed your own server before and you're not confident how to do that or you just don't have enough time to manage the hosting machine, you can take advantage of the Operating system update service which is integrated in our Managed Services bundle. Our admins can set up the latest patches for the OS you have chosen for the server - CentOS, Debian or Ubuntu, and they'll make sure that your apps are working correctly after that. The updates are carried out each week, so you will always have the latest Os version and you will not need to concern yourself with any OS-related security problems.